BAKRA EID | EID AL- ADHA | WHY MUSLIMS/ARABS CELEBRATE IT IN THE WORLD?

Muslims around the world celebrate their 02 major Festivals namely Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha.  

Eid Al- Adha  is the second of the two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year and is known as Bakra (GOAT) Eid in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. You  might have heard Eid Qurban in some countries like IRAN. This festival is also called as The Festival of Sacrifice. 


You might be wondering why it is called as The Festival of Sacrifice?  there is a reason and story behind it. The story of a great Prophet not only Muslims and Arabs believe in him but also Christians and Jews globally.


This story is common between we Muslims/Arabs, Christians and Jews, we all believe in this story. The story of Prophet Abraham (Ibrahim) Peace and blessing of Almighty be upon him and his Son. 

Let me share this story today with you. Prophet Ibrahim PBUH has gone through many trials in his lifespan but one of the main trials of Prophet Ibrahim PBUH was to face the command of Allah by sacrificing his Son. Prophet Ibrahim PBUH kept having dreams that he was sacrificing his son and he knew that its a command from Allah to sacrifice his son, he told his son as stated in Holy Quran. 

" O Son, I keep dreaming that I am slaughtering you", Son Replied "Father, Do  what you are ordered to do ", Ibrahim PBUH Prepared to submit his will to Allah and prepared to slaughter his Son as an act of faith and obedience to Allah.



Acknowledging that Ibrahim PBUH was willing to sacrifice what is dear to him, Allah honored both Ibrahim and his Son PBUT. Angel Jibreel (Gabriel) Called Ibrahim PBUH, " O Ibrahim, you have fullfiled the revelations", and Ram (Sheep) from heaven was offered by Angel Jibreel. 


PURPOSE OF THE SACRIFICE.

The purpose of Qurbani or Sacrifice in Eid Al-Adha is not about shedding blood for Allah. It is about sacrificing the devotee love the most to show your devotion to Allah.  It is also obligatory to share the meat of the sacrificed animal in three equivalent parts. 

1- for the Family,
2- for Relatives & Friends,
3- for the Poor People.

It has a clear message of devotion, Kindness and equality. It is not that the meat and blood that will reach to Allah. But what reaches is the devotion of the devotee.

Allah is greatest, Allah is greatest
There is no god but Allah,
Allah is greates, Allah is greatest,
and to Allah goes all Praise.

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for this blog Mr Tahir Hussain 🌹
    May the almighty bless you and reward you from the best

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