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It is reported that on the Farewell Hajj or Hujjatul Wida a very strange incident was seen on the day of Qurbani or Eidul Adha.
The Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him –had brought a hundred camels to be slaughtered. When he picked up the knife to perform the Nahr, every camel came forward to present itself as the first sacrifice.
This is a display of the immense love and reverence for the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – which was displayed by mere camels. Each one of them was prepared to sacrifice their lives at the blessed hands of the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him.
This is a sign of true love and reverence which Allah Almighty has placed in the hearts of certain creation. We see that this was displayed by different creation around the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – whether it was a mere trunk of a date tree or a mere tree. It is sad to see that there are people in this world who have not yet understood the importance of this love and reverence which is a vital part of Imaan and Islam.
It is also mentioned that the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – indicated at the number of years he was going to be in this world and then allowed Hadrat Sayyiduna Ali – may Allah be pleased with him – to continue sacrificing the rest of the camels.
The act of Nahr is when the camel’s feet, either two or three, are firstly tied and a knife is then pierced into the lowest part of the throat so that most of the blood leaves the body. After the animal falls to the ground, the neck is then cut. This method of Qurbani is called “Nahr”.