Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 07:06:11 PM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Teachings of Qurbani

photo by

By
12th-Sep-2016       Readers ( 339 )   0 Comments
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all (0) »

Ameer Hamzah :
On  day 10 of the Arabic month of Zilhajj, the Muslims  all over the world pray to Allah at either Eidgah or mosques for their spiritual deliverance, and thereafter those, who are financially solvent among them, slaughter either camel,  or buffalo, or cow, or dumba,  or sheep,  or  goat.
The word Qurbani is found in Verse No. 27 of Surah Maidah. The English synonym of Qurbani is  'to sacrifice.' The first event of  Qurbani dates back to the time of Hazrat Adam (AS)-the first man as well as first prophet on earth. Verse Nos. 27 to 31 narrate the story in which there are lessons for mankind.
5/27: And relate to them (people) the story of the two sons of Adam with truth when they both offered Qurbani, but it was accepted from one of them and it was not accepted from the other. He ( whose Qurbani was not accepted) said: I will most certainly slay you. The other (whose Qurbani was accepted) said: Allah accepts only from those who guard (against evils).
5/28: Even if you stretch forth your hand towards me to slay me, I am not one to stretch forth my hand towards you to slay you. Surely I fear Allah, the Lord of the worlds.
5/29: Surely I wish that you should bear the sin committed against me and your own sin, so that you will be one of the inmates of fire and  this is the  recompense of  the unjust.
5/30: Then his (the rejected) mind facilitated to him the slaying of his brother. So, he slew him (and) then became one of the losers.
5/31:  Then Allah sent a crow digging up the earth to show him how to  hide the dead body of his brother. He said  (to himself): Woe unto me! Do I lack the strength that I should be like this crow and hide the dead body of my brother. So he became one of those who regret.
What we get from Hadith is that Habil ad Kabil were two of the sons of  Hazrat Adam (AS). Suddenly they disputed from each other on an issue. To settle it, Hazrat Adam asked them to offer to Allah from what they have. Habil used to tender cattle and he offered a cattle. On the other hand, Kabil was a farmer and he offered crops. But Allah accepted the offering of Habil, as he guarded against evils of all kinds for fear of Allah.
It angered Kabil, who out of jealousy, killed his brother Habil and became  one of the losers. But with the dead body, he was in a fix what to do. Just then, a crow arrived flying and began to dig out earth to cover some stones. Kabil got lessons and said to himself that he had no strength, even of a crow.
There are several lessons  for mankind in the aforesaid verses and the Hadith. If we apply those, individual as well as family and social life will be beautiful. The lessons are:
1. Race to attain the nearness of Allah should be the motto of human life,
2. Allah accepts the devotion of those people who do not commit sins, crimes and vices as described in the holy Quran and the Hadith,
3. Jealousy is a dangerous obsession, which leads to other crimes, including murder, as did Kabil. It is so terrible that the man who possess it, he destroys his own life also.
4. Burial of the dead body is the prescription of Allah.
 5. The unjust will enter the hell-fire.
There is another story relating to the Qurbani in the Quran. Seven verse of Surah As-Saffat deal with the story of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) and Hazrat Ismail (AS). The text of the verses are:
37/102: And when he attained to working with him, he (Ibrahim) said: O my son! Surely I have seen in a dream that I should sacrifice you; now consider what is your opinion? He said: O my father! Do what you are commanded. If Allah pleases, you will find me of the patient ones.
37/ 103: When they both had submitted to Allah, and he (Ibrahim) flung him (son) down upon his face,
37/104: We called unto him: O Ibrahim!
37/105: You had already fulfilled the vision. Lo! Thus do We reward the good.
37/106: Lo! That verily was a clear test.
37/107: Then, We ransomed him with a tremendous ransom.
There are several lessons for mankind to comply with.
1. An individual should worship Allah  for  spiritual development also.
2. Islam attaches extreme importance to man's independence of will. That is why Hazrat Ibrahim asked his son about his opinion, even though Allah ordered him in dream.
3. Patience is one of the most essential virtues  of a man to get success in life. Hazrat Ismail  said to his father, "If Allah pleases, you will find me of the patients."
 4. We know that finally Allah stopped Ibrahim from slaughtering his son and ransomed him with a tremendous sacrifice. Many commentators refer Verse No. 37/107 to Imam Hussain, who performed this great sacrifice many years later to save Islam from destruction.
5. The Prophet Muhammad (SM) said, Qurbani meat can be consumed for maximum three days. The implicit meaning is that food stuff cannot be stored for more than three days to create artificial crisis or to make quick money. He said, meat must be weighed in three equal parts. One part is for the owner of the sacrificed cattle, one part is for the poor, and the other is for the relatives and the neighbours.
Allah said in Surah Hajj about meat, eat it and feed the needy, the poor. The very purpose  of the  verses is that the State and the rich men  must take care of the poor and the distressed people. 

0 Comments. Share your thoughts also.
Write a comment
Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

Problems of foreign medical students need urgent solution


AROUND 1,200 MBBS students of the University of Science and Technology Chittagong (USTC) face uncertainty, as Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BMDC) has refused to register them for the University's Violation of Admission rules, as per a report of a local daily.The USTC, a private institution, admitted around 400 students ...

Cricket »

Kohli, Jadhav centuries help India beat England


AFP, Pune : Skipper Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav hit blistering centuries to help India chase down 350 and stun England by three wickets in the first one-day international in Pune on Sunday.Kohli (122), who was leading the limited overs side for the first time, and Jadhav (120) put on ...

Football »

Real Madrid's Toni Kroos, right, and Sevilla's Vicente Iborra challenge for the ball during La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium, in Seville, Spain on Sunday.


Entertainment »

Dilruba Sathi passes seven years in her hosting career


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Viewers’ choice popular host Dilruba Sathi has passed seven years of her career. From that point of view she has been passing ‘Lucky 7’ now. As a host, she started her career through a dance show on Bangladesh Television. Later her hosting in a special programme on ...

Entertainment »

Real-life wedding inside the Bigg Boss 10 house


Bigg Boss 10 is turning to be the most controversial season in the history of the reality show.  According to reports, there is going to be a real life wedding on the show and it will be that of Mona Lisa and  her boyfriend, Vikrant’s. Apparently, Vikrant, along with his ...

City »

A delegation of Bangladesh National Awami Party-Bangladesh NAP led by its Chairman Gebel Rahman Ghani called on President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban on Monday aiming at the formation of the new Election Commission.


International »

Trump labels NATO `obsolete` in newspaper interview


AFP, Frankfurt :The NATO alliance is an "obsolete" organisation, US President-elect Donald Trump said in an interview published late on Sunday, complaining that the pact had "not bothered about terrorism"."I said a long time ago that NATO had problems. Number one it was obsolete, because it was designed many, many ...

Editorial »

Stand by the cold hit people


THE entire country is now reeling under severe cold in peak winter with mercury nose-diving in most regions, particularly in the northern districts. The worst sufferers are the poor and homeless who are mercilessly exposed to cold in the capital and elsewhere trying to keep up warm making fire on ...

Cricket »

Pakistan record first ODI win in Australia after 12 years


AFP, Melbourne :Pakistan beat Australia by six wickets in the second one-day international at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday, their first ODI win on Australian soil for 12 years. The win was also Pakistan's first ODI victory at the MCG since 1985 and levels the five-match series at 1-1. ...

Entertainment »

It`s cold in Lucknow, but Shruti Haasan has not been feeling the chills


After Rocky Handsome (2016), Shruti Haasan veered towards her South projects. The actress is back on the Bollywood scene with Behen Hogi Teri which has Rajkummar Rao as co-star.Shruti has been shooting for the romcom in Lucknow. Even though it is cold, she has not been feeling the chills as ...

City »

Speakers at a discussion on `Role to Eliminate Drug and Militants` organised by Anti-drug Social Movement at Dhaka Reporters Unity on Sunday.


.

International »

Merkel backs multilateral approach as Trump presidency nears


AP, Berlin :German Chancellor Angela Merkel is stressing as she awaits Donald Trump's inauguration that the world's problems need solving in cooperation, rather than by each country individually.Asked at a news conference Saturday about protectionist tendencies in the U.S., Merkel said she will seek a dialogue with the new president."I ...

Editorial »

Rise in parents killing their children is disturbing


BANGLADESH is now witnessing probably the worst time for children to grow up as an increasing number of kids are often being killed by their parents; though the parents are supposed to protect their children. Why it is happening is a big question. Citing Bangladesh Shisu Adhikar Forum (BSAF) a ...

Entertainment »

Karisma is excited to see Sonam as Ranbir`s wife


This weeks Koffee With Karan will have Kareena Kapoor Khan and Sonam Kapoor on the hot seat and by the looks of it, it's going to be one hell of a fun one. When host, Karan Johar quizzed Sonam on whether she would ever consider dating Ranbir Kapoor, Bebo butted ...

Chittagong »

CDA Chairman Abdus Salam speaking as chief guest at meeting of the master plan review of Chittagong City at Bakulia Ward in the city yesterday.


.

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news