Qurbani as a Form of Gratitude for Infinite Blessings

The blessings that Allah has given to humans can never be counted, even cannot be matched with the material possessed by humans. One form of gratitude that can be done is to do Qurbani.

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The Global Qurban-ACT team gives Qurbani meat to a resident in Seberang Fisherman's Village. (ACTNews/Reza Mardhani)

ACTNews, JAKARTA – Allah has given humans many blessings. This is following the Quran, surah Al-Kautsar which means many and infinite. The blessings that Allah gives will not be able to be matched with the material and deeds that humans do.

On one occasion, Ustaz Amir Faishol said, the blessing from Allah can be in various forms and things such as health, happiness, facilities in life, and much more.

"In Surah An-Nahl verse 18 it is stated ‘And if you should count the favors of Allah, you could not enumerate them. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful,” said Ustaz Amir during the online meeting in June 2020.

Ustaz Amir continued Allah's blessings cannot be matched with the material we have, namely health. For example, a person has kidney disease and is forced to seek treatment in various countries but it does not work, if any, the price will be very expensive.

“Health is expensive. We need to spend so much medical expense to cure kidney stone disease. That’s just the kidneys. What about other organs that Allah created when we are healthy,” added Ustaz Amir.

Apart from material things, Allah’s other blessings are so abundant and incalculable. Ustaz Amir recounted, in a narration, the Prophet once said that there was a Bani Israel for 70 years who had never committed immorality. His life is always filled with the best worship to Allah SWT. In the afterlife, the person is asked by Allah "Why did you enter heaven?" The person replied, "Because of my worship, O Allah, for 70 years and I have never sinned." Then Allah ordered the angels to take one of the eyes and weigh it with ten years of worship.

Ustaz Amir Faishol (left) during a visit to the ACT Central office at Menara 165. (ACTNews/Eko Ramdani)

"What happened? One eye is heavier than ten years of the best worship done. Hence, Allah ordered the angel to send the person to hell, then he cried and said 'I entered heaven because of Your mercy and favor O Allah.' How about us? We are often lazy in worship, arrogant, and show off,” Ustaz Amir explained. 

For that, added the Ustaz who is also a jury for the tahfiz Quran, as a form of gratitude for the blessings that Allah has given, humans are ordered to pray and perform Qurbani. This is also stated in the Qur'an surah Al-Kautsar verse 2, “ So pray to your Lord and offer sacrifice [to Him alone]” which is a continuation of Allah's statement about the many blessings.

"For this reason, entering the month of Zulhijjah we must prepare for worship and pious deeds, and the peak is the Qurbani," explained Ustaz Amir.[]