Eid-ul-Adha 2021 | The Real Spirit And Current Rituals

Eid-ul-Adha 2021 Mubarak
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Here comes the most awaited Muslim festival celebration globally. Since 2020, the track of life has not been the same. Celebrations now require boundaries. However, this even intensifies the significance of such events. Doesn’t it? Eid-ul-Adha 2021 is around the corner, and people all over the world are excited about it! Well, are you? But have you ever wondered why Muslims make such sacrifices? What is the purpose of the whole event? What is Eid ul Adha history? We’re here to answer all your queries and questions about that!

EidulAdha 2021 date in Pakistan is the 21st of July. However, the Saudi and Americas had celebrated it on the 20th of July. EidulAdha holidays in Pakistan are scheduled from 20th July (Hajj) till the second day of eid i-e: 22nd July.

Eid ul Adha History

According to Islamic Lunar Calendar, Zilhajj is the last (twelfth) month of the year. Eid-ul-Adha takes place on the 10th of Zilhajj. The legitimate moon sighting tells us the accurate date. However, the date becomes clear 10 days prior to the event. Muslims fitting in the specified criteria of Hajj are obliged to go for it, and the next day after Hajj is celebrated as the holy Eid-ul-Adha.

You must be wondering what the sole purpose of this event is. Well, it has got a whole history of our beloved prophet Ibrahim and his sacrifice. An act of obedience and sacrifice that became a ritual. Moreover, The event’s history describes one of the greatest tests of the prophet that led to the righteous path. This was a test, a test of trust, obedience, and love.

Prophet Ibrahim was blessed with a son years later after his marriage. Allah full filled his promise, and the prophet Ismail was born. Soon after the son was able to walk, the time for the test came near. One night Prophet Ibrahim saw a dream in which he was sacrificing his son Ismael. Firstly, he couldn’t figure it out. However, he saw the dream for three consecutive nights, and then he understood that it wasn’t a normal dream. It was Allah’s Holy command. He discussed the dream with his son, to which Prophet Ismael responded:

Oh my father, do as you are commanded. You will find me, if Allah wills, of the steadfast.

The Holy Qur’an 37:102

Both of them then headed towards Mina. Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son is an exceptional example of obedience. This event shows signs of care from Allah towards his people. As soon as the prophet was to sacrifice his son, Allah replaced him with a ram.

And we ransomed him with a great sacrifice. And we left for him [favourable mention] among later generations. Peace be upon Ibraham.

-The Holy Qur’an 37:107

Why is sacrifice significant in Islam?

Do you know what does the word “Sacrifice” means? It is giving up on something beloved for the sake of some other things. The actual concept in Islam is to sacrifice the beloved animal considering Allah’s command. However, the common practice nowadays is that people get the sacrificial animals a day or two before the event. This isn’t how we are described to do.

A sacrificial animal needs care, love, and affection from the master. It is to the point until you start caring about it and love him. When the day of sacrifice approaches, you don’t want it to go away, but it has to because this is the essence of “QURBANI.” Feeding, loving, and caring for your sacrificial animal is a sunnah. Hence, one must follow it.

Now comes the aim of sacrifice. What are its consequences? Well, Islamic traditions are never aimless. They always target something significant and beneficial for the world. Allah doesn’t need the meat or the blood. What he sees is the purity of intentions. The Holy Quran clearly says that,

“It is not their meat, nor their blood, that reaches god. It is their piety that reaches god.”

HOLY QURAN (Surah Al Hajj)

Whatever sacrificial animal is, there are divisions of the meat. One can’t keep the whole of the animal at his own place. One-third of the meat must be given to needy people. At the same time, one-third of meat can be kept at home. On the other hand, the last one-third is for neighbors. That is how division is done. So, in this way, a lot of people who can’t afford good meals of meat can have access to it. Hence, it’s an act of kindness. An act that displays humanity and love.

Where can you get Eid-ul-adha animals from?

Technology has opened doors for many new experiences. Online shopping is always the best escape for an outing. However, it’s quite interesting to see people promoting online shopping in purchasing sacrificial animals. Yes, you heard it right. There are a few websites which are dealing with all varieties of Eid-ul-Adha animals and selling them online. Isn’t this amazing? Well, let me share a few websites with you:

One of the sacrificial animals in cattle farm for sale.
One of the sacrificial animals in cattle farm for sale.
Asia’s largest Cattle farm | Sohrab Goth Mandi

Every year Asia’s largest cattle farm is settled in Karachi. As you drive towards the Mandi, you can see vibrant tents all sparkling with LED lights. Heavy and beautiful animals are available for the buyers. Furthermore, this Mandi brings up lots and lots of options for the purchasers. Sacrificial animals worth millions of Rupees are brought here. People visit the Sohrab Goth Mandi in Karachi with their families. They click selfies with the heavy animals, and it is a sort of entertainment for Karachiites.

Liberals spreading misconceptions about “QURBANI” | Eid-ul-Adha 2021

During this EidulAdha, a few people were seen on social media spreading false news about the concept of sacrifice. A man posted a picture of a water cooler on his social media. He claimed that he wouldn’t be doing Qurbani. On the contrary, he had installed a water cooler outside his house for the same price. Due to this senseless statement, he faced a lot of backlashes. It’s true that there is no substitute for Qurbani. These sacrifices feed the poor, and what could be better than that?

Some people are creating misconceptions about the sole purpose of sacrifice when Eid-ul-Adha 2021 is near!
Some people are creating misconceptions about the sole purpose of sacrifice when Eid-ul-Adha 2021 is near!

Moreover, there was one more person who asked the people to protest against animal sacrifice. The person named “Altab Hossain” wants people to join him in a fast protest on this Eid. People scolded him in the comments section for his illogical statements. Shariah clearly explains every command of Islam with logic. Whereas fasting on Eid is totally Haram. May Allah guide all of us to the righteous path.

Eid-ul-Adha 2021 Mubarak to all of you!

Eid-ul-Adha 2021 Mubarak to all of you!
Eid-ul-Adha 2021 Mubarak to all of you!

This Eid-ul-Adha 2021 has brought some great lessons for everyone. The fact is that there were people with whom you always shared your life, but now they are not with you anymore. That’s the change in life. Nothing’s changed in reality, and the impact is only on your mind. Coronavirus ended many lives and dreams. However, it brought a new beginning to the world. A life with SOPs and precautionary measures.

This Eid, make sure you don’t forget to feed the poor and your family. Allah always accepts those sacrifices which are done with the purest intentions. Keep your intentions pure, and Allah will bless. A very happy Eid Mubarak from our side to you! Also, share which sacrificial animal you got for this Eid! and make sure you don’t bloat this Eid!

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