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The Essence of Sacrifice (Qurbani) by Aaqib Shaheen

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The Essence of

By Aaqib Shaheen

Doha Qatar

Qurbani means sacrifice. Every year dur
ing the Islamic month of Dhul Hijjah, Mus
lims around the world slaughter an animal

  • a goat, sheep, cow or camel – to reflect the
    Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son
    Ismail, for the sake of God الله
    The purpose of the sacrifice
    While it is not possible to fully comprehend the
    divine knowledge underlying the sacrifice, one can
    discern some of its purposes:
    Sacrifice, from the depths of the soul, expresses
    one’s gratitude to
    God for bringing it
    into existence.
    The sacrifice is a
    revival of the primitive way of Abraham,
    peace be upon him,
    peace be upon him,
    the father of the
    prophets. The believer sacrifices the
    sacrifice in remembrance of the epic
    patience that
    Abraham and
    Ishmael, peace be
    upon them both,
    summoned from the
    depths of their supernatural faith in
    obedience to the
    commandment and
    the arduous test.
    Their faith is from God. We, as believers, offer
    our sacrifices in memory of two of them, the father and the son, who put life into the person of
    Ishmael ?-the first son of Abraham in his old agein submission to God and faith in His Messenger,
    his Father. 3. Father Abraham in his tragic willingness to sacrifice his beloved son, his Prophet, as
    a sacrifice in submission to God alone, embodies
    forever the example of true faith. The believer after him “remembers” this cosmic moment in human history amid one’s self-sacrifice by demonstrating his will to pursue their sacred relics and
    emphasizing their complete and absolute submission to the One God without warning.
  1. The sacrifice is an act of explicit refutation of
    those who say that it is forbidden for humans to
    slaughter animals and eat meat because of the
    pain they cause to animals or because of human
    claims that God has made certain classes of animals sacred as part of the religion. worship.
  2. The sacrifice proves that the most humane
    way to kill an animal is the slaughter blow that
    releases blood. The sacrifice is explicit proof that
    God has subdued the earth to humanity and made
    it moral for us to take the lives of these particular
    creatures to satisfy our need as humans.
    As such,
    it increases our gratitude to God for His great
    bounty on us and for raising us above so much
    of His creation.
    How is the sacrifice distinguished in Islamic
    The majority of scholars are of the view that
    the sacrifice is a confirmed Sunnah, and it is a
    definitively recommended action on the path of
    the Prophet, peace
    and blessings be
    upon him. This is
    the opinion of two
    of the Rightly
    Guided Caliphs,
    Abu Bakr and
    Omar, may God be
    pleased with them.
    The legal conditions and the
    The person
    who sacrifices, the
    sacrificer must be
    a Muslim as the
    sacrifice is not required of a nonMuslim because the
    intent of doing it is
    to make the
    sacrificer come
    closer to God in worship, and one must freely
    submit his will to the will of God before one acts
    to approach him. From this intent of slaughtering
    an animal as a gift of free will presented as faith
    and submission to God in order to “close” to it in
    worship comes the Arabic word “Qurban”, from
    which comes the Persian word Qurbani, now also
    common among English-speaking Muslims indicative of sacrifice.
    Must be a resident, not a traveler. The traveler
    is not obliged to offer the sacrifice because it
    must be a sacrifice, and accompanying a sacrifice on the journey weighs heavily on a person.
    The one who is offering the sacrifice is in a
    state of financial ease, and the evidence for this
    is the saying of the Prophet, may God bless him
    and grant him peace, that the sacrifice must be
    “one who has wealth.”
    The sacrificer is an adult of sound mind, and
    this is a condition for making the sacrifice a Sunnah,
    and among those who consider it obligatory۔

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