id ul Adha is a festival which is celebrated by millions of Muslims around the world at the end of the first nine days of the holy month of Dhul Hijjah. This Islamic festival is celebrated to commemorate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (AS), to follow Allah’s command to sacrifice his son Ismail (AS) for seeking the Lords blessing. For millions of muslims across the world, Eid is an occasion of joy, in Kashmir valley people have a special reverence for it. However, Eid celebrations of these past two years have been altered by this virus, just as it has altered every aspect of our lives. This Eid would be different from the Eids we have been celebrating in the past. The threat of Covid-19 is still looming over our heads. From toddlers to elderly, it has infected people across all age groups. It has affected our economy. It has affected the way we worship. It has affected our soul.
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This Eid should be celebrated simply. No going out to meet relatives. Prayers at home. No lavish 7-course meals-think of the poor in your neighbourhood. This Eid demands that we donate generously so that those in financial trouble can also spend their Eid with their families. This Eid we can be each other’s support. We can spent more time with our family and less time on social networking sites. It is time to cater to our real social network-parents, grandparents, uncles, aunties, nephews and nieces. It is time to be easy on your spouse. One should remember that just like you can have a bad day at office, she too can have a bad day at kitchen. Let this Eid teach us that this life is temporary. Holding a grudge with people for long time is not good. We must learn to forgive and forget. Let us make it a memorable Eid.