If one is fortunate enough to buy a bakra worth eighty thousand or may be a bull worth 2 million, there starts a non-stop ‘family entertainment’ and showing off the highly priced and overweight animal. Some people get extra lucky and get a few minutes coverage by any news channel too.
Eid-ul-Adha is celebrated with great religious fervor across the Muslim world. This festival not only fulfills the religious obligations but also gives a social and economic boost to the society, as every ritual and action taught by Islam is universal and always has a positive impact on an individual and on society at large.
The prices of the animals are seen to be ranging from RS 0.1 million to 2.5 million.
Sadly, for the last few years, some people, both buyers and sellers, are taking things a bit too far.
We, being Muslims, must not, in any case, forget the real purpose of this sacrifice and with this pomp and show. We must not, knowingly or unknowingly, lose the greatest reward which the sacrifice can earn us in the akhirah.
ALLAH (swt) says in Surah Hajj:
” It is neither their meat nor their blood that reaches Allah, but it is piety from you that reaches Him. Thus have We made them subject to you that you may Magnify Allah for His Guidance to you. And give glad tidings ( O Muhammad) to the Muhsinun ( doers of good). (22:37)
We are called the ‘doers of good’, we give sacrifice only to gain good deeds, to earn reward from ALLAH (swt) and in accordance with the Sunnah.
May ALLAH (swt) accepts our sacrifices and save us from the actions which render our good deeds void. Aameen