As Muslims, we are required to sacrifice our lives, our souls and wealth in the way of Allah. Allah stated in surah at-Tawbah, verse 20:
“The ones who have believed, emigrated and striven in the cause of Allah with their wealth and their lives are greater in rank in the sight of Allah. And it is those who are the attainers (of success).”
The act of Qurban (for those among us who are able) is part of the category known as wealth sacrifice, but indirectly it also refers to self sacrifice, or sacrifice of the soul. Without one’s own willingness, it would be impossible to give up, or to sacrifice, the things we love and what is important to us. In fact, the performance of Qurban is an act of physical and spiritual worship.
The act of Qurban can also eradicate feelings of greed and selfishness. Next, the act of Qurban can lead to the development of feelings of sharing our blessings with others.
Friday Khutbah | 02 September 2016