All praise to the Almighty for blessing us with Eid-ul-Adha on Sunday, 05 October 2014. As with everything in Islam we celebrate this joyous occasion with the remembrance and worship of Allah.
Eid-ul-Adha is a time for sacrifice. Sacrifice forms and integral part of practical Islam. Sacrifice teaches discipline. Through sacrifice we are able to control the ego so that we do not surrender ourselves to basic instinct (Nafs).
If we understand nothing else about the Deen but this, it will open our hearts and minds and enable us to see the untold beauty in our Deen. This basic understanding of sacrifice in Islam illustrates the uniqueness of the human body and mind, such that it is capable of giving up more than it needs or wants.
Islam is a religion that removes distinctions of wealth, class, position and authority. Every act of ibadah in Islam is meant to be non-discriminatory. Yet, war, poverty, and deprivation are conditions that many people in the world face.
In Islam democracy means equality and justice for all. This can be achieved through selflessness and sacrifice.
During this period of Zul-Hijjah, Muslims all over the world will be offering sacrifices through various means. The Media Review Network wishes all Muslims a happy Eid-ul-Adha and a happy family day.
May Allah (SWT) accept all our sacrifices and we make duaa that this period will herald a new dawn in the life of all Muslims.
The Executive and Staff of Media Review Network
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