Muslims around the world will be celebrating Eid-ul-Azha (Eid-ul-Adha) around the globe on this Wednesday 16,November 2010. Eid-ul-Azha is a Islamic ritual and a very important religious holiday for all the Islamic countries around the world as the Muslims on this day commemorate the willingness of Abraham (Ibrahim) to sacrifice his son Ismael (Samuel) as an act of obedience to God, before God intervened to provide him with a ram to sacrifice instead, by sacrificing animals such as goats, cows, sheep's and camels and the meat of these animals is distributed amongst the poor, friends and relatives.
In Pakistan Eid-Ul-Azha will be celebrated with great eagerness despite the fact that the country is under great sorrow because of the floods in which nearly half of Pakistan went underwater and the on going terrorist attacks on mosques and other major public areas. It is expected that Pakistanis this year will be donating a lot towards the flood affected areas so that all the nation can get together and feel the spirit of "Eid-ul-Azha" or "Greater Eid."
It has also been observed in Pakistan that because of the critical increase in prices and the flood in which a lot of livestock drowned the livestock owners are selling their animals on prices twice as much as the last year. So a lot of people might not be able to fulfill their religious duty as they can't afford to sacrifice animals. But still the Pakistanis will be celebrating the occasion by donating money and goods to the poor and the needy.
The Pakistani government in an attempt to prevent any terrorist attack has arranged very tight security and Police members will remain active at all mosques and public parks and places so that the people can freely enjoy this religious ritual.
P.s. I would also like to take this opportunity and wish all my allvoices Muslim friends a very happy and joyful "Eid-ul-Azha" may you all have the best Eid of all and may Allah accept your sacrifices.