days of olive
21 / The Netherlands

- Rumi

Lately I’ve been thinking about the past Eid. The meaning behind the Sacrifice Day. We all know the story about prophet Abraham and his son. God wanted him to sacrifice his son to prove his belief in God. And he did. He almost did it. But instead of Ismael God gave him a sheep (?) to sacrifice. 

The message I understand from this story is this: TRUST God. Trust him. For, he is our Creator. I know it is very hard for us to understand some things in live, but bear in mind that we don’t use our whole brain: we simply CAN’T. Because it is created this way. And this curtain in our mind will always exist hiding understandings. We humans always want to rationalize some rules e.g. why is alcohol forbidden? - for your healthy lifestyle; why is pork forbidden - also for your health esp. digestion; why do we have to fast during Ramadhan? - to understand the poor; why is interest haram? - because it is countering equality; why why why why. We humans always seek for an explanation behind rules because that makes us human. And sometimes you simply can’t find, you can’t rationalize why. And at that point you have to trust Him.

Because he knows better. He understand humans better than anyone else, for, he created us. So did Abraham. He believed in the good intentions of God: Abraham proved his trust and belief in Him, and He showed his mercy.     

"I will pray for you" is the sweetest thing that someone can say to you. It shows that, that person cares, they have affection for you and most important: they talk to God about you.

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