Someone asked Mufti Ibrahim Desai (db) once how to celebrate Eid. He replied, “Eid-ul-Adha is to slaughter an animal to show and signify solidarity upon the sacrifices of Ibraahim [a.s.] and his submission to Allah. By slaughtering an animal, to inculcate is the quality of sacrifice for the Deen of Allah, like Ibraahim [a.s.] willingness to sacrifice his household in a barren land upon the order of Allah, his eagerness to sacrifice his son to fulfil the order of Allah, his eagerness to sacrifice himself so that the Oneness of Allah may prevail and idolatory may be abolished. The celebration of Eid-ul-Adha should have the spirit of these sacrifices behind it.”
Al Hamdu Lillah. Allah Ta’ala gave us the chance of witnessig another Eid. I can’t believe how fast the time is running, it’s like we just celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr last week. This is really a sign of Qiyamah. We should take this oppertunity to make not just ourselves happy but as well Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala by making sincere tauba (repentance), a lot of Istighfar (seeking Allah’s forgiveness), Dhikr (remembrance of Allah), Qur’an recitation and the intention of never again neglecting or acting in contradiction to the Divine Law of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala and the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.).
Eid Mubarak to all brother and sisters and special congratulations to this years Hajjis. May Allah accept their sacrifice to take this journey of a lifetime and reward them with Jannah. Ameen.