Saturday, 4 October 2014


Today is "Bakra (Goat) Eid"- also known as Eid Al- Adha- a festival of sacrifice, it honours Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his promised son, Ismail, as an act of submission to God's command. God intervened to provide Ibrahim with a lamb to sacrifice instead. And so, Muslims all over the world sacrifice goats and/or cows and distribute the meat between family and those less fortunate than them. We also dress up nice and get money…

When my family lived in Pakistan, I remember every year we would have a goat or two delivered… I would spend a few hours trying to find a fitting name for each goat before... Eid.

Since we don't live there anymore- today was just another Saturday. It was nice to get texts and phone calls from family and friends wishing us a Happy Eid but it's not the same as being back in Pakistan.

Day four… Poor goat.


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