October 2, 2023

Eid-ul-Adha: Virtue and importance, sacrifice and piety

The Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: On the occasion of Hujjat-ul-Wada ‘, he sacrificed 100 camels. Camel meat was the favorite food of the Arabs.


Eid-ul-Adha is a very purposeful and memorable day, the acceptance of the prayers of this day has been indicated by the Holy Prophet (PBUH), so we should all repent and ask for forgiveness on the day of Eid. Not verbal, but practical repentance. Pray fervently to God, seek forgiveness for your shortcomings, sins, and do your best to please your Lord. Remember, “sacrifice” has been an integral part of all religions since the beginning of the world. It is a sacrifice of life to God, which is offered as a substitute for an animal. It is known from the heavenly scriptures that the history of sacrifice began with Adam (peace be upon him). This sacrifice is mentioned in the Qur’an in the story of Abel and Cain. The Bible describes Cain as a gift of fruit to the Lord, and Abel offered his sheep, the firstlings of the goats, and their fat as a gift to the Lord. The Lord accepted Abel and his offering, when He did not accept Cain’s gift. What was the method of acceptance and non-acceptance then? There are many opinions in this regard. However, there is a clear indication in verse 183 of Surah Al-Imran that Allah Almighty, in order to bring the consciousness of His nature in human nature to the level of belief and faith, in the beginning this method of accepting vows. He assumed that fire would come down from heaven and eat the sacrifices offered by the people. However, after this incident of Abraham (peace be upon him) the sacrifice gained a special significance and universality in such a way that the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) gave it the status of Sunnah. It is said that when Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) prayed to Allah, Allah gave him a son in the form of Hazrat Ishmael (AS) at the age of about 90 years, whom he brought up with great care and affection. Were able to help. From the birth of the first child in old age one can guess how dear this son will be, but the true Muslim is the one who loves nothing in the world more than the pleasure and goodwill of Allah, even to the point of death. Don’t even care This was the reason why Hazrat Ibrahim (PBUH) was ready to sacrifice his only and beloved son with his own hands as soon as he got the hint in his dream. Rather, he understood the command of God and said, “Obey this command of God without any hesitation, you will find me steadfast, insha’Allah.” They took him to the hill and laid him on the ground on his forehead for sacrifice. The fulfillment of God’s commandments was so close that the knife went out of his hand, a call came from Allah, “O Ibrahim! You made the dream come true. ”The sacrifice of the son was indeed a great ordeal, which Abraham fulfilled, and he was made the Imam and leader of mankind. The Sunnah of has been established forever. This is the sacrifice that we arrange on the occasion of Hajj and Eid-ul-Adha. The purpose of celebrating this remembrance of sacrifice is also to instill in the Muslims the same true spirit of sacrifice, the state of faith and the spirit of love and loyalty to their Lord, the practical manifestation of which can be seen in the whole life of Abraham. Comes. If a Muslim sacrifices an animal without this awareness, then he is shedding unjust blood of that animal which Allah does not need. The Qur’an says: Arrives In the Holy Qur’an, the commandment of sacrifice is stated in the following words: Hazrat Abdullah Ibn Umar (RA) says that the Holy Prophet (PBUH) stayed in Madinah for ten years and during that time he offered sacrifices every year.

In the religion of Islam, not only the religious life of the Muslims, but also the cultural and social life has been given orders and some etiquettes have also been prescribed. However, in the present era, not only un-Islamic practices have been included in the festivals of Eid, but also many rituals of Jahiliyyah have been introduced. The festival should be celebrated according to which new or at least washed clothes should be adorned by bathing early in the morning on the day of Eid. Special arrangements should be made for Eid prayers. Muslims usually take children to Eid Gah and where women attend, women also go with them, but these days due to the spread of corona virus it would be better not to take children and women with them. Go. Of course, like Friday prayers, Eid sermons will also be broadcast on TV, so children and women must listen to these sermons, so that they can be aware of the real purpose of Eid al-Adha and Qurbani. Undoubtedly, Eid-ul-Adha is a festival of happiness for Muslims, in which everyone meets each other, but this year all important matters should be done by maintaining social distance. It is better not to shake hands and hug the imam of the mosque and other worshipers. Of course, regular meeting on the day of Eid is the way of the beloved Prophet, but in the current situation, caution is also the standard of our Prophet. However, you can say “Eid Mubarak” or “Barak Allah Lakum”. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) narrated from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) the following words of reply:

 Maintaining social distance from the purchase of a sacrificial animal to its care is not an easy task. However, try to meet all the precautionary requirements. For the last several years, there have been reports of outbreaks of tick virus in animal skins on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha. Also, try to make sacrifices with your own hands this year, to minimize the chances of the corona virus spreading.

Whether it is Eid-ul-Fitr or Eid-ul-Adha, there is an opportunity for entertainment with remembrance and thanks to Allah and also, the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) wanted to bring us into a civilization through these festivals, so these festivals are only for Do not limit yourself to sports and pleasures, but also strive to achieve higher goals such as high morals, invitation to the well-known and Nussrah of Islam. Also, in view of these guidelines of Islam, children should be made aware of the reality of this religious festival and the correct ways of celebrating it. On Eid, almost all the able-bodied people make arrangements to buy clothes and shoes for themselves and their children, but on such occasions, care should also be taken of those around them who share in these joys due to lack of resources. Also, in all stages of sacrifice, in the distribution of meat, in the preparation of meals, in the arrangement of feasts, etc., every precaution must be taken, lest by our negligence we ourselves or any of our loved ones should be afflicted with this plague. Let’s talk about the sacrifice. In this regard, according to the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet, one should not cut one’s nails or cut one’s hair before the sacrifice. The time for sacrifice begins on the 10th of Dhu al-Hijjah after the Eid prayers. While regarding the sacrificial animal, it was emphasized that this animal should be free from all kinds of defects. A goat or goat should be at least one year old, ox or cow two years old, camel and camel at least five years old, while sheep and goats should be six months old. The sacrifice of a goat and a goat should be done individually, while the sacrifice of an ox, a cow and a camel can be attended by more than one person. If the meat is obtained, then there will be no sacrifice. The meat of the sacrifice should be divided into three parts. One should be for the family, one should be kept for relatives and friends and one part should be distributed among the poor. It is not right to hire. Also the skin of the victim should be given in charity. In addition, the sacrificial animal itself has the great virtue of being slaughtered. If it is not possible to slaughter yourself, then you must participate in this process. It has also been emphasized that one animal should not be slaughtered in front of another. The Islamic method of purification is slaughter or nahr, and both of these methods are aimed at purifying the flesh from the impurity of blood. Only halal blood is haraam in halal animals or they are some of the disgusting things which human nature does not like. At the time of sacrifice, animal carcasses and other wastes are usually dumped in roads, streets, courtyards, intersections and drains which cause germs and dangerous diseases, so put the carcasses in the garbage bins kept by the administration and In areas where there is no such reasonable arrangement, with your help, individually or collectively, remove these debris from the population, so that the environment is not polluted.

The Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: On the occasion of Hujjat-ul-Wada ‘, he sacrificed 100 camels. Camel meat was the favorite food of the Arabs. The Holy Prophet (PBUH) used to like to eat the sacrificial meat in different ways in ordinary days. Tradition has it that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) preferred hand meat. A special dish of Arabs, which is made by boiling meat in water and mixing barley flour in it, was also liked by the Holy Prophet. In ancient times, meat was taught in the sun to preserve it, and the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) ate this dried meat many times. ۔ It has been observed that when delicious, chit-patty dishes of meat are chosen on the table, it becomes a little difficult to restrain one’s hand and this unrestrained, careless attitude in eating on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha invites various diseases. Do not miss the point of moderation and must eat vegetables and fruits along with meat, so that balance is maintained. Since eating on Eid-ul-Adha is intermittent, patients with diabetes, high blood pressure and gastrointestinal disorders should take special care in eating meat and poultry. If diabetics eat too much meat and do not feel well, walk briskly for a while, so that blood sugar levels return to normal. Patients with high blood pressure and gastric ulcers should eat fried or boiled fried meat instead of fried meat. Also, patients with high blood pressure should use less salt and use salads. Also get some rest. All those who are already suffering from any disease, if they do not feel better despite taking all the precautionary measures, then they must consult their doctor.

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