Qurbani Requires Self-Denial

Eid ul Adha is not simply an occasion of festivity. On this Day we recall the unwavering faith, conviction and sacrifice of Nabî Ibrahim whom the Qur’ân describes in the following words:

Ibrahim was indeed a shining example of virtue, obedient to Allâh, ever inclined to Him and he was not of those who set up equals to Allâh. He was ever grateful for His favours, We chose him and guided him to a straight path; and We bestowed on him good in this world and in the Hereafter, he will surely be among the righteous.» (An-Nahl, 121-123)

Eid-ul-Adha Message: Qurbani

“And who could be of better faith than he who surrenders his whole being unto Allâh and is a doer of good and follows the creed of Ibrahim who turned away from all that is false – And Allâh chose Ibrahim as His friend.” (4:125)

On the blessed day of Eid-ul-Adha, we relive the struggle and sacrifices of Ibrahim Alayhis-Salâm. The sacrifice of an animal and the spill of blood is a symbolic demonstration of our unreserved love for Allâh. It is our display of unquestioned obedience to the law of Allâh and a reminder that the closer one gets to Allâh the greater the struggles and sacrifices. Ibrahim’s Alayhis-Salâm legacy reassures the Believers that truth must prevail if we have conviction and commitment.

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First Ten Days of Zul Hijjah
Ibne Abbaas s relates that the Prophet s said:

“Good deeds performed on other days are not superior to those performed on these (first ten days of Zul Hijjah).” The companions sinquired: “Not even Jihaad?” He replied: “Not even Jihaad, except for that person who goes out putting himself and his wealth in danger and does not return with anything.” (Bukhaari)

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