By Bibi Ayesha Laher

The Media Review Network would like to extend sincere greetings to the Muslim Community on this auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Adha 1431. In celebrating this joyous day of Eid, we appeal to the community to remember Hazrat Ebrahim (A.S) & his family’s total submission to the will of Allah (S.W.T).

This period of Haj is a timely reminder to the Ummah of the sacrifice for the sake of truth & faith. Let this period be a cautious reminder to the Ummah that we should not fall for the trappings & temptations of this consumerist & materialistic world. We should not be oblivious to the needs of our less fortunate members of human society by allowing greed & avarice to overwhelm us.

Eid-ul-Adha also teachers us that we share a common humanity that should inspire us to work together as one people for the good of all mankind. We should let the values of love; truth & compassion influence our every day interactions with one another, irrespective of ethnic or religious origin.

We must remember countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Western Sahara, Darfur, Somalia, Kashmir, Afghanistan, Chechnya, Palestine & others, where people struggle to survive under the yoke of oppressive regimes. Powerful men & women of the world, because of their insatiable desires have become prisoners of their greed & manufactured wants. The less fortunate of humankind are being made to pay for this greed.

We should pray for peace, prosperity & the development of all mankind. We pray to Allah Almighty to guide us unto the chosen path & help us follow the true spirit of Islam. Aameen.

MRN

Author: MRN Network

The aspiration of the Media Review Network is to dispel the myths and stereotypes about Islam and Muslims and to foster bridges of understanding among the diverse people of our country. The Media Review Network believes that Muslim perspectives on issues impacting on South Africans are a prerequisite to a better appreciation of Islam.