Eid ul Adha 2018.

Eid Mubarak to all our Muslim Brothers and Sisters throughout the World.

 

Eid ul Adha

Is Eid of sacrifice,

And commitment to the Almighty’s orders.

May the Almighty bless us with the same in

All circles of life,

And help all amongst us,

Who are helpless,

Worried and waiting for his Rehmaat (mercy),

Wishing a very happy Eid Mubarak

 

Eid al-Adha is also called the “Festival of Sacrifice“, is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year and considered the holier of the two. It honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God’s command.

One of the main trials of Abraham’s life was to face the command of God to sacrifice his dearest possession, his son.[ The son is not named in the Quran, but Muslims believe it to be Ishmael, , whereas it is mentioned as Issac in the Bible. Upon hearing this command, Abraham prepared to submit to the will of God. During this preparation, Shaitan (the devil) tempted Abraham and his family by trying to dissuade them from carrying out God’s commandment, and Abraham drove Satan away by throwing pebbles at him. In commemoration of their rejection of Satan, stones are thrown at symbolic pillars during the Stoning of the Devil during Hajj rites.

Before Abraham could sacrifice his son, God provided a ram to sacrifice instead. Therefore, an animal is sacrificed and divided into three parts: one third of the share is given to the poor and needy; another third is given to relatives, friends and neighbors; and the remaining third is retained by the family. Abraham had passed the test by his willingness to carry out God’s command.

Abraham had shown that his love for God superseded all others: that he would lay down his own life or the lives of those dearest to him in submissioln to God’s command. Muslims commemorate this ultimate act of sacrifice every year during Eid al-Adha. While Abraham was prepared to make an ultimate sacrifice, God ultimately prevents the sacrifice, additionally signifying that one should never sacrifice a human life, especially not in the name of God

In the Islamic lunar calendar, Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah.

 

As the Almighty waters his creation,

May he also sprinkle his wondrous blessings over you and your beloved ones,

Eid Mubarak!

May the day delight you

And the moments measure all the special joys,

For all of you to treasure.

May the year ahead, Be fruitful too

For your home and family,

And specially for you,

Eid Mubarak!

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