Eid ul-Adha 1435

Life is hard. Life is harder when the basic necessities for survival are scarce. It gets even more heartbreaking when you realize that so many people out there are starving and slowly dying because they aren't getting the nutrients they need to survive. We have the liberty to go on diets and count our calories while so many people have little or no access to meat. In many places around the world, meat is an expensive commodity and most families go long periods without tasting it. This brings me back to the point of discussion; over the next few days, Muslims all across the world would be preparing for Eid. We throw parties and invite friends and family to join us. This is something that Allah has blessed us with and I know for a fact that some people also look forward to this Eid celebration, not because they are about to have a celebration but because it is one of the few times in the year they actually get to eat meat. This means the poor and less privileged rely on donations during the Eid celebration.

My message is simple, let us use this Eid to make a difference in someone's life.

Remember that the Prophet (SAW) said: “No good deeds done on other days are superior to those done on these (first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah).” [Sahih Al-Bukhari]

"Their meat will not reach Allah, nor will their blood, but what reaches Him is piety from you" - Quran 22 Verse 37


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