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IslamGreatReligion Teams wishes Eid-Ul-Adha Mubarak !!! – The festival of Sacrifice

Posted on: November 5, 2011

In The name of Allah,The Most Merciful,The Most gracious

IslamGreatReligion Teams wishes Eid-Ul-Adha Mubarak !!!  – The festival of Sacrifice 

“Surely Abraham was an example, obedient to Allah, by nature upright, and he was not of the polytheists. He was grateful for Our bounties. We chose him and guided him unto a right path. We gave him good in this world, and in the next he will most surely be among the righteous.” (Qur’an 16:120-121) 

And when he (Ibrahim Peace be upon him) attained to working with him, he said: O my son! surely I have seen in a dream that I should sacrifice you; consider then what you see. He (Ismaeil) said: O my father! do what you are commanded; if Allah please, you will find me of the patient ones. [Noble Quran, 37:102]

**Subhanallah!! What the obedient slaves, here we are NOT willing to just sacrifice our worldly desires!!** 

Imagine If we were asked to slaughter our son every year ?? 

Would we be able to obey Allah then? 

when we are not willing to just answer the 5 times call : come to prayer

O’ Allah – forgive us and our sins, indeed u are most merciful..

Eid Al-Adha – the celebration of the sacrifice. And this is the season of Hajj – when the Muslims have come from around the world to the house of Allah in humility and submission.

Concerning the act of sacrifice, Allah (S.W.T) says: “It is neither their meat nor their blood that reaches Allah, but it is piety from you that reaches Him.” (Al-Hajj chapter 22, verse 37).

Allah has qualified sacrifice as an act that demonstrates TAQWA (piety, God consciousness). And why does sacrifice do this? How does the sacrifice of an animal demonstrate piety?

The essential element here is that Allah asks man to give something – an animal that he owns, for no reason other than Allah has commanded it. Now many of us would say that sacrificing a sheep does not take very much Taqwa, and this is where the story of Ibrahim comes in, because the sacrifice that we do, is really application of what he had commanded to do.

Concerning what happened to Ibrahim, Allah says that: “Verily, that indeed was a manifest trial.” (As-Saffat chapter 37, verse 106). 

We know that Ibrahim had a deep longing for a righteous son, and Allah gave him one – and yet, just as that son begins to blossom, begins to grow into a young man, Ibrahim is asked to sacrifice him. And this is not the first time – as soon as Ismail was born Ibrahim was commanded to leave Ismail and his mother in the desert. So this is the second time that Allah has tested Ibrahim with his love for this child. But this trial is even more severe than the first, because previously, although Ibrahim had to leave them, he still had the comfort of knowing Allah would care for them, and he did have the chance to visit them. But this time he is with the trial of actually separating himself permanently from his beloved son. What does this tell us?

It reminds us that each of us will be tried in that which is most beloved to our hearts. For what is the purpose of a trial other than to test how attached your heart is to Allah. And one of the best ways to test that is take away whatever you love the most next to Allah. In this situation a person can have two responses – if the love they had for the created thing was greater than their love for the creator, they will fall into despair; because the thing that filled their heart has been taken away. But if their love for the creator is greater than anything and that is what fills their heart, they will find comfort in knowing that the promise of Allah is true and that there will come a time that they will be rewarded for their patience. Therefore, Ibrahim’s willingness to complete the command of Allah, in spite of the fact that it would separate him from what he loves shows how great his love for Allah is. If Ibrahim had been ruled by emotions or had valued his own intellect over the command of Allah he would have begun questioning –WHY? Or even giving up thinking that the test was too hard and falling into disobedience. But no, this is Ibrahim The Khalil, the close friend of Allah. And the one who is close to Allah is the one that recognizes the greatness of Allah over his creation, and the one that submits to him without hesitation, without giving second thought about Allah’s commands. And this is the description that Allah has given to all true believers:

“It is not for a believer, man or woman, when Allah and His Messenger have decreed a matter that they should have any option in their decision.” (Al-Ahzab 33:36) 

And this is what Ibrahim knew. This is what Ibrahim understood. And this is what Ibrahim acted upon. This is what made Ibrahim the Khalil (The close friend) of Allah. This is what made Ibrahim an example for us to follow. So the question I would ask to every one of us,

Are we really believers when we find resistance in our hearts to the commands of Allah? …

… But their story does not end there – Allah continues:

“Then, when they had both submitted themselves (to the Will of Allah), and he had laid him prostrate on his forehead; And We called out to him: ‘O Abraham! You have fulfilled the dream!’ Verily! Thus do We reward the Muhsinoon.” (As-Saffat chapter 37, verses103 – 105). 

So the fulfilment of the dream was that both Ibrahim and Ismail submit to Allah and prepare themselves to carry out his command – once they did this, Allah informed them that they had what he wanted. From this, we see further evidence of what Allah has told us in Surah Ash-Sharh:

“Verily, along with every hardship is relief, Verily, along with every hardship is relief” 

When they had both submitted themselves to the will of Allah, the trial was lifted. This should tell us that in any trial our first sense should be to discover what Allah wants us to learn, and then work to bring that change about in ourselves. The purpose of these trials is not to cause pain,

“Allah intends for you ease. He does not want to make things difficult for you.” (AlBaqarah 2:185) and yet at the same time, we will be tested, as Allah says:

“Do people think that they will be left alone because they say: “We believe,” and will not be tested. And We indeed tested those who were before them. And Allah will certainly make (it) known (the truth of) those who are true, and will certainly make (it) known (the falsehood of) those who are liars.”

This is the essence of our religion. This is Islam. If we call ourselves Muslims, this level of submission is something we must strive to prove.

So this Eid is a reminder of the essence of submission. What Ibrahim did is what we must do:

Submit to the commands of Allah, and obey him. Wherever that command finds us, in whatever condition, the response of our hearts must be submission.

And if you prove this submission for Allah, look what Allah will prepare for you

“And the Garden, (paradise) will be brought nigh to the Righteous,- no more a thing distant. (A voice will say:) “This is what was promised for you,- for every one who turned (to Allah. in sincere repentance, who kept (His Law), “Who feared ((Allah)) Most Gracious Unseen, and brought a heart turned in devotion (to Him): “Enter ye therein in Peace and Security; this is a Day of Eternal Life!” There will be for them therein all that they wish,- and more besides in Our Presence.” (Surah Qaf 50:31-35)

Lets promise to slaughter our sins, evil intentions and wrong doings along with the animal on this eid 

Finally “islamgreatreligion” wishes all its readers

 and visitors

Eid ul Adha Mubarak!

May Allah Accept Our prayers and sacrifice

May Allah Forgive Our Sins,and guide us on right path!

May Allah shower his finest blessing on ALL MUSLIMS around world.

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