Can someone help me please. My view is going against the grain. I am of the opinion that Qurban, korban, or sacrifice is a pagan ritual and God never ask for sacrifice.
That is very much against conventional or mainstream Islam. Eid ul Adha is 3 weeks away. The celebration of Haj, or the celebration of sacrifice is the time when the sacrifice of Ishmael by Abraham is reenacted throughout the Muslim world.
Now I am saying it is against God’s will.
When I was in the Navy we liked to make a mickey of the motto. Instead of “sedia berkorban” we made it to “sedia dikorban”. It was tough and a real sacrifice. Who needs sacrifices? Cruel Presidents, sick generals, dictators, despots, kings, sultans, those in power . They sacrifice anyone of less importance for their own survival. Pawns are sacrificed and even Queens are sacrificed as long as the king is protected.
The concept of Sacrifice is a cruel HUMAN survival tool. It is therefore important for the powers that be in a non democratic countries, to ensure the CONCEPT lives on. In return the concept of heroes, decorations, glorifies SACRIFICE. Even the priests get sucked in. Why not sacrifice a priest on the sacrificial altar. Why always the maiden, the downtrodden, the privates and the conscript that get sacrificed? If I were a King I would make sure this concept is glorified.
The Iban and kadazan call the helicopters and aeroplane manok which is the word for burung or bird. It is the concept of bird and flying that they understand. Similarly when God says that when you slaughter livestock do not forget to glorify Him for the Bounty and do not forget that you have a responsibility towards the poor and the needy Man consider it as SACRIFICE because when he was a Hindu or a Idol worshipper that is the concept he understands.
We tend to interpret a new concept based on our knowledge, tradition, customs, and things we understand. So command to glorify his name and help the poor and needy is translated as sacrifice and sometimes put in Brackets as SACRIFICE.
Our rule of engagement in war is very clear. If you are driven from the home land, if you are not allowed to glorify God,. When such thing happen, hijrah or retaliate. In such a case it is no longer sacrifice. It is a responsibility. It is for your own survival that you go to war. I do not consider that as sacrifice. Only despots and imperialist go to war to gain new land and will make their subjects sacrifice. Bush sacrifice the young conscripts in IRAQ and Afghanistan.
When God asks us to spend towards a good cause, towards His cause, He does not consider it as sacrifice, he considers that as LOAN. he considers that as a BEaUTIFUL advance.
SACRIFICE is an oppressive concept. A loan is not. Do not confuse sacrifice with responsibility or Loan or advances.
Was Abraham asked to sacrifice Ishmael? The Quran is silent from who the command came from.
May Allah guides all and gives us Hidayah.