Friday, November 04, 2005

Eid in Europe & Kashmir

Yesterday we had Eid. It is a warmer day. We worn our traditional dress "shalwar kameez" and went to Islamic centers for prayers in the morning. We went to a newly-made islamic center. There were too many people and less space. But it all went well in the end. People from different countries had brought many different types of sweets. Then we Pakistanis sat together and chatted in the afternoon and did Bar-B-Que in the evening at a friend's place. The Bar-B-Q was the difficult part as we were not very experienced. We started it in the afternoon and continued till late night. One of the friends had made a sweet-dish "sheer khurma". It was also very nice. We did eat Bar-B-Q but the real hunger-killer turned out to be the sweet-dish. So, we admired the person a lot who made the sweet dish.

This eid is not celebrated in North Pakistan (Earth quake hit areas) as it was. People have nothing to eat, drink or even shelter them from winter. Even the president had to say that the world is not donating as much as they did in tsunami disaster. It is sad that still dozens of villages are unaccessed so that no aid has reached there. Some politicians are celebrating eid there to show solidarity. But there are no celebrations there. In some areas, all of the families have lost members in the earth quake. The official death toll has risen to 70,000.


Riaz Afridi said...

Plz Pray for kashmiri peoples.
May Allah help us in freedom movement.

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