It’s Mae-Mae Time!

‘Look, there’s such a rush! What are those so many people doing over there? That huge group circling that van, what’s all the hip hop for? Or has the vehicle suffered from a serious accident? WHAT ARE THEY ALL UP TO? Oh move aside, I have GOT TO LOOK!’

And lo! A royal cow has arrived in our locality, for tomorrow’s Baqra Eid!!! And oh, not just one, there are four of them!

Its Eid-ul-Adha, or Baqra Eid as we call, the second Eid that Muslims around the globe celebrate (this one after the holy Pilgrimage), in the remembrance of Prophet Ibrahim and Ismail (A.S)’s exemplary sacrifice.

This event brings a lot of happy (and yummy) moments together, that start even before the day comes, and lasts long after Eid is finally over.

After a long wait when the cattle finally arrives, (not to mention the mandi process since oops, I’ve NEVER been there) that excitement to play and feed and taking them for a walk and then finally having them slaughtered *tears* and then feasting with those DELICIOUS steaks and seekh-kababs and this and that, and that, and that, it’s SCRUMPTIOUS!!

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From Shahzeb Hussain Art. Click on image to visit his fan page.

This Eid also brings a lot of cherish-able moments with it, the best of which include those MEGA-RUNS when one of the bechari goats (or in some cases, a wild buffalo) runs away and a crazy crowd start running after it, leaving rest of the world (or women) laughing behind!

Or the other way round.

Or the other way round.

Anyways, I wish you all a very happy Eid! Party hard and don’t forget to care for those deprived.

Eid Mubarak πŸ˜€

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33 thoughts on “It’s Mae-Mae Time!

  1. rjl2727 says:

    ok, i will have to come back and read this again, and maybe again., as work now rudely intrudes on life. i’m not sure yet if this a tribute or a sarcastic jab. if the latter is true, it rings very close to a short essay i’m constructing in my mind (lots of space there) in “honor” of hunting season. peace, and have a lovely day!!

  2. White Pearl says:

    Haha this was such a cute post ! πŸ˜‰ Love both the comics ! Tikkaaay Yummm Mun me paani aa ra hai abi se πŸ˜› Happy Eid Mubarik to you ! And I hope your Bakra don’t run away tomorrow and you find a Qasaai in time πŸ˜›

  3. Miss Maqsood says:

    Hahaha cow ran away near our locality and men were chasing it on their bikes, didnt watch the tragic scene heard abt it.
    Eid Mubarakkkkkkk have a gosht filled Eid. May Allah accept our deeds. Aameen *eid wale right left right hugs*

    • randomlyabstract says:

      Haha right left right left hugs!! πŸ˜€ *does them back*
      Eid Mubarak to you too, have loads of fun and may Allah accept our deeds.

      Just yesterday night yehi scene yahan bhi hua. A large group of men ran after two badtameez si cows who were playing pakram pakrai with them, it was so much fun to watch! πŸ˜‰

  4. lifeconfusions says:

    Hahaha…I enjoyed your thoughts about the Bakra Eid.
    Its always a laughing stock when a bakra runs away except if it is your bakra that ran away 😐 πŸ˜€

    P.S Eid mubarik ! πŸ™‚

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