A Poem on Eid-ul-Adha

A Day to Remember

by Inshaal Ahmad

The Light (UK), January 2009 Issue (p. 6)

Note by the Editor: The writer of this poem is 13 years old, from Aylesbury in England. He is a great grandson of the late Maulana Aftab-ud-Din Ahmad, Imam of the Woking Mosque during the 1930s, author of several books, and Editor of The Light, Lahore.

We offer Qurbani,
In the name of God Almighty.

Our aim should be to help the poor,
Allah will surely reward us with more.

Eid-ul-Adha follows the pilgrimage,
Where Muslims come from every town and village.

The pilgrimage of Hajj is the name,
The Ihram symbolizes that we’re all the same.

Hajj is important because it’s one of the five,
One of the five on which Islam does thrive.

Of course I am talking about the 5 pillars of Islam,
So today on every Muslim farm,

A sheep, goat or lamb will be sacrificed,
For the poor it will act as a sort of prize.

When in trouble or need we should refer to the Quran,
It helps us in every way it can.

Islam is under a lot of pressure in this day and age,
So we need to work together to rid this anti-Islam rage.

Brothers and sisters, it’s the way we should be kind to each one and other,
After all Eid-ul-Adha is to pray and get together.

Remember that this isn’t just a way to get a day off work,
Instead make the most of it an Eid Mubarak.