BCMA's Message for Eid Al Adha.
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim,
My respected Brothers, Sisters and children: Assalam-Alaykum – wa Rahamatullahi – wa Barakatahu.
The BC Muslim Association wishes you and your loved ones a very happy and blessed Eid ul Adha. May Allah Subhanhu-wa-Taala accept all our good deeds, forgive all our sins and ease the suffering of all people around the globe.
Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice is celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of our Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ismael as an act of obedience to Allah, but instead was given to sacrifice a ram by Allah’s command. We learn from the story that it is only through such unconditional sacrifice that a human can achieve Allah’s mercy and blessings.
Eid ul Adha is also the time to perform the Haj and actual Qurbani and share the meat with family, friends and the poor. Please remember the needy and the poor all over the world as well as in our own community. Qurbani meat can be donated to the Burnaby Masjid or the Muslim Food Banks for local distribution.
The BCMA is the largest Muslim Organization in Canada and continues to grow with addition of a new Masjid in Victoria and a new school in Surrey. The challenge is to keep all our Masajid and schools fully utilized for now and in future. This can be achieved by offering more education programs and services to all segments of our community.
We believe that it is only through the strength of Islamic education that our future generation will keep Islam alive in these parts of the world and keep our facilities occupied. Please enrol your children in our schools and other programs being offered.
We have a long ways to go and your participation is more important today than ever before. The Association needs the next generation of young leaders, both brothers and sisters, to take the lead. Please join us in moving our Association forward into the future.
On this joyous occasion, I pray to Allah Subhanhu-wa-Taala, to guide us all to stay strong in our iman and niyat to serve only for His pleasure. Have a wonderful Eid Celebration!
Your Brother in Islam,