Monday, November 7, 2011
Have a Blessed Aidil Adha...
The weather was beautiful and just nice for us to celebrate Hari Raya AildilAdha, yesterday morning. I'm so happy to be given the chance to take a little part in the korban/'sacrifice' this year.
So, I went to the surau nearby to watch one of Aidil Adha's main highlights... done since centuries ago to commemorate the willingness of prophet Abraham (Nabi Ibrahim) to sacrifice his son Ismail as an act of obedience to God... before His Almighty replaced the sacrifice with a sheep instead.
By the end of the day, the generous people helping in the surau Nur Hidayah, USJ 9 also cooked a huge pot of delicious beef soup for the neighborhood to enjoy. Alhamdulillah... what a blessing to experience this even though we are living in the city.
I hope you had a good one too :).
"...copied from ZazaKz's FB status... from... Wardina Safiyyah OfficialPage:
Many years ago, our father Ibrahim (AS) made a choice. He loved his son. But He loved God more. The commandment came to sacrifice his son. But it wasn't his son that was slaughtered. It was his attachment. It was his attachment to anything that could compete with his love for God. And the beauty of such a sacrifice is this: Once you let go of your attachment, what you love is given back to you--now in a purer, better form. So let us ask ourselves in these beautiful days of sacrifice, which attachments do we need to slaughter? - Yasmin Mogahed "