Muslims around the world would celebrate Eid- al- Fit on Saturday, 18th July. Festival celebrated after month long fast is an important religious holiday.
Eid is will be celebrated with religious fervor. People are going to do some of the things they have always been doing, such as decorating their houses, preparing tasty foods, shopping etc.
Situation in Kashmir is altogether different. Last year unprecedented floods have affected every sphere of life here. Lakhs of people have been adversely affected by the devastating floods that had claimed precious lives and inflicted looses to the economy.
Therefore, Eid is supposed to be celebrated in such a way that distinguishes Muslim ummah from others. We have forgotten the true essence of Eid and transformed it into a carnival of extravagances. In a society where people are not able to feed their children two times a day, don’t have proper roof over their heads and are deprived of basic necessities, how can one feel happy.
So it makes obligatory upon us to celebrate Eid with simplicity and give charity to those in need, celebrate and share sympathy with those people who have been badly affected by the calamity. Spend for yourself and as well as for the flood victims so that they too can have a holiday meal and prepare their children for the celebration.
In the end, Eid is an occasion for promoting mutual brotherhood, feelings of sacrifice and unity. The well off people should take care of poor people and flood victims. It is our duty to share sympathy and love with these people in order to give them a sense of participation. It will allow everybody to share the joy of Eid. Let us celebrate this Eid together as per the Islamic principles and Islamic guidelines
Aajaz Hyder Dar
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