QUR’BAANI OR BRUTALITY?
IBAADAT OR RIYA AND TAKABBUR
THE HARAAM SHENANIGANS OF THE JUHALA WHO MAKE A CRUEL MOCKERY OF THE IBAADAT OF QUR’BAANI
The evil and corruption of Muslims purportedly executing their obligation of Qur’baani are portrayed by a Brother in his letter which is reproduced hereunder:
“Please send out an urgent national message on the malpractices committed at public ‘qur’baani’ shows. Many people, including the religious ones are taking pictures and videos of their qurbani animals!.
Also a sickness nowadays is the mentality of “ I want the biggest animal” , whereas it should be the best looking in your eyes and your affordability!
Once the “ biggest ” animal is bought, its pictures and weight are taken and sent via sms and whatsup to all and sundry to say wah wah! ... Is this not for show? Is the spirit of qurbani not lost?
At the venue of slaughter, there are ladies and men mixed, many taking pictures of the ladies making zabah, or others taking pictures randomly to post onto different media platforms .
One may ask, how can one video a life taken away, especially for ibaadat purposes? would they have done same if the command was to sacrifice one’s own child?
Further, more to the slaughter house, the noise and screaming, dragging and pulling of animals are just too sad. Even the kuffar don't behave like this!
When told to take it easy, we are blankly told, “ we want fun” . Is this a fun occasion?
Many a times, the animals get so traumatized from all the screaming and shouting that they begin to jump fences to escape.
Sadly , all this takes place in the presence of imaams, muftis and ulema. Nobody really stops all this haraam and cruel nonsense!
I think its a great idea for you to suggest to the jamiats to request imaams to stop the bayaans of the stories of Hazrat Ibrahim and Ismail, that we learnt in madressa. What is needed is bayaans to make our qurbani acceptable and to understand that it is a command from Allah.
In conclusion, will anyone really take a picture of his son that will be killed to show how handsome he is, or take a video of him being killed and being distributed for fun watching!”
(End of the Brother’s letter)
Qur’baani is the best and the most sacred act of Ibaadat during the Days of Udhiyyah (Qur’baani). It is an Ibaadat to commemorate the devotion to Allah Ta’ala and the sacrifice of his son made by Nabi Ibraaheem (alayhis salaam) at the command of Allah Azza Wa Jal. While Qur’baani is an occasion of devotion, sacrifice and for the acquisition of immense thawaab, Muslims have transformed it into a merrymaking festival accompanied by many haraam acts.
Men and women mixing, women on the grand stand viewing the cruel, cowardly slaughter in T-shirts and jeans flexing his muscles stupidly and waving the knife with riya and takabbur to impress the stupid females in the gallery, refreshments served to the crowd of moron spectators, the brutality perpetrated on the animals, the haraam, shaitaani funfare attitude, etc. are all nugatory of both the letter and spirit of the Qur’baani Ibaadat.
The manner in which group Qur’baani acts are performed is haraam, The zina displays by men and women are haraam. The presence and mingling of men and women are haraam. Women in the gallery watching the stupid slaughterer basking in his stupid antics to impress moron women, and women slaughtering in full view of the fussaaq men are all haraam.
What is being enacted in many or perhaps most places, is not Qur’baani. Slaughtering animals is not the occasion of fun and merrymaking. While Eid is an occasion of happiness, kuffaar-type ‘happiness’ is haraam. It is not permissible for women to view ghair mahram men slaughtering nor is it permissible to slaughter when there is even a single ghair mahram man viewing the scene. The cruelty to the animals is satanic. It is not expected of the People of Imaan to be sadists deriving pleasure from the Ibaadat of Sacrifice.
It is necessary to understand what exactly Qur’baani is and why are the animals being slaughtered. While all the thawaab is destroyed by the haraam antics, the perpetrators of these shameful and haraam shenanigans are guilty of grave sins. The women in the gallery add to the Satanism of the festival. Ibaadat without sincerity, and ibaadat accompanied by riya, takabbur and other haraam acts is not acceptable to Allah Azza Jal.
22 Zil Qa’dh 1436 – 7 September 2015
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