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The Religion of Abraham

By instituting the Hajj and Eid-ul-Adha, Islam draws the attention of Jews, Christians and Muslims to the religion preached and practised by Abraham. It was a simple religion of belief in oneness of God, submission to Him, and being prepared to sacrifice what we love in His way. Later followers of Abraham made his religion into one of elaborate [...]

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Hazrat Ameer’s 2014 Eid ul Adha message

Dear Sisters and Brothers, Assalaam-o-Alaikum Wa Rakhmatullahi Wa Barakaato Hoo When his Lord said to him, Submit, he said: I submit myself to the Lord of the worlds. (2:131) Neither their flesh, nor their blood, reaches Allah, but to Him is acceptable observance of duty on your part. Thus has He made them (the animals) subservient to you, [...]

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Targeting of Ahmadis continues in Pakistan

As the Muslim festival of Eid ul Adha drew to a close last week, it left a bad taste in the mouth of several Pakistanis when they heard that those belonging to the Ahmadi community were stopped from performing the ritual of animal sacrifice because they are “non-Muslims”. According to a news report by Express Tribune, police raided a house [...]

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The meaning of Eid ul Adha

The Holy Quran can be divided into injunctions i.e. commandments to do or not to do some things and examples i.e. what happens to people who follow Allah’s injunctions and those who do not. The Holy Quran tells us to sacrifice those things that we love most when commanded by Allah. The importance of the story of Hazrat Ibrahim being [...]

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