Eid ul Adha celebrations in Pakistan
Eid Ul Azha is an Islamic festival celebrated in Islamic country like Pakistan each year with passion and zeal. It is to remember and commemorate the prophet Ibrahim for following God’s command to sacrifice his son Islmaeel. Muslims around the world perform Hajj on Eid Ul Azha and show joy and happiness.
During a public holiday, government offices and most businesses are closed so people have a day off work. People rush to their homes for doing Qurbani and enjoying Eid with their families. Those who are performing Hajj gather countless blessings of Allah.
Its start with Eid prayer:
Like Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha begins with a sunnah prayer of two rakats. Eid al-Adha celebrations start after the descent of the Hujjaj, the pilgrims performing the Hajj in Mecca.
Devotees offer the Eid al-Adha prayers at the mosque. Prayer is performed any time after the sun completely rises up to just before the entering of zuhr time. Men, women, and children are expected to dress in their finest clothing to perform Eid prayer.
Animal Sacrifices and Distributions of Meat
During Eid al-Adha, distributing meat among the people, chanting the takbir out loud before the Eid prayers on the first day and after prayers throughout the four days of Eid, are considered essential parts of this important Islamic festival. In some countries, families that do not own livestock can make a contribution to a charity that will provide meat to those who are in need.
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Pakistanis Gonna Geare Up For Eid Ul Adha Festivities
Muslims in Pakistan spend Eid with incredible enthusiasm and passion. They sacrifice goats, camels, cows and sheep for the happiness of Allah. Sacrificial animals are made available in large Mandis for their buyers. The rates are being reported too high for the past few years, this year is no exception, but still there is a huge crowd in the Mandis as well for animal shopping.
Children escort their animals bought ahead of holly festival in Rawalpindi, Lahore, Karachi and all the major and minor cities of Pakistan. Youth lead a cow through the streets of Pakistan which presents a beautiful image of this festival. Women, girls and children are dressed up in colorful and charming clothes like shalwar kameez and kurta to glorify the traditional values of Pakistani culture.
The Bad Side of Eid Ul Adha Celebrations
Hundreds and thousands of sheep, cows, goats and camels sacrificed in the name of Allah on this auspicious day, its a respective relegious activity of Muslim Ummah but, unfortunately, very few of us celebrate this auspicious occasion in a inbefitting way that’s not a the true spirit of Islam.
Very few realize that Rabbul Alameen does not need the flesh and blood of the animals. What he asks for is the taqwa. A greater part of the food derived from the sacrificed cattle for the sake of our poor but it does not reach them in the proper way according to the teachings of Islam. Steps should be taken to make eid more pleasurable for Allah so he can accept our Qurbani.
Eid ul Adha Holidays 2018:
Federal government of Pakistan supposed to be declared 3 holidays for Eid ul Adha 2018. Federal government supposed to be declare notification few days before of official holidays of Eid ul Azha. All Public and private offices would remain closed till the end of eid ul adha holiday.