Eid-Ul-Azha: Learn About One Of The Most Striking Lessons Of This Occasion

 

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As the Quran tells us, many years ago, our father, Hazrat Ibrahim (as) dreamt that he was to sacrifice his son in the way of Allah.

 

 

     Eid-ul-Azha may not be about getting a break from fasting for 30 days straight, turning back to your normal routine, or waiting for relatives to drop by and collecting Eidi like we do on Eid-ul-Fitr; but this Eid emphasizes upon far more important lessons that we as Muslims should learn and reflect on.

     As the Quran tells us, many years ago, our father, Hazrat Ibrahim (as) dreamt that he was to sacrifice his son in the way of Allah. He loved his son, as naturally all fathers do, but he strengthened his heart and mind, decided that he loved Allah more and took his son (Hazrat Ismail) to Mount Arafat and prepared to sacrifice him. An exceptional child and a great Prophet that Hazrat Ismail later turned out to be, complied during the trial he and his father was being put through. Hazrat Ismail suggested that his father should blindfold his eyes in order not to see his son suffer. Thus, Hazrat Ibrahim did what he was commanded by Allah. He took off his blindfold to find out that he had slaughtered a ram instead of his son, who was standing by his side.

     One of the main ideas which I, too personally find beautiful and a striking lesson behind this was that Allah wanted Hazrat Ibrahim (as) to slaughter his attachments to not only his son, but anything that is worldly and anything which could compete with his attachment to his One and Only God – Allah.

     The lessons to learn here thus are that, not only should we as Muslims not get attached to worldly entities and beings which may lead us to forget Allah Almighty, but also to learn that once you let go of your attachments what you love is given back to you in a purer form. So, ask yourselves today and in these beautiful days of sacrifice, which attachments do you need to slaughter. Whether it’s about accumulating wealth, living a lavish lifestyle, gluttony (all things prevalent in our society today). It is time to ponder and reflect on.

     Source: www.sediyani.com

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     2 APRIL 2017

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