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Story of Qurbani (Udhya): The Almighty Allah Says: “Their flesh and their blood reach not Allah, but the devotion/piety from you reaches Him. Thus have we made them subject to you that you may magnify Allah that He has guided you …” (S22:vs37) On the days of Eid ul Adha (after Haj), Muslims all over the world offer millions of sheep, goats, cattle and camels for sacrifice. The meat is then distributed to the poor. This symbolizes the intended sacrifice by Nabie Ibrahim(as) of his only son at the time, Nabie Ismail(as). Father and son submitted their individual will and ego to Allah. It is this level of piety that reaches Allah. Just before the sacrifice was about to take place, Allah, via Jibraeel (as), stopped them. They then offered a ram as sacrifice. Sacrificing a ram symbolized submitting one’s ego and will to Allah. Lets follow Ibrahim & Ismael (AS) in sacrificing and feed Syrian orphaned, poor, elderly and widowers, through having our Qurbani in Syria this time.