Sacrifice: the entire holiday of Eid Al-Adha centers around this concept. It’s a means of drawing close to God and honoring Him. Abraham built the Ka’ba as a place for the monotheistic worship; over time, the sacred site was co-opted by idol worshippers and became a place where sacrifice occurred to false deities. Prophet Muhammad ﷺ returned Mecca to its initial purpose: sacrifice and worship for the one true God, both of which are particularly celebrated during Dhul-Hijjah and the Hajj season.
Daily virtue
Daily hadith
Aisha (ra) said: 
“We used to salt some of the meat of sacrifice and present it to the Prophet ﷺ at Medina. Once he said,
We used to salt some of the meat of sacrifice and present it to the Prophet ﷺ at Medina. Once he said, Do not eat of that meat for more than three days. That was not a final order, but he wanted us to feed of it to others....
Bukhari ]
Daily dhikr
 قُلْ إِنَّ صَلَاتِي وَنُسُكِي وَمَحْيَايَ وَمَمَاتِي لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ
Verily, my prayer and my sacrifice, my life and my death, are all for the sake of God, the Lord of the worlds.

[ Qur’an 6:162 ]

These words serve as a reminder and a confirmation that sacrifice is done for nothing but God.
Daily deed
“My prayer and my sacrifice... are for the sake of God.”
These two virtues are intertwined: making time for 5 daily prayers, not to mention all the optional sunnah prayers, requires giving up a portion of time, energy, and attention. It’s a sacrifice that yields the rewards of purposefulness, peace of mind, and closeness to God, and it’s one that we should strive to remember every day in our daily salat.  
Daily charity
Countering Islamophobia is its own form of sacrifice, requiring a great deal of emotional, mental, organizational, and financial output. But we believe that telling our own story is the only way to counter the narrative that has been forced upon our community, and we’re prepared to continue working hard on telling our stories and perspectives no matter what. Help us reclaim the narrative by contributing to Yaqeen. Donate to reclaim our narrative.
Daily fun fact
The word for sacrifice, qurbani, is the same in both Arabic and Hebrew. It has the connotation of drawing closer to God.
Check out our publication on Hajj — “Living Abraham’s Legacy: Relevance of Rites and Rituals in the Modern Age”​​​​​​​
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