Eid al-Adha marks the end of the annual pilgrimage of Hajj and is considered to be one of the holiest festivals in Islam.
Eid al-Adha, the holiest Islamic holiday, it is one of the major celebrations after execution of Hajj. Muslims throughout the world celebrate this bearing in mind religious readiness and sacrifice. We wish all our Muslim brothers and sisters a very Happy Eid Mubarak. May love, joy and hope fill your home and may your sacrifices be accepted and your prayers answered.
This day of Eid is an opportunity for us to reflect upon the lessons of obedience, submission and servitude. As mentioned in the Holy Qu’ran the real philosophy and objective behind the Qurbani is:
“It is not their flesh or their blood that reaches Allah. Rather it is your God wariness that reaches Him. Thus has He disposed of them for your benefit so that you may magnify Allah for His guiding you. And give good news to the virtuous” (22:37)
Eid ul-Adha starts with the glorification of Allah (swt) and its pinnacle is the sacrifice of an animal representing the total submission to the Creator. The physical sacrifice performed purifies us on a spiritual level. If one can overcome one’s Nafs al Ammarah and become truly humble before Allah (swt), detached of all material desires, one will understand the essence behind this celebration and can truly take the best out of this Eid.