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Online Qurbani is common now in days. Qurbani is the act of offering a sacrifice to show ones gratitude to Allah during Eid al-Adha. It also ensures that the needy and the poor people are provided.
Once the companions of Prophet Muhammad (saws) asked him: O Prophet of Allah! What is this Qurbani?? To this, Prophet Muhammad replied: It is the Sunnah of your father Ibrahim (as). (Quoted from Hadith? Ibne e Majah).
In Quran Allah says: It is neither their flesh nor their blood that reaches Allah; it is your piety that reaches Him. (Qur'an 22:37)
It is since the time of Ibrahim (as) that the act of Qurbani has been performed. The act also commemorates the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his own son, who was actually replaced by an animal during the time of Qurbani.
Qurbani could be a practice performed at Eid ul Adha, a celebration in reorganization of the idea, humility and devotion shown to God by his Prophets, Ibrahim (A.S) and solely son, Ismail (A.S). once Ibrahim (A.S) received a revelation through his dream that he's to sacrifice Ismail (A.S), a loved blessing to him at such associate degree senior age, he aware him of his perplexity and that they each entrusted themselves to God.
In sweat this uncompromised commitment to God, Ismail was replaced on the alter by a ram in acknowledgement of his sincere religion in God. In commemoration of this supreme act, informatory the spirit of sacrifice by each noble prophets of Islam, Muslims rejoices annually for the pageant of Eid ul Adha. The pageant is marked by the sacrifice of associate degree animal, typically a sheep, goat or cow with a major portion given to the poor in submission to the need of God.
Story of Ibrahim (A.S):
During Eid ul Adha, after we order our Qurbani, it's helpful to recollect what happened all those years past and why it continues to be relevant for us today.
Ibrahim (AS) failed to have youngsters and throughout his prophet hood, he urgently longed for a son. Once abundant prayer, Allah granted him a baby boy named Ishmael and therefore the joy was overwhelming. Some years passed and Ismail had grown into a wonderful young boy whom his father was very fond of. But Ibrahim (AS) was plagued by a repeat vision in which he was commanded by Allah (SWT) to sacrifice his only son. The magnitude of his anguish can't be fathomed. It stirred worry and trembling in his heart. What would patriarch (AS) choose? Love of God or love of his only son?
Clearly troubled, he decided to consult his son. "O my son! I have seen in a dream that I am offering you in sacrifice to Allah, so what do you think?" The ever obedient Ismail replied "O my father! Do that which you are commanded Insha’Allah, you shall find me of the patient." (As-Saffat: 102)
When both father and son proceeded to the place of sacrifice, on three occasions the devil attempted to divert them. However, Ibrahim (AS) threw stones at the devil and remained steadfast. When they had both submitted themselves to the Will of Allah (SWT) the Quran recounts how the story then unfolded: “O Ibrahim! You have fulfilled the vision!" Verily! Thus do we reward those who perform good deeds, totally for Allah's sake Verily, that indeed was a manifest trial and we ransomed him with a great sacrifice (a ram) and left him thus to be remembered among later generations.” (As-Saffat: 104-108)
So Ismail was replaced by a ram due to the firm faith of both father and son. In this story we must therefore remember that our Eid ul Adha is not just a celebration but the remembrance of one of human history’s greatest sacrifices.
“Or think you that you will enter Paradise without such (trials) as came to those who passed away before you? They were afflicted with severe poverty and ailments and were so shaken that even the Messenger and those who believed along with him said, ‘When (will come) the Help of Allah?’ Yes! Certainly, the Help of Allah is near!”
Say (O Muhammad): "Truly, my Lord has guided me to a Straight Path, a right religion, the religion of Ibrahim Hanifa and he was not of Al-Mushrikeen.”Say (O Muhammad): "Verily, my Slat (prayer), my sacrifice, my living, and my dying are for Allah, the Lord of the 'Alumina (mankind, jinn’s and all that exists). (Quran 6:160 -162)
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