Eid Mubarak to our incredible readers, writers, and supporters from across the world, from everyone here at Amaliah we pray you had a peaceful and fulfilling Arafah, your Hajj (for those who travelled) is complete, may Allah accept our deeds, prayers, and endeavours to do better.
We are so glad to have shared so many milestones with our community and are so grateful to everyone that contributed to Amaliah and through it educated and enlightened us and our community on being better, understanding our religion more, and helping to develop our understanding of ourselves and our identity in the context of our destined hometowns. Alhamdulilah.
This Eid ul Adha is often not given as much importance in our communities, as the previous Eid ul Fitr, this may be due to the build-up during Ramadan, and the feeling of burn out after losing so many great habits we gained during the holy month. But do not let this celebration be undervalued or underrated, it is technically the bigger Eid, so DO celebrate the full 3 days if you can, if you must work bring cakes, or suprises to your colleagues. Bring the family together, spend time with one another, remember Allah, cook, eat, and decorate. Remember to pay for your Qurbani if there is an Ameer of the house, ensure they are paying for the family to, abroad or for those in your hometown.
According to the Global Muslim Relief, “Qurbani, or Udhiyah as it is known in Arabic, is the word that describes the sacrifice of an animal during the period of Eid ul Adha for the pleasure of Allah (swt). The qurbani takes place on Eid Ul Adha, which marks the completion of the annual Hajj pilgrimage We celebrate by honouring the tradition of the Prophet Ibrahim (Alahi Salaam) by sacrificing an animal and distributing the meat to those in need.”
“Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar, laa ilaaha ill-Allaah, Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar, wa Lillaahi’l-hamd. Allaah akbar kabeera, walhamdulillaah katheera, wasubhan Allaahi bukratan waaseela, Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah wahdahu fulfilled his promise wa nasara ‘abdah wa a’az jundah wa hazama al-ahzaaba wahdah Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah wa la na’budu ila Iyah mukhliseena lahu’l-deena wa law kariha’l-kaafiroon)”
Once you have attended the Eid Salah, share breakfast with your family, and spend the day in Joy. Remember Allah often, and the Prophet SAW who completed our religion on the day of Arafah just one day before this one. The symbolism is monumental. Try to take some handmade sealed treats to your neighbours, and increase their love by allowing them to feel included in this celebration. Set the example of kindness and festivity.
We pray Allah keeps us all steadfast, safe, secure, and content during our journey back to Him. We pray he accepts our duas and invites us to his house until next Eid Insh’allah.