The Spirit of Qurbaani - e-book

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With the grace of Allah Ta‘ala, to a great extent the atmosphere of qurbaani is widely experienced in our country. In many communities, animals are kept and slaughtered in backyards. The children look forward to this and engage in all the work with great enthusiasm. This is something commendable and should be increased, as it will keep alive the ‘ibaadat of qurbaani for the future generations.

However, there is a great need for us to move from the mere atmosphere to achieving the true spirit of qurbaani. If this is not understood, then under the false pretence of “spirit” various laws of sharee‘ah will be violated, such as taking of selfies, intermingling, etc. This then results in this momentous ‘ibaadat becoming a mere event of entertainment and fun.     

Allah Ta‘ala says in the Quraan Majeed: “It is neither their flesh nor their blood that reaches Allah Ta‘ala, rather your taqwa reaches Him.” (Surah Hajj, v37) Taqwa refers to the spirit of obedience to Allah Ta‘ala and submission to His command. This was the actual and continuous sunnah of Sayyiduna Ebrahim (‘alaihis salaam) which needs to be inculcated in these days.

This booklet is a collection of various articles from the Al-Haadi newsletter of the madrasah which were written by Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas Patel Saheb (daamat barakaatuhum). Coincidently the first article of this booklet is from the first issue of the newsletter which was published in Zul Hijjah 1413.

It is hoped that these articles will greatly assist in shedding light on different dimensions of the spirit of qurbaani.

May Allah Ta‘ala accept it out of His grace and mercy and make it a means of tremendous benefit for the Ummah.

Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen publications department. 

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