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Friday, January 15, 2010

My first ever Eid

After returning from Eid Gah, in my Eid dress

Eid- ul- Adha (Barkid)- The 'festival of sacrifice', was on  48th day of my birth. My first ever eid, I celebrated at my dad's house with paternal grandparents, my parents and my uncle.

Eid ul Adha, commemorate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God, but instead was able to sacrifice a ram (by God's command). Each capable family would sacrifice a domestic animal, such as a sheep, goat, cow, or camel. The meat would then be divided into three equal parts to be distributed to others. The family can take one third, another third is given to other relatives, friends or neighbours, and the other third is given to the poor as a gift.  Eid is also about spending time with family and friends, renewing relationships..

Early in the morning, my mom cleaned me and dressed me in new white suit. All at home dressed up in new clothes, and headed to Eid Gagh (the ground were Eid prayer takes place). Eid namaz was at 7.30 am. For first time ever, I was in the midst of a mob. Kids were reciting duas praising Allah loudly. They were really excited and happy to sit near the mike and sing.

Every one's face was happy and proud, no one appeared sad or dull. Each one was wearning new/ best of their dress. They greeted each other, wished Eid Mubarak, engaged in small friendly talks.

My mom says Eid Gah is the place were she used to meet her old friends, distant relatives, old neighbors etc.

I didn't trouble any one. I was all silently listening to everything around me. Eid speech coming out through the loud speaker.

We got back home by 8.30. Relatives and friends started coming to home. Everybody had Biriyani for lunch except me. Next year, I will definitely have it.. :) Insha Allah!

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