اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ. اَللهُ أَكْبَرْ كَبِيْرًا وَالْحَمْدُ للهِ كَثِيْرًا وَسُبْحَانَ اللهِ بُكْرَةً وَأَصِيْلاً، لَاإِلهَ إِلاَّ اللهُ وَحْدَهُ، صَدَقَ وَعْدَهُ وَنَصَرَ عَبْدَهُ وَأَعَزَّ جُنْدَهُ وَهَزَمَ الْأَحْزَابَ وَحْدَهُ، لاَإِلهَ إِلاَّ اللهُ وَاللهُ أَكْبَرُ، اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ وَللهِ اْلحَمْدُ
الحَمْدُ لِلّهِ نَحْمَدُهُ وَنَسْتَعِيْنُهُ وَنسْتغْفِرُهُ وَنَعُوْذُ بِاللهِ مِنْ شُرُوْرِ أنْفُسِنَا وَمِنْ سَيِّئَاتِ أعْمَالِنَا مَنْ يَهْدِ اللهُ فَلاَ مُضِلَّ لَهُ. وَمَنْ يُضْلِلْ فَلاَ هَادِيَ لَهُ. أَشْهَدُ أنْ لاَ إلهَ اِلاَّ اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيْكَ لَهُ. وَأشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُوْلُهُ. اَللّهُمَّ صَلِّ وَسَلِّمْ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ هَذَا الرَّسُوْلِ الْكَرِيْمِ وَعَلَى آلِهِ وَأَصْحَابِهِ أَمَّا بَعْدُ: فَيَا عِبَادَ اللهِ، أُصِيْكُمْ وَنَفْسِيبِتَقْوَى اللهِ فَقَدْ فَازَ الْمُتَّقُوْنَ
Let us praise and thank to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala for His blessings and mercy so that we are still given the opportunity to perform Qurban on this Iedul Adha 1444H.
Qurban has a deep meaning in Islam. In performing Qurban, Muslims show their obedience, sincerity, and self-sacrifice to Allah.
Qurban teaches us the importance of giving the best of what we have for the benefit of mankind, as well as being grateful for the many blessings that Allah has given us.
The celebration of Eid al-Adha and the sacrifice is an act of worship that reminds us of the faith, patience, honesty and obedience of Prophet Ibrahim.
He was a prophet beloved by Allah because of his strong faith and piety.
He was the one who, in his search, found faith and belief in Allah, the Almighty and the Great. To Him he surrendered himself unanimously without any doubt.
لَقَدْ كَانَ لَكُمْ فِيْهِمْ اُسْوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ لِّمَنْ كَانَ يَرْجُو اللّٰهَ وَالْيَوْمَ الْاٰخِرَۗ وَمَنْ يَّتَوَلَّ فَاِنَّ اللّٰهَ هُوَ الْغَنِيُّ الْحَمِيْدُ
“You certainly have an excellent example in them for whoever has hope in Allah and the Last Day. But whoever turns away, then surely Allah alone is the Self-Sufficient, Praiseworthy.” (QS. Al-Mumtahanah: 6).
Obedience to God’s command done by Prophet Ibrahim was extraordinary, even though it was difficult and involved the deepest feelings he still carried it out.
In the current situation, there are many tests and trials that hit us Muslims in general and all adho jamaah ansharu syariah in particular, let us taqarrub to Allah, namely getting closer to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala.
Life is a struggle and every struggle requires sacrifice. There will be no sacrifice without hardship. It is precisely one’s willingness to make sacrifices including money and property, energy and time, even the soul that will truly test one’s faith.
إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَا يُغَيِّرُ مَا بِقَومٍ حَتَّىٰ يُغَيِّرُواْ مَا بِأَنفُسِهِم
“Indeed, Allah would never change a people’s state ˹of favour˺ until they change their own state of faith” (QS. Ar-Ra’d :11).
An act of worship other than qurban on Eid al-Adha is the Hajj to the House of Allah.
Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam that must be performed by Muslims who can afford it, as Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala says;
فِيهِ آيَاتٌ بَيِّنَاتٌ مَقَامُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ ۖ وَمَنْ دَخَلَهُ كَانَ آمِنًا ۗ وَلِلَّهِ عَلَى النَّاسِ حِجُّ الْبَيْتِ مَنِ اسْتَطَاعَ إِلَيْهِ سَبِيلًا ۚ وَمَنْ كَفَرَ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ غَنِيٌّ عَنِ الْعَالَمِينَ
“In it are clear signs and the standing-place of Abraham. Whoever enters it should be safe. Pilgrimage to this House is an obligation by Allah upon whoever is able among the people.1 And whoever disbelieves, then surely Allah is not in need of any of His creation” (QS. Ali Imran: 97)
Hajj has a deep meaning for its performers. They have to sacrifice their wealth to get closer to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala. On the other hand, the sacrifice of wealth teaches Muslims to avoid miserliness and love of the world. Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala does not look at humans from the material world, but depending on the level of devotion.
Finally, let us together ask Allah to give us the strength to remain firm in faith and piety. As it has been exemplified by the family of Prophet Ibrahim alaihi salam.