Wednesday, November 17, 2010
It was a demonstration of Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his most cherished son and to stand in face of God with a pure and dedicated heart. This purity and dedication he realizes is the key to human dignity and salvation. Abraham complies with the revelations he has from God but only to see that once he has dedicated his heart, the sacrifice of Esmail is abandoned and no longer required. Now, Muslims worldwide celebrate the victory of faith and purity that Abraham achieved.
This Eid is the culmination of Hajj and a ceremony, the rituals of which are enlightening and meaningful, not only for Muslims but according to the Holy Quran, for all humanity.
Posted by Massoumeh Ebtekar at 7:26 PM