Published: 09:15 PM, 31 July 2020 Updated: 01:13 AM, 1 August 2020
Eid-ul-Azha, the second biggest religious festival of the Muslim Ummah will be observed in Bangladesh and many of Muslim world today. In the midst of the global Corona epidemic, the rhythm of Eid celebrations is declining. That light of the festival, the spectrum has become dreamy. The custom of sacrifice as a symbol of the selflessness and incomparable ideals of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS), the father of the Muslim nation.
According to the narration of the Holy Hadith, every year on the 10th of the month of Zilhaj, after performing the Eid prayers, every affluent Muslim will sacrifice the animal according to one's ability and choice. The Arabic words ‘Azha and Qurban’ both mean sacrifice. The original meaning of the word sacrifice is self-sacrifice, striving for intimacy, being very close, etc.
It has been said in Surah Al-Hajj that the flesh and blood of these (sacrificial animals) do not reach Allah, but your piety does. He only sees how much the servants of Allah are ready to show their devotion and piety and to follow the command of Allah. Sacrifice is obligatory on every financially able Muslim.
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, 'Whoever does not offer sacrifice even if he can afford it, let him not come to my Eidgah (Musnad Ahmad).'
In Surah Al-Kawthar of the Holy Qur'an, it is said, "So pray to your Lord and sacrifice."
In Surah Hajj, it is said that the sacrificial animal is a guide for the welfare of human beings.
Sacrifice can be done on any one day on the 10th, 11th, and 12th of Zilhaj month. There is a provision to distribute one-third of the sacrificed animal among the poor and one part among the relatives. Again, the whole can be distributed. Meanwhile, it is obligatory to recite Talbiyah in Takbeer after every obligatory prayer from 9th Zilhaj fajr prayers to 13th Zilhaj asr. Talbiyah is, 'Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, La-ilaha Illallahu Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Walillahil Hamd.'
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said that every nation has a day of annual rejoicing. On this day, all Muslims, rich and poor, kings and fakirs, perform Eid prayers in a row, hugging each other. Eid is the national festival of the Muslim Ummah. A three-day public holiday has started on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha from today.