Posted on November 26, 2009
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310 responses to “Celebrate the Spirit of Sacrifice. Spare the Animals.”

  1. animal over says:

    ‘Kill & spread the meat’ OR ‘Save & share the Joy’.
    Unfortunately, the muslims have chosen the former.

  2. saif says:

    You have a point animal lover. When everything already belongs to Allah, the Creator, extolling and glorifying eid day animal killings as “sacrifice” or calling it “killing for Allah” is not right.

  3. animal lover says:

    Sacrifice means offer something from your own possession. Animals are not born off a human embryo. These are entirely different species. They do not belong to muslims. They only belong to their Creator, Allah. Are you trying to “fool” the God by offering Him something that is already His. Allah does not need anything from man. In a way you are cheating Allah by glorifying this act of deception, by calling it a religious obligation. When Allah the Almighty, is already the absolute owner of everything, how can muslims claim that they are “offering” something to Allah ! SLAUGHTER IS A MERE KILLING FOR HEAPS OF MEAT TO FILL YOUR FRIDGES, NOT A SACRIFICE!!

  4. animal lover says:

    Welcome back!

    In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, billions of helpless animals await (in)humanely act, which would be everything but without “mercy”.
    Countdown for Annual “bravery” day 2011 has begun… tied, bonded, forced, helpless animals would be subject to unparalleled islamic bravery…
    Friends, are your fridges ready for loads of meat which you’d have to eat for days… uhh, as “bye-product” for the “sacrifice” to Allah, the Most Kind…. Afterall, isn’t that “the spirit of sacrifice”, for many of us here…!!!

  5. Saadia Ali says:

    The spirit behind eid ul adha relates to the importance we give to the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah,which the Prophet has described as the most blessed days of the year. In the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah, the companions of the Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam) would fast, perform extra dhikr and nafl prayers, do extra reading of the Qur’an, be overly generous in giving charity, repent for their sins, show gratefulness to Allah (subhanahu wata’ala) and finally perform udhiya (i.e. sacrifice an animal for the sake of Allah). In other words, they would live by the statement of Allah where He (subhanahu wata’ala) says, “Say: ‘Verily, my salaat, my sacrifice, my living, and my dying are all for Allah, the Lord of the ‘Alameen’” (6:162). Thus, we too need to increase in our ibaadah in the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah just as we do in the month of Ramadan. Then, and only then, will we be able to achieve the purpose and spirit of ‘Eid-ul-Adha and truly give this blessed day the right and respect that it deserves. Its the ritual minus spirit mentality which leads to the problems mentioned in the article and the comments so lets not shy away from putting meat on the table of those who get it only once a year but do it so to get Allah’s “QURB” closeness.