Celebrations of Eid ul Azha

Eidul Azha, just a week away, the sale of sacrificial animals have started picking up momentum as more and more animals have started arriving at the designated sale points {Cattle Market locally know as Bakra Mandi} in the cities from far flung areas of the country.

Sacrifice, as practised by Holy Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) is an essential religious rite in memory of the sacrifice performed by Prophet Abraham.God put Abraham to a most difficult trial, the details of which are described in the Quran.O my Lord! Grant me (Abraham) a righteous (son) So We gave him the good news of a boy ready to suffer and forbear. Then, when the the son reached the age to work with him, he said: O my son I see in a vision that I offer you in sacrifice: Now say what is your view! (The son) said: O My father! Do as you are commanded: You will find me if God so wills, one practicing patience and constancy. So when they had both submitted their wills (to God), and he had made him prostrate on his face (for sacrifice), We called out to him:O Abraham! You have already fulfilled the vision.Thus indeed do we reward those who do right.For this was obviously a trial and We ransomed him with a momentous sacrifice: and We left (this blessing) for him among generations (to come) in later times: (37:100-109).

Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) said: On the 10th of Zil-Hijjah, there is no better act in the view of Allah than shedding the blood (of slaughtered animals). And verily sacrifice earns the approbation of Allah even before the drop of blood (of the slaughtered animal) falls on the ground. Hence you should offer it in good spirit. For every hair of the sacrificial animal, there is a blessing. Here are the precepts and practices pertaining to Qurbani (Sacrifice).


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