Eid Mubarak!

Today marks the first day of Eid-ul-Azha 2011. A day on which muslims sacrifice the cattle they have bought specifically for this day.
Muslims throughout the world follow the act of Hazrat Ibrahim (a.s) as he was asked by Allah many many years ago to sacrifice his son in the name of Allah on this day. Hazrat Ibrahim (a.s) told his son of Allah’s desire and the son bent to the will of Allah and prepared to sacrifice himself in Allah’s way.
In the last moment Allah replaced Hazrat Ibrahim (a.s)’s son with a goat and the goat was sacrificed in place of his son.
Allah wished to test his prophet and already knew of the outcome, He is All knowing, and thus muslims remember this sacrifice and enact it every Eid-ul-Azha.
The sacriice we perform is not of the money spent buying the animal, it is the sacrifice of the animal you took care of for 4-5 days and the animal you had grown to love. The sacrifice is of love, giving away a thing you loved only because it is the will of Allah.
Truly, the sacrifice which results in a feeling of loss is a true one.

Let us pray to Allah to accept our sacrifice, to forgive us if we had any intentions He did not approve of and provide us with His blessing so we may prosper. Aameen.

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4 thoughts on “Eid Mubarak!

  1. Thanks to Allah at least you reply! how are you it’s been more than a decade we haven’t seen & talk to each other. I miss you yarr I hope you still remember me ๐Ÿ™‚

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