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Eid al-Adha 2012 is Just Near to Come!

Eid al-Adha, the Feast of the Sacrifice, is an important Muslim festival starting later this week. It is one of two ‘Eid’ festivals, and is celebrated by both Sunni and Shia Muslims. According to location, it’s also known by many other names, including Greater Eid, Id-ul Zuha, or Baqri Id (Bakrid).

The Hajj – a special pilgrimage to Mecca – this year it starts on or around October 26 (2012) and lasts four days. It’s an important time of prayer, remembrance, gift giving and sacrifice.

Food is shared. Charitable acts are important to ensure the less well off can also celebrate.

Its roots are in commemorating which commemorates Ibrahim’s (Abraham’s) willingness to sacrifice his much loved son in obedience to Allah – the ultimate sacrifice.

If you’re Muslim, why not use the Eid, as many do, as a chance to invite non-Muslims work colleagues to Eid festivities as a way of introducing them to Islam and Muslim culture?

And if you’re not Muslim, but work with Muslim colleagues, it’s important to respect the celebration, and not expect them to be working over the period. It’s a time for family and friends, as important in the Muslim calendar. Why not ask about the celebrations and plans? Colleagues usually appreciate you asking about what’s important to them, and you’ll know what you can expect over the coming period.

How to Celebrate This Eid-ul-Azha!

Some years ago Eidul Azha or Bakra Eid, as it is commonly referred to, used to be a simple affair. A designated person would purchase the goats/cows for their family and the qasab/kasai would slaughter the animals and remind us of the great sacrifice taken by Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him) to show his devotion to God.Eid-al-Adha

Where Eid-ul-Fitar is all about Eidi, vermicelli, hot n spicy channa chaat, fruit trifal and sweet delights, Eid-ul-Azha is about Mutton roast, Kababs, Biryani and fun-filled family BBQ night. But off course choriya, mehendi and mesmerizing Eid dresses are always a part of every festival, after all girls are all about ‘Sajna Sawarna’.

The central attraction of Eid-ul-Azha is the slaughtering of goats and cows Eid-al-Adha Special Disheseverywhere. A day before Eid, where girls are busy applying henna and facial cleansers, boys and kids take their bakras to ‘Fancy Bakra Walk’ where Bakras are all dolled up in beautiful costumes, balloons, ribbons and sparkling glitters. Eid-ul-Azha comes with bringing thousands of childhood memories about some unforgettable memories of favorite bakra and the fancy bakra walk, the family moments of cold and foggy BBQ nights, the charm of childhood bakra wrestling…etc.

Have a blast this Eid with your friends and family enjoy some traditional bakra eid special recipes that you’re your each bite remarkable by karachifoods.com and also don’t get yourself hurt by Bakra’s Seeng! Stay blessed and stay safe.