The significance of sacrifice

Neither their meat nor their blood that reaches Allah, but it is piety from you that reaches Him. Thus, He has subjected these animals to you that you may magnify Allah for the guidance He bestowed upon you. And give glad tidings (O Prophet!) to those who do good.  (Surah No. 22, Muhammad, Verse No. 370)

Nothing but piety reaches to Allah:
Dear brothers and sister, in-pre Islamic society, the Arabs used to offer the flesh of the animals they sacrificed at the altars of idols. Avoiding this practice, the Qur’an points out in the above verse that what reaches Allah is not the blood or the flesh of the sacrificed animal, but rather piety. If a man sacrifices an animal out of genuine feelings of gratitude to Allah, and does so with purity of intention and for the sake of Allah alone, then the purity of his spirit and intention is bound to reach Allah. Devoid if that purity of spirit, however, the mere offering of blood and flesh are meaningless.

Be grateful to Allah:
We should be grateful to Allah for His guidance in this matter, in which many people have gone wrong, and we should proclaim the true doctrine, so that virtue and charity increase may among us.

Who are the Mushinun?
The people who perform good deeds totally for Allah’s sake only without any show-off or to gain praise or fame, etc., and do them in accordance with the Sunnah of Allah’s Messenger Muhammad (pbuh) they are the good doers in the sight of Allah.

Md. Moshiur Rahman
Principal, Islami Bank International School & College

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