The term “sacrifice” has a negative connotation since it conjures up images of something gloomy and doctrinaire. It is, however, one of many spiritual conceptions whose meanings are still mostly unresolved. Spiritual conceptions may be hazardous if misconstrued for any cause, including misinterpretation. Sacrifice has indeed been employed in dark rituals of harmful purposes throughout history and civilizations. Still, to grasp the darker or lighter expression of anything, we must first understand its neutral form. To make more informed judgments and be more attentive, we need to develop a better knowledge of the world. For those willing to look past the emotional and religious aspects of sacrifice, it is merely an exchange of energy to gain access to higher spiritual realms and receive information that they do not yet possess, such as divine love or the concept of “ascension.” Sacrifice is also an alchemical process that allows you to transform old energy into new. The death of our ego, or anything with which we associate, is a prerequisite for initiating or rebelling against new power, such as that of higher awareness. That is what we mean when we say we are willing to sacrifice. A sacrifice, in some ways, is about letting go of a portion of ourselves to restore or reclaim some of our soul or vital force. Sacrifice, in its purest or most sacred form, is this.
All Abrahamic faiths revere Hazrat Ibrahim (as) for his dedication and self-sacrifice. As an example of a good human being, the Qur’an encourages Muslims to follow in his footsteps. He was willing to sacrifice his beloved son, Ishmael, to gain Allah’s approval. The Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha is widely observed across the globe as an important aspect of the religion’s essential values. The Divine intervened just as Prophet Ibrahim (as) was about to do his deed, and is a significant sacrifice. He paid the ransom for his son.
Muslims throughout the globe have been celebrating this day with tremendous enthusiasm for more than 14 centuries. An animal must be sacrificed to achieve Allah’s pleasure, although this is just a means to that end. And the most significant way to be closer to God and enjoy His delight is to sacrifice with ‘mindfulness.’ “We created you male and female, and we formed you people and tribes so that you may know one another,” states the Holy Qur’an, addressing all of humanity. “49:13” in the Quran
Taqwa is the fundamental basis by which nobility is elevated to a position of honor in the presence of Allah. Since God would only accept the offering of those who are aware of Him, the narrative of Adam and his children shows that although each presented a sacrifice, only one of them was accepted. In recent years, the human race has been confronted with the reality of our brevity. Assisting our fellow people may go a long way toward offering them comfort and serenity. With our time and expertise, we can significantly impact the lives of others around us. Every time we celebrate Eid, and every day, let us remember the true meaning of sacrifice and look for new ways to glorify God.
A person’s life force energy may be used to sacrifice someone or something else when they refuse to change inwardly, alchemizing on the outside rather than changing within. Instead of relying on someone else’s might, they effectively use their own. It’s relatively uncommon for people to characterize generations by what they don’t do rather than by what they do. To participate in such heinous acts is to invert power and demonstrate weakness; to take something pure and invert it for one’s own selfish goals while injuring others, whether purposefully or inadvertently, is the essence of evil (“The True Essence Of Sacrifice,” 2021). They are effectively destroying their life force energy and lowering themselves in this lifetime. This is because one cannot heal and align oneself externally; one must earn this and travel the road by digging into their alchemical process and then become aligned to higher ideals, principles, and awareness. Even in love, can it hurt to give up something we adore? Because of this knowledge, everything we have “sacrificed” will be reincarnated in a different form or shape in someone else’s hands, possibly as a brush or a watch’s chain. It hasn’t been wiped out. It’s a token of affection. It’s all we’ve ever wanted. It’s a huge source of joy for us. We also love the act of offering. That’s why we’re so devastated by it. When love is genuine and unadulterated, giving of oneself to someone does not seem like a sacrifice but rather like receiving. Once we’ve found the one, it’s something we crave (Halbertal, 2012).
When you’ve wished to give all you have to your children, that’s sacrifice. We do the same thing when we adore someone. Selflessness is a part of our wholeheartedness. What seems to be a sacrificing act in love is an enjoyable experience since there is no opposition. When you sacrifice for someone else, you are giving up your interests to make them happy, and that happiness is also yours. There is reciprocal gratitude, generosity, and appreciation when you sacrifice for someone. Sacrifice is all about giving without expectation of return. Love in its purest form may be found here. Those who learn to be happy with just their most basic needs met devote their whole lives to serving others and sharing what they have with others. To continue contributing, they utilize what little is left over for their survival in the world. People like these exist only for the benefit of others. It is selfish who, not the generous, are doomed. To execute every cosmic action, you must first commit a sacrifice. To become a member of the plant, the raindrop gives up its water, and the sun gives up its brightness to illuminate the universe. A gift from God, the rain that fed the plants, herbs, and all kinds of sustenance for human beings is a blessing. Sacrifice is the name given to that free offering. It is the essence of the universe’s controlling core to make sacrifices: it is a giver. It has given the whole cosmos as a gift and will continue to do so.
NAME: HUMDA KHAN
YEAR: FIRST YEAR, FIRST SEMESTER
DEPARTMENT: IPS, JSMU