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The True Spirit of Eid al-Adha: Saving Up for More Than Just a Celebration

June 13, 2024

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Every year, Muslims all over the world look forward to the joyous chaos of Eid al-Adha. Unlike the vibrant festivities of Eid al-Fitr, Qurban has a more solemn atmosphere in the air. While there are gatherings and delicious meals, the focus isn’t just on new clothes and celebratory fireworks. Qurban holds immense significance which is a chance to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim’s AS unwavering faith and sacrifice.

But amidst the whirlwind of preparing for Qurban, do we sometimes lose sight of the deeper meaning of Qurban?

This year, let’s make Qurban more than just a feast. Let’s remember and reflect on why we do it, and how we can approach it with the right intention and purpose.

Saving Up for More Than Just the Feast

Affording Qurban can be a challenge, especially when there are multiple festive seasons in Malaysia with its inherent spending. What if, instead of scrambling at the very last minute, we saved throughout the year specifically for Qurban? Setting aside a small consistent amount every month ensures participation in this act of worship while cultivating a sense of responsibility and focus.

Imagine the satisfaction knowing you’ve planned ahead. No last-minute financial stress, just the joy of fulfilling your religious duty and contributing to a beautiful act of ibadah.

Making Savings Manageable

Here are some tips to make saving for Qurban a smooth process on Be U:

  • Create a Nest and Set a Target Amount: Research the average Qurban animal prices and determine a realistic amount to save each month.
  • Automate Savings: Set an amount you want to auto deduct from your Be U Qard Savings Account-i to your dedicated Nest.
  • Reduce Expenses: Evaluate your budget with our Budgeting feature and identify areas where you can cut back to free up extra funds for Qurban.
  • Start Early: The earlier you begin your Nest for Qurban, the smaller the monthly contribution required.

Small Steps, Big Impact

The financial planning you made throughout the year becomes a reflection of your commitment. It’s a year-long reminder of Prophet Ibrahim’s AS unwavering faith and willingness to sacrifice solely for the sake of Allah SWT.

This Eid al-Adha, let’s not just celebrate the story, let’s embody it. Let’s save diligently, approach the season with a heart full of devotion and generosity to ensure the blessings reach those who need them most. At the end of the day, the true essence of Qurban lies not in the size of the feast we have, but in the act of sadaqah (giving) and the spirit of sacrifice.

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