Eid-ul-adha is also known as the festival of sacrifice.
When is Eid-ul-adha celebrated🤔❓
The day of Eid-ul-Adha falls on the tenth day in the final month of the Islamic Lunar Calendar; Dhu-al-Hijjah. The day that celebrations fall on is dependent on a legitimate sighting of the moon, following the completion of the annual Holy Pilgrimage of Hajj – which is an obligation for all Muslim’s who fit specific criteria, one of the important 5 pillars of islam.
Here’s why eid-ul-adha is also known as the festival of sacrifice🤔❓
Muslims believe Ibrahim was commanded by God to sacrifice his son, Ismail. The belief holds that God stayed his hand, sparing the boy, and placing a ram in his place.
How is eid-ul-adha celebrated🤔❓
Men, women, and children are expected to dress in their finest clothing. Affluent Muslims who can afford it sacrifice their best halal domestic animals (usually a camel, goat, sheep, or ram depending on the region) as a symbol of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his only son. The sacrificed animals, called aḍḥiya (Arabic: أضحية), known also by the Perso-Arabic term qurbāni, have to meet certain age and quality standards or else the animal is considered an unacceptable sacrifice.
The meat from the sacrificed animal is preferred to be divided into three parts. The family retains one-third of the share; another third is given to relatives, friends, and neighbors; and the remaining third is given to the poor and needy.
Muslims wear their new or best clothes. Women cook special sweets, including (filled shortbread cookies) and samosas. They gather with family and friends. Sheer khurma is the special sweet dish made on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-adha and Eid-ul-fitr.
A child is born innocent and unaware of the evils prevailing in the world😈❗ They believe everyone around them because of which people enjoy fooling them easily. But when we are looking at those innocent souls did we ever think that they are going to fool the nation one day⁉
You may find my question quite weird but that’s what this post is about.
A 10-year-old boy stole Rs 10 lakh from Co-operative bank in Madhya Pradesh during the peak hour without getting noticed by any staffer or customer in just 30 seconds❗
The boy’s height was small enough to hide under the counter effortlessly and so he hid under the counter, dropped bundles of notes into his bag and walked out of the bank❗
Who’s to be blamed⁉🧐
Was it the staffer’s and the customer’s fault that they did not look at the 10-year-old suspiciously⁉ Why would someone think that the 10-year-old boy roaming around them is a robber⁉
Why did that 10-year-old do this⁉ Who taught him to do so⁉ Was he paid to do this⁉ Was he forced to do so⁉ Did poverty make him take this extreme step⁉ Are his parents into the same thing and taught him to do the same⁉ Are his parents not employed⁉ How did he manage to rob so flawlessly⁉ Is it the government’s fault for not providing enough education facilities for children like that 10-year-old and not enough employment opportunities for people like that boy’s parents⁉ Who made that innocent child a robber⁉ Is this the first time he did this⁉ How is it even possible within 30 seconds⁉
Thousands of questions flash in our minds when we encounter such news❗
Who will answer them⁉ The careless parents of the new generation⁉ or The new generation themselves⁉
One day when I got up I thanked God that it was all a dream, a dream from which I learned a ton.
The skies are incomplete without the sun and same is the case with us. Our family and friends cherish us with the light they provide in our life just like the sun. We are incomplete without our family and friends.
Human is a social animal and can only live in a society. The people who surround us bound us together too.👣
That’s all my dream was trying to tell me💤
I don’t like interacting with people and don’t have a large circle of friends. Seeing the number of friends I have I shouldn’t call it a circle. It can be a called a semicircle maybe!
I don’t exactly remember the whole dream I had but I do remember a glance of it. It was about the introvert nature I have that was getting me in trouble and I was completely deserted!
I talked to my mother about this dream and she told me that “you are lucky to rectify your depression at an early stage, many people are not that fortunate, God was trying to help you and was showing you signs through which you understand and change today. God created the concept of relations like parents, siblings, friends, relatives so that every human helps another human and humanity never dies”!
I have an introvert personality. I always wanted to speak out my problems and fears but at the same time didn’t like to have a word with anyone.
After this dream of mine, I am trying to give up on my introvert nature and building a conversation with many amazing people.
Now, I have many friends and a jolly personality! I can speak about anything and everything with them. I am no more deserted and have no stress.
I learned that friends are an essential and most colourful part of our lives!
By this dream of mine, I remember a well-known proverb “A stitch in time saves nine” and I have already shared my views on it through a story written by me in my first post. This dream worked as a timely stitch to my introvert attitude and increasing stress which saved me from severe depression!
Currently, almost everyone is suffering from depression as we are locked inside the four walls of our homes. I am sure we will come out of this situation and there are many beautiful days waiting for us after we survive this pandemic.
Stay strong even if you are battling depression. You are stronger than your problems and therefore they can trouble you temporarily not always.
It feels like a challenge to keep ourselves positive while battling against Coronavirus. Everyone is trying their level best to kill every germ they come in contact with which is a major challenge.
The people who never bothered to wash their hands are now washing them to the extent of losing their skin!
The people who never believed in the concept of bathing are bathing twice or more a day which is a dream come true for their families who bear their stinky existence!
The people who considered malls and cafes as their second home are now avoiding to step out even for a walk!
The people who were early birds are owls now!
The people who couldn’t even cook a simple recipe are master chefs now! Ordering food is not safe and in that case, if one has to satisfy their taste buds then this is the only way.
Being at the comfort of our homes feels good until it becomes an obligation. It feels like being trapped inside the four walls of our house.
Our minds are idle now as there is no work, no studies, nothing that makes our brain exercise. We are just eating and sleeping like sloth bears!
‘An idle mind is a devil’s workshop’ is a well-known proverb and you must be aware of its meaning too. (If not then I’ll be shedding light on it in my next post to contribute my part in these hard times) That’s happening with many people today! Our minds are idle and as we are not doing anything productive, the positive energy is getting converted into negative which results in giving bad thoughts like suicide,robbing, murdering etc due to which crimes are on the seventh sky!
A positive attitude is one of the most essential qualities of an individual. It makes half of our worries fly away. A positive thinker is a winner at the end as he never gives up on his/her dreams and not giving up is something more than winning! Expect good instead of predicting the bad.
Looking towards life with a positive attitude will not make your problems less but you will come out of every problem a bit stronger and wiser. Indeed, life ain’t a bed of roses but a positive insight makes it much more beautiful!
Well begun is half done! Heard this? If you want to be ahead, the first step is to start. You have a lot of time to recognize your self, your talents, your passion!
What’s the most difficult thing to do ?
The answer is to recognize your self is the most difficult thing to do! You need a lot of time to do so. If you think you can do something productive. Do it! Right away! Start a youtube channel! Show off your skills on your channel. Try painting, if it turns out bad it will be a fun memory for you to share with your friends. If it turns out good, show it off to every soul you know because who doesn’t like that?! Try being an interior designer and give your house a makeover! If it turns out good, congrats! If it turns out scary, laugh at yourself until you can actually call a professional to fix it as right now it’s not safe. Laughing at ourselves is a talent too! Not everyone can do that. Try new recipes and send a snap to your friends to increase their cravings. Try shifting that table or your couch to a new place. Just in case it turns out looking cooler than before!
Control that brain of yours. Think positive and keep your expectations high but at the same time if things don’t work according to your expectations you shouldn’t feel low and underestimate your self.
A person with a positive way of life benefits and inspires others in society. A positive person spreads positivity around and the world right now is in need of a lot of positivity to survive this battle against Coronavirus. A negative person is vice versa.
Every day when the sun sets, there’s darkness in the sky that was so bright during the day that nobody dared to look at it for more than a few seconds! The sky is still beautiful, beautiful than before! People admire it even more! The moon and the stars are less bright than the sun but still, they manage to make the sky more beautiful even after being less powerful! How? They didn’t underestimate themselves and for them, they are the most powerful. They don’t care about the opinions of the world!
Consider the same case with yourself. The bright sky was your happy life. No one dared to put you down because of the confidence you had which made you seem strong and your bright smile! The sunset is the turning point of your life where you faced a problematic situation and everything was suddenly dark, you couldn’t see a ray of light (hope) which made you conclude that this is the end and there’s no life now. Suddenly, the moon and the stars appeared when you were busy complaining about life! That moon and the stars are your family and friends who are at the forefront in every problem of yours and they manage to get you through the dark night which is your problem and show you a bright morning again which is your happy life! They never underestimate you. They make your journey from being in a problematic situation to your happy life really bright and beautiful!
There’s darkness and therefore there’s value for light.
There’s unemployment and therefore there’s value for employment.
There’s poverty and therefore there’s value for money.
There’s illiteracy and therefore there’s value for education.
This is a true story that happened to me and my family a year ago and that incident still haunts me today!
While writing this story to share it with you my hands are shivering and my eyes are watery. I feel like I am experiencing that day right now! Again! As if I am hearing the screams of me and my family. Again! As if I am seeing the extreme darkness of that dreadful night in front of my eyes! Again! As if I am feeling the extreme rush of air on my face. Again! The noise that this air is making by turning the pages feels like its the noise of someone approaching my house and will make my house disappear. Again!
I am taking the pain again to share it even if I reexperience that traumatic event again because it is important for you to know it or else you may be the next to experience this and I am sure you don’t want it to happen!
It was one of the darkest nights. The world was asleep and lost in sweet dreams and that’s when a haunting reality started with me and my family which felt like a dream. I wish it was all a dream but it’s a harsh reality.
I still remember, obviously! Who can forget the day when their house disappeared?! It was a Monday night or maybe a moan-day for me and my family!
We decided to go out and roam after dinner to admire the moon a little more as it was a beautiful night before it turned into the biggest terror of our lives! We had a good time together and decided to go back home as it was too late. We finally reached home and boom! There was absolutely nothing! We rubbed our eyes and stared again but that didn’t bring our house back and I swear we were not drunk nor were we so sleepy that we will not be able to look at our house or to return on the wrong location!
I live in another house now. Far from the old house of mine so that the creature who made our house disappear can not reach the new house and make it disappear too!
I am scared again from a few days because the houses of my friends are disappearing who live nearby which means the creature which made my house disappear is near and can reach my house anytime!
Oh! I am so sorry for not introducing myself as I was so busy telling you the story.
Hello dear reader! I am Thelma and I am a squirrel. This was the story of my house that was chopped by a creature called ‘Human’!
Why did he do this to me? What was my fault? My house which was a tree gave him fresh air and protected him from the sun. I didn’t ask anything in return but still, he gave me a surprise in return by taking my house away which left me in a deep state of shock!
I am a tiny creature and I can’t take revenge from such a large creature and even if I could do so I wouldn’t do it because although I am not a human I still have humanity in me:)
If he continues doing so then he will not be able to build his own house as there will be no wood without trees!🐿
It was late in the evening when I was standing on one of the calmest bridges glaring at things and people around me as if for the first and the last time!
Everyone around me seemed to be involved in their own lives. Some seemed calm while some were in a rush.
The pleasant noise of the waves felt like it was trying to calm the storm inside me but was failing to do so.
A fight was going on inside me! Suddenly, I noticed something that was heart-wrenching!!! Way too much saddening and maybe that’s why there are 3 exclamation marks after the word heart-wrenching. I couldn’t believe my eyes. It seemed like a dream, a terrible one!
I saw a man’s body floating in the river underneath! It took me a moment or a few to comprehend what I had seen before reacting to the awful situation.
I started yelling in panic for help to remove the body out as soon as possible. Thankfully people noticed me and huddled at the site. Soon the police and the ambulance arrived. All I could do was stare at the awful situation around me.
The body was rushed to the nearest hospital hoping to save the man’s life.I followed them. When the body finally reached the hospital the doctors rushed him to the emergency section of the hospital.
He was declared dead. The man’s family was called referring to the details found in his wallet. His family and some friends too rushed to the hospital and were deeply saddened by the news.
It seemed to be a suicide case and there were possibilities that he must have written a suicide note before taking this extreme step. The police started investigating first from his residence. The police asked me to accompany his family members to the man’s residence as I was the first one who saw the dead body. I nodded my head to say yes as I couldn’t say a word in the extreme state of shock.
We reached his residence and started searching for the suicide note hoping to know the reason behind his suicide. We managed to find it and now it was time to read it.
The man’s family was too hurt emotionally to read it at that time and so I did the needful.
I took the suicide note with shivering hands and started to read in a cracked voice. The note said: ‘I am taking this step because there is no other way out. I always wanted to earn more and give my family a lavish life but I failed to do so. Instead, I am a burden on my family’s pocket and this truth was eating me up every minute. I am ending this burden today:)’.
Everyone busted into tears along with me and surprisingly the police officers too. I left the man’s residence as I couldn’t see them crying anymore.
I reached home and was thinking deeply about all that I had encountered today. It felt like I saw that man experiencing my future! I was seeing my future in the present! Confused?! I felt so because I was there on the bridge to commit suicide. But then I didn’t have time for it because I wanted to save the man who was floating in the same river in which I was about to jump!
I was going to take this extreme step of ending my life because I wasn’t able to score good grades which convinced me to think that my life is worthless. But when I saw his moaning family I concluded that suicide is not the option but working harder is!
That day I promised myself to never let such toxic thoughts make me feel small, to believe in myself and look at myself as if I am the 8th wonder of this world!!
The suicide of the man worked as a timely stitch for me and I truly hope with all my heart that this story written by me works as a timely stitch for people going through tough times and they start believing in themselves a bit more every day:)
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