Qurbani — May the Blood Flow, Taqwa Grow and…
Allah Ta’ala be Pleased!
Human nature, unless corrupted, does not gain pleasure from displeasure. Thus, we find ourselves dreading the displeasure of people! Displeasure displays itself in various ways. When people are displeased with us or we are displeased with anyone, the displeasure would be conveyed in some way or the other.
We will perhaps be cold towards that person. We may even avoid that person. A person may tell someone even to get lost. However, the strongest revulsion must surely be when we tell someone “don’t even come near to me”.
Our beloved Nabi Sallallahu alaihi wasallam displays such revulsion to those who do not perform Qurbani despite the means to do so. He has banned them from coming even NEAR to THE Eidghah. Hadhrat Abu Hurairah Radiallahu anhu narrates that Rasulullah Sallahu alayhi wasallam said that the person who has the means to perform Qurbani but does not do so should not even come NEAR our Eidgah.
The Best of Days are these Days and the Best of Deeds in these days is the deed of Qurbani.
Sayyidatuna Aa’ishah Radiyallahu anha narrates that Rasulullah Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said: “There is nothing dearer to Allah Ta’ala during the days of Qurbani than the sacrificing of animals. The sacrificed animal shall come on the Day of Judgment with its horns, hair, and hooves (to be weighed). The sacrifice is accepted by Allah before the blood reaches the ground. Therefore, sacrifice with an open and happy heart” (Tirmizi, Hadith #: 1493)
The Spirit of Qurbani
O, they looked like a bunch of wild unkempt tramps, these brothers of ours who were seen with blood red eyes. It was just after Eid-ul-Fitr. A mini bus filled with them with a trailer filled with bags and cooler boxes etc. ‘Tired’ and ‘fatigue’ was written all over their faces. It appeared that they returned from some war.