The True Meaning Behind Eid El Adha

As Eid El Adha is at our doorsteps, we are reminded that it is not just about the festivities and rituals associated with it, but more importantly, it is about what it symbolizes: the act of sacrificing what one holds as most precious to one’s self.

And what is more noble than sacrificing one’s own life for the safety and wellbeing of others? This is what we are currently witnessing in every part of the world through the work of healthcare professionals, who are risking their lives as they brave the deadly Corona disease to save others.

And the healthcare professionals and foundation staff of the 57357 institution are no exception. Throughout the past two months, since the start of Ramadan and during the peak of the pandemic, they, too left their homes, risking their lives to continue providing excellent care to the children with cancer and soliciting support and resources for the foundation. At the 57357 institution, they too are grieving the loss of dear colleagues, who sacrificed their lives for the sake of others.

But amidst these difficult and bleak times of crisis, a ray of hope brightens our day every time one of the patients is declared recovered, a loyal donor reaffirms its full support, or a regular blood donor hurries to cater to the needs of safe blood for the children.

Once again, we are reminded that humanity is on a long journey for the triumph of life and the good news is that we are all in it together. It is only by joining efforts, and through sacrifices, that we will see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Have a blessed Eid El Adha!