Thursday, 3 November 2011

Celebration of Eidul-'Adha

01: Many of us have heard of the origin of ‘Eidul-Adha, but let’s once again refresh our memories to what it is all about! If you haven’t, we hope you will benefit from this insyallah :)

This holy celebration initiated when Allah has commanded Prophet Ibrahim (a.s) to sacrifice (slaughter) his son, Prophet Ismail (a.s). Both of the noble Prophets willingly obeyed Him. Their only wish was to only obey Allah, not knowing what the Almighty had in store for them! And Masyallah, when Prophet Ibrahim (a.s) began the sacrifice, Allah replaced Prophet Ismail (a.s) with a lamb!

‘Eidul-Adha is celebrated on the 10th of Dzulhijjah, and it is feast of self-sacrifice, commitment and obedience to Allah. Like Prophet Ibrahim (a.s), he showed great willingness to sacrifice his son, so Muslims should learn that we too, must try to do the same. 
So thus, let’s be better Muslims and be more obedient to Allah! :D

Related verse from the Quran:
“When his son (Prophet Ismail (a.s)) was old enough to work with him, he (Prophet Ibrahim (a.s) said, ‘My son, I have a dream that I must sacrifice you. What do you think of this?’ He (Prophet Ismail (a.s)) replied, ‘Father, fulfill whatever you are commanded to do and you will me patient, by the will of Allah’” [As-Saffat 37:102]

Related hadith:
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: “Allah has given you something better instead of these; the day of ‘Eidul-Adha and the day of ‘Eidul-Fitri” [Abu Dawud]
Celebration of Eidul-'Adha, according to the Quran and Sunnah! :)

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