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    Why is eid ul azha is celebrated

    Have a query about eid ul azha? Wondering about the real reasons why it is celebrated and the rituals followed? Our ISC Experts shall provide you with the real reasons here.

    I want to know that why is eid ul azha is celebrated? What is the reason behind this festival? And also why we cut animals?
    Anyone who knows about this festival can answer here. And also please remember nobody has right to raise any comments on my religion or any other religion.
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  • Alla asked Abraham to kill his only son. Upon hearing this command, he was ready to Allah's will. When he was all prepared to do it, Allah told him that his "sacrifice" had already been fulfilled. He had shown that his love for his Lord is the top priority than all others,
    During the celebration of Eid al-Adha, Muslims remember Abraham's trials, by slaughtering an animal such as a sheep, camel, or goat.
    Allah has given us power over animals and allowed us to eat meat, but only if we pronounce His name at the solemn act of taking life. Muslims slaughter animals in the same way throughout the year. By saying the name of Allah at the time of slaughter, we are reminded that life is sacred.
    One-third of this meat is eaten by immediate family and relatives, one-third is given to friends, and one-third is donated to the poor. The act symbolizes our willingness to give up things that are of benefit to us or close to our hearts, in order to follow Allah's commands.
    This festival gives the importance of going along with friends, neighbours and relatives in a good and helpful way.

    always confident

  • Before the invention of cultivation and growth of agriculture many societies and communities used animal meat in their routine diets. The mythology is also accordingly manifested with stories of sacrifice and animal slaughter.

    In Muslim society, as per their mythology, Allah permitted Abraham to sacrifice an animal in place of his own son. Allah was much impressed and happy with the extreme sacrifice by Abraham and that is why he gave him this option of animal sacrifice.

    Now this has become a ritual in Muslim community in form of the celebration of eid-ul-azha.

    Knowledge is power.

  • The story says that Abraham had several dreams, where he saw himself cutting his beloved son's throat. After much deliberation, Abraham discussed his dream with Ishmael (his Son) & asked him of what he thought of these dreams. And Ishmael told his father that if these dreams came from Allah, then he should go ahead & be done with it.

    It doesn't matter whether the story is true or not. But the fact is, every teacher (be it God or Guru) always tests his disciple's sincerity, devotion & love before entrusting him with his knowledge & wisdom. If the disciple is ready to sacrifice everything for the Ultimate truth, that means the disciple is ripe & therefore worthy of God's grace & eventually gets it.

    This is what the story is all about. It's the learning that is more important.

    "If you want to make real progress, you must give up all ideas of personal attainment".

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