Holy Eid-ul-Adha : History and significance

Holy Eid-ul-Adha : History and significance.

bdpress news agency desk : Eid means happy. Adha means sacrifice. Eid-ul-Adha means happy to leave. Origin of the word Eid from the Arabic word Awd or Yaudu; Which means happy occasion and another meaning of it is to come back or come back. As this happy occasion comes back to us year after year; So it has been declared as Eid. The Eid which is coming on the 10th day of the twelfth month of Hijri is known as Eid-ul-Adha, Eid-ul-Adha, Eid-ul-Hajj, Eid-ul-Adha, Eid-ul-Adha, Eid-ul-Adha.

Eid-ul-Adha is a unique example of the joy that can be attained through sacrifice. The world-famous Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him) set an impeccable example of great self-sacrifice in the history of Muslim nationhood, which has been immortalized in the history of human civilization all over the world. Eid-ul-Adha is celebrated in the Muslim world with the aim of keeping the history of his great sacrifice immortal and immortal in the highest position in world civilization. There is a great lesson in sacrificing, testing, sacrificing and sacrificing one’s life in the provision of the satisfaction of the Absolute God in the overall celebration of this Eid.

The history and significance of Eid-ul-Adha is revealed in Nazrul’s poems. Although the history of sacrifice is very old in human history; But in fact, today’s Eid-ul-Adha, which is prevalent in our society, is associated with the sacred memory of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS), the great Prophet of Islam.Abel and Cain, the two sons of the first human being, Adam, introduced the first sacrificial system in the history of the world. But the example of the sacrifice that Ibrahim (peace be upon him) set is the most significant and significant in the history of obedience to the command of the Lord of the Universe and the attainment of His satisfaction.

From birth to old age he spent his whole life in various ordeals; And he has participated in all the tests with utmost loyalty and obedience and has passed with success. The biggest test he had to give was his dearest son Hazrat Ismail (AS), whom he got at the age of 86 years in the context of private prayers, stabbed in the throat at the behest of the great Lord. Even in such a difficult and arduous test, Ibrahim (peace be upon him) was not in the least disturbed, did not throw himself into the abyss of despair or anxiety, nor did he face unbearable grief. By unleashing the power of strong faith, he endured this ordeal, connecting himself to an integral part of history, and leaving a great lesson of divine obedience for later times. That is the lesson that is left for us.

Through the sacrifice of animals on the holy and blessed day of Eid-ul-Azha, we get the real opportunity to get rid of all the intimacy and bestiality that are rooted in ourselves. The great poet Iqbal therefore said- If Ibrahimi Iman still exists somewhere, it can be a beautiful Golestan even in the fire pit.

Sacrifice is the name of becoming a novice in gaining nearness to the great God by sacrificing the beloved object by setting an example of self-sacrifice. Eid-ul-Adha is considered to be a successful implementation because of the incomparable joy of self-satisfaction and self-respect that will be created through such sacrifices. The word of Allah the Almighty – ‘Lan Tanalul Rabihara Hatta Tunfiqu Mimma Tuhibbun’ means that you will not attain true virtue until you offer the object of your love in the way of Allah.

So the animal that is brought for slaughter on Eid al-Adha is only a symbol of obedience – in fact it is not an animal, it has no value in the sight of Allah Almighty. It should be remembered that Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) did not present any animal in the field for slaughter; Instead, he stabbed him in the neck with a piece of collar and his beloved child. The helpless father Ibrahim (peace be upon him) did not know at that time that after wielding a knife, Allah Almighty would replace his son with an animal.

So this is not an animal slaughter, but an exercise in carrying the culmination of our highest sacrifice and allegiance. That is why Allah says: ‘Layananallahu luhumuha wala demauha walakin yalanuhut: taqwa minkum’ meaning that nothing of the blood or flesh of the sacrificial animal reaches Allah, He sees only the taqwa or fear of God in your mind. Allah accepts all the sacrifices of the pious.

He himself has said – ‘Innama yatakasfabbalullahu minal muttaqin’, meaning that Allah Almighty grants the sacrifices of the muttaqeen. The thought of taste in eating meat, how much the cow will cost, fat, beautiful to look at, large in size – there is no good in the competition. Ibrahim (peace be upon him) was so advanced in the great ideal of renunciation that Allah the Almighty has instructed everyone to follow his ideal. Irshad is – ‘Kasfad kanat lakum uswatun hasanatun fi ibrahima wallazina maahu’ meaning there is a good example for you between Ibrahim (a.s.) and his followers. That ideal is the sacrifice of all kinds of selfishness, bestiality, egoism, malice, inferiority, selfishness, narrow-mindedness and cowardice that are mixed in one’s own existence; At the same time, to dedicate everything in one’s life to the great God.

As Allah teaches us – ‘Inna salati wa nusuki wa mahaya wa mamati lillahi rabbil alamin’ meaning my prayers, all my worship, my survival and my death – everything is dedicated to the great Lord of the universe. Islam does not believe in consumerism.

The real good lies in surrendering oneself to the humble head before the obedience of the Absolute Creator in the glory of renunciation. We hope that our Eid-ul-Adha will be a reflection of the guidance of God Almighty in the implementation of the provisions of the Sacrifice, and through this our hearts and minds will be truly enlightened.

bdpress news agency/Imrul Rony

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