•You may want to explain how Eid-al-Adha is a day of remembrance that commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s (PBUH) willingness to obey Allah and that many Muslims sacrifice their best animal to eat on this day, thus making his sheep special.
•Assure your child that the sheep was slaughtered in the most humane way as is prescribed for Muslims.
•At the same time, teach him that it is normal to feel sad, angry and even depressed over a loss. While he blames you for the sacrifice, again refer to being obedient to Allah SWT, and how it is a blessing to be able to make a sacrifice.
It is quite natural for children, even adults to get attached to animals that are raised by the family. As your son developed a liking for the sheep, he is now grieving the loss of what he considered his pet.
It is surmised insha’Allah that you and your family treat your animals very well alhamdulillah and your kindness and good care towards your animals have taught your son the proper way to treat animals as Allah commanded us, with loving-kindness.
However, we are often not prepared to deal with the feelings and emotions that follow when a cherished animal passes away or is offered in sacrifice.