Hyderabad, July 31 -- "It is neither their flesh nor their blood that reaches Allah, but it is your Taqwa that reaches Him." (Surah Hajj)

Hazrat Ebrahim Alayhi Salaam had two alternatives: either to follow the cry of his heart or to submit to the call of his Creator. He chose to submit. Qurbani therefore is not a monetary Ibadah or a duty that is discharged in distant poor countries. Qurbani is a personal experience, an intimate and emotional encounter, an intimate occurrence made real by the oozing of blood.

Qurbani is about:

Love for Allah in contrast to love of the self obedience over rebellion.Loyalty to Allah in preference to loyalty to the family.Faith versus emotion.Struggle as opposed to pleasure.Where is this spirit of Qurbani...