Ajmer: August 29
On the occasion of the upcoming festival, Eid-ul-Azha, Muslims will be sacrificing the animals while exercising the right to freedom of religion. But at the same time, they should also take care of the laws of the country. This point was particularly highlighted by the Founder and President of All India Ulama & Mashaikh Board, Hazrat Sayed Mohammad Ashraf in Ajmer Sharif Dargah Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (Rahmatullah alaih) in the gathering of Chhati Sharif in Baitun Noor.
He appealed to the people and said that in many places now, some enemies of peace and the people might try to spoil the atmosphere of peace during the sacrifice. “Therefore, we need to work with patience and respect the law of the country and follow it completely”, he said.
He also said that people should not sacrifice in open places. Our Deen (religion) also says this. We should not shed the blood of the Qurbani in the drains, rather bury it, as well as those parts of the animal which are not eaten and the food which is forbidden in Islam should also be buried. We do not have permission to give any of them to anyone else because we cannot give any such food to anyone. At the same time, we must take care of cleanliness so that nobody could have trouble with our sacrifice.
Hazrat further said: we have to make special arrangements to bring the meat of the Qurbani to the disadvantaged, less-fortunate and the poorest of the poor. He said that there is no restriction on sacrifice in our country, but we must take care of the feelings of those practicing other religions and faiths. We have to fulfill the rights of our neighbors and non-Muslims, while we take care of our co-religionists, because we are Muslims, so we must maintain peace and tranquility. This responsibility is ours. He also congratulated the people on Hajj.
Hazrat Maulana Syed Mehdi Mian Chishti congratulated the people on Khwaja Gharib Nawaz’s Chatti Sharif saying that the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha is the best way to get closer to our lord.
Syed Mehdi Mian continued: Every capable Muslim should sacrifice, but we must take care that no one’s heart is hurt, no one is troubled, and it does not spread any kind of dirt. This is the only way we can emulate the example of Hazrat Gharib Nawaz Moinuddin Chishti (r.a).
If someone’s heart is broken, it is a big sin like breaking God’s house. “Hearts are to be connected, not to be broken”….. “You cannot achieve the pleasure of your Lord (Rabb) until you help the disturbed people”, he said.
Joint National Secretary of the AIUMB, Haji Syed Salman Chishti, with the grace of Huzur Gharib Nawaz, greeted on Eid-e-Ibrahimi and the Haj pilgrimage, saying that one should remember that in many parts of the country, people are upset with the flood. We have to help them on this occasion of Eid. Qurbani also teaches us that we are sacrificing our pleasure and welfare for the sake of our Lord. This feeling has to be awakened and spread widely, because human life is in danger and doing something about it is the means to achieve the pleasure of our Lord (Rabb-ul-Alameen). We have to tread the path of Sufia to benefit larger section of the people. “Love for everyone, hatred for none” is the only way to save the world from chaos and strife”, he said.
By: Ghulam Rasool Dehalvi