Eid al-Adha is indeed a momentous occasion in the life of a Muslim. While we remember the great sacrifice’s of Hadhrat Ebrahim (Alayhis Salaam) and His son, Hadhrat Ismail (Alayhis Salaam), we learn the fundamental and all important lesson of “Taqwaa”, Obedience and Submission to the commands of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala).
While we witness the slaughtering of animals in the name of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala), the animal thus being beneficial through consumption, we too should sacrifice our Nafs and evil instincts for the pleasure of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala). It is only then can we be wholesomely beneficial for Mankind. The Noor in our hearts will then flame the love of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) in the hearts of others.
- (Mufti) Ebrahim Desai