Real Significance of Eid
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There are two types of Eid. One is idulphitar and the other is idul jaha. Idulphitar is what is celebrated in the month of ramadan. There is a story behind idul jaha. There was one paigambar (prophet) named Hazrat Ibrahim, like Prophet Mohammed. Haztrat Ibrahim was a great saint. Paigambar (prophet) means the saints who have been sent by God. God decided to test Ibrahim and so God sent a message to Ibrahim in his dream and said that now you leave your wife and son in a dessert where water will also not be available to them. Ibrahim took their wife and small child Ijrael to the dessert. But God serves those who completely surrender to him. Hence, God had made all the arrangements for the upbringing of the child.
Then again God came in Ibrahim’s dream and said that now you sacrifice your son to me by cutting his head and offering it to me. Then Ibrahim inquired about where his son is and found him. Ibrahim told his son that God has told me to sacrifice you, so will you follow my advice? His son said that if this is the wish of God then why wouldn’t I support it? So Ibrahim now prepared himself to cut the head of his son. Ibrahim covered his eyes with a cloth because if his eyes were open then he would not be able to cut the head of his own son. So Ibrahim covered his eyes and sacrificed and cut the head of his son. When Ibrahim opened his eyes he saw a sheep was there which had been sacrificed. God saved his child, and Ibrahim cleared the test of God.
This is the real meaning of Eid, to sacrifice yourself completely to God or in other words surrender yourself to God, but due to ignorance, people are doing violence and slaughtering sheep in the name of religion and naming it “Bakri Eid”.
The Real Significance of Eid is:
Idurjaha hai aaj Govind Radhey,
Dil ke gunaho se tauba kara de.
La illahi lilillaha Govind Radhe,
Mohamaddarsul allah dil me bitha de.