Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Qurban

Qurban is the slaughtering of healthy animals such as cow, goat, camel or qibasy as a way of saying thank you to Allah for giving us the rizq (rezeki). It is also an act of obeying the instruction from Allah, just like Prophet Ibrahim a.s perform the qurban upon his son, Prophet Ismail a.s. However, Allah SWT replace Ismail with a large qibasy. The instruction to slaughter Ismail is just a test to Ibrahim. And, as an obedient servant of Allah, Ibrahim undoubtedly obey the instruction. Therefore, for those who are capable (with extra rizq) it is call for to do qurban every year just like what Rasulallah SAW did every year. If we are able to drive a RM100K car, what is it to spend the most RM800 a year to qurban??? If RM800 is too much for a goat, the minimum is about RM250 for a part of a cow. In practice, Rasulallah will peform qurban of a lamb or goat, one for himself, and the other one for him and his family. So friends, if we have this extra rizq, let's do it yearly (THIS IS A REMINDER FOR MYSELF).

At Surau Mawaddah, Seksyen 7 Shah Alam, we perform the qurban on 11th of Zulhijjah. This gives the opportunity to many jamaah to go back to our hometown to celebrate Eid ul-Adha with our family and come back for qurban the following day.




Look at this goat, all set to give in, to be slaughtered. The kids were the excited lot, as they do not have the opportunity to be very close to this animal often. This is one of 8 goat to be slaughtered that day.






This goat was still able to get up and walk to it's friend after being slaughtered and finally fell with it's last breath beside it's friend (another goat ready to be slaughtered).

Agaknya ini yang dikatakan pada kawan dia sebelum menghembuskan nafas terakhir,

'Aku telah menyerahkan diriku untuk penciptaKU, giliran engkau selepas ini. Redhalah dengan ketentuan ini"


This was the 12th (the last) cow to be slaughtered that day. And this happen right in front of our house, and slaughtered by my husband (the one in kopiah). According to my husband and kids, this cow took almost half and hour to be dead.








The following are some shots during the event. Thanks to our amateur photographer, Sabrina, who captured the moments.


The road beside the surau was closed for the cleaning process. And Alhamdulillah, many jamaah came to help expedite the process.







Where are the Muslimah? We are at the back preparing lunch which is served at 12 noon. I salute everybody, with 12 cows and 8 goats, we managed to complete everything including distribution of the meat before zuhr with good cooperation among jamaah. Alhamdulillah. Ukhuwwah fillah.


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