Assalamu alaikum 💖
Today was beautiful ☺️ it’s the 10th Day of Dhul-Hijjah . It is also the day of Eid-ul Adha .
What is so spectacular about this day you ask ?
Is it just to wear your best clothes ? Eat a lot ? Have fun ? Party hard ? (I mean halal partying, of course ☺️)
Why is it one of the two accepted festivals in Islam ? (The Eid after Ramadan is the second festival )
It is to commemorate the sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim(A.S) when Allah asked him to give up his only son as sacrifice to Allah . You guys do know the story right ?!
For those who don’t know , I’ll tell it with the verses of the Quran 😁
“My Lord! Grant me (offspring) from the righteous”
“So We gave him the glad tidings of a forbearing boy”
“And, when he (his son) was old enough to walk with him, he said: “O my son! I have seen in a dream that I am slaughtering you (offer you in sacrifice to Allah), so look what you think!” He said: “O my father! Do that which you are commanded, Insha’ Allah (if Allah will), you shall find me of As-Sabirin (the patient ones, etc.).”
“Then, when they had both submitted themselves (to the Will of Allah), and he had laid him prostrate on his forehead (or on the side of his forehead for slaughtering);”
“And We called out to him: “O Abraham!”
“You have fulfilled the dream (vision)!” Verily! Thus do We reward the Muhsinun (good-doers )”
“Verily, that indeed was a manifest trial”
“And We ransomed him with a great sacrifice (i.e. a ram)”
“And We left for him (a goodly remembrance) among generations (to come) in later times.”
“Salamun (peace) be upon Ibrahim (Abraham)”
(Suratul As Saaffat 37 : 100-109)
From reading these verses of the Qur’an, I’m sure one can understand the story .
Anyway, my point is that we should know how important this day is and not just see it as a day to wear clothes and eat good food.
That’s keeping in mind that no one indulges in haram stuff ❌❌ this is still one of the ten days of Dhul Hijjah, y’know ?
So make lots of dua , do good deeds and try to worship Allah in the best the way you can .
Because that’s the real reason for the Eid in the first place .
As an act of Worship .
May Allah forgive us our sins and grant us goodness 😊