What is the Meaning of Qurbani

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Qurbani in Islam
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What is the meaning of Qurbani? Qurbani or sacrifice is an important aspect of the Eid ul-Adha festival for Muslims all across the world. Muslims commemorate the Prophet Ibrahim’s (AS) willingness to make a sacrifice in the name of Allah (SWT). His Creator’s generosity in replacing his son, Ismael (AS), with a goat before the sacrificial killing. The yearly Qurbani celebration takes place between the 10th and 12th days of Dhul Hijjah to remember this.

Some needy people only get a chance to eat meat on this occasion. This is one of the main reasons why the act of Qurbani is so essential in Islam. As we do whatever we can to help our poor brothers and sisters.

What is the Meaning of Qurbani?

‘Qurbani’ is an Arabic word that literally means ‘nearness. Prophet Ibrahim (AS) attained when he followed Allah (SWTwishes )’s and entirely committed himself to his Creator. Today, we recite Qurbani to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim’s (AS) ultimate sacrifice and to become closer to Allah (SWT).

The account of Prophet Ibrahim’s (AS) sacrifice demonstrates his entire devotion and allegiance to Allah (SWT). It serves as an inspirational and instructional model for all of us. We may all take inspiration from this ultimate act of sacrifice and apply the same loyalty and dedication to our own lives.

Ibrahim’s Life Story

The Prophet Ibrahim (AS) is said to have had a series of visions in which Allah (SWT) appeared to him and told him that he had to sacrifice his beloved son, Ismael (AS). After a few nights of having this dream, Prophet Ibrahim (AS) realised it wasn’t a trick, and despite his love for his son, he knew he had to follow the message Allah (SWT) had given him. Prophet Ibrahim (AS) took his son to Mount Arafat and explained the dreams to him. Ismael (AS) quickly recognised the significance of the dream and realised that he had to fulfil his father’s and Creator’s intentions.

As a result, he begged that Prophet Ibrahim (AS) bind his arms and legs so that he would not be able to struggle, as well as that his father wears a blindfold over his own eyes so that he would not be forced to witness his pain.

When Prophet Ibrahim (AS) was blindfolded, he did as Allah (SWT) had asked, but when he removed his blindfold, he discovered a divine miracle had transpired. Ismael (AS) was standing next to his father, uninjured, but a ram lay dead in his place.

Prophet Ibrahim (AS) first had no idea what had happened and was concerned that he had disobeyed Allah’s wishes (SWT). He was reassured, though, when he heard his Creator’s voice. Allah (SWT) is concerned about and rewards his servants. Prophet Ibrahim (AS) was put to the test and passed with flying colours.