Friday, August 18, 2017

Story of Eid ul Azha and visit to Local Market

           

     Hello   My  Precious   Fellows!


     Hope   and   pray   that    Life   is   behaving  sensibly    and   if  not   you   know   well   how 

  to   bring   on   track   as   you   been   brave   and   wise  in   most   of   your   doings   so   i   

strongly   believe   you   can   handle    all  brilliantly !


     Here   in   my   world   around   it   is   almost    celebration   time   again  . Our   homeland  's   70th   birthday    passed   some   days   ago   and    the   other   one   of   biggest  even   is   almost   her    which   is   called  The  Big   Eid  in   common  but   it's  it's   proper   name  is  Eid  UL   Azha.


It   is   event  which   muslims  celebrate   regarding   in   the   memory   of   on   of   our   prophet   who   dreamed   that   God   commanded   him   to   sacrifice    his   most    precious   thing   for   him .

When   prophet  Ibrahim   woke   up   and   told   about   his   dream   to   his   dearest   son   Ismaeel    he   asked  his  father     that   what   is   your  most   precious   thing   father   

Ibrahim   said "you"   The   son   said   then   you   must   obey   your   god   who   loves   you   more   than   you   love   me.

Ibrahim   laid   his   dear   son   on   ground   and   cut   his   throat    with    dagger    but     God   accepted   his   love   and   obedience  and   replaced   the   Ismaeel   with   a   sheep  .


On    this   special   day   muslim   sacrifice   animals   and   distribute   their   meat   among   poors    to   PLEASE   God!!!  

 Government   declare   3      holidays     .     Every   body   wear   new   clothes  ,visit   friends  and  relatives  and   go   to   favorite  picnic   places .

Preparation   starts  month   ago    though  i   do    re clean   or   you  can  say  wash   whole   house  including   doors  windows   kitchen   bathrooms   to    give  myself   a  fresh   feel   of   breathing  in  tidy   house.

We   shop   for   kids  ,clothes  ,shoes   ,watches   capes  etc   .

So   last   week   we   went   to   local   market   to  purchase  shirts   and   pants  for  kids  from   local   market  .Today   sharing   with   you  some  pics  to   give  you  glimpse   of  our  local    shops .hope   you  will    find   them   interesting   though  i  took  these  very  quickly  so most  are blurred .




beautiful fancy dress for ladies 


It  was  5pm evening so was not much rushy  ,in night it gets crowded  and one find hard to walk  

Unlike  islamabad  here mostly ladies use  a full body wear which called BURKA i only wear  scarf  only  which is long and wide  enough  to   cover 

You  can  see the stuff belong to Pakistan's birthday 

 crockery  ,toys ,ladies and kids fav place ,below too  

Water canes and water coolers  and lots of plastic stuff  for kitchen  and related to cleaning 

do you have same shops out there ?


Artificial  jewelry shop not  the higher one ,just ordinary which  i found less crowdy to take shot 



Artificial  decoration  plants  shops
Hubby in white on right with shopping bag in hand and younger son asad  in blue  ,youngest was stick with me as usual   
our  local  market  has lots  of   stuff carts  which occupy the walking path from both side ,bikes get ban when it is crowdy times specially  when  such special days  are near 



peach  on cart 

Some  selected  shirts

View of  inside  market from shop .

We  left almost 9 pm  and had only ice cream   as it was quite hot  weather and walking made us more exhausted.


That  's  all  for  now   friend!

Please   take   great   care  ,stay   positive   and  happy  to   make  your  world  vibrant   and  alive!!!

God   Bless  You   ALL!!!

59 comments:

  1. nice post.thanks for sharing it.
    http://parkview.com.pk/

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  2. Thanks for such an informative and interesting post. Preparing for holidays is such fun.

    Wonderful pictures as always.

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    1. Thank you Brain .
      i enjoyed such preparations and events in my childhood a lot .
      now my kids are having fun with all these excitements

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  3. Very interesting post !
    Our markets are very different here.
    Have fun with your holidays !
    Anna

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    1. Thank you dear Anna .
      hope your's are even more interesting !

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  4. Your markets are so colorful, Happy Eid☺

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    1. Thank you natalia!

      Eid is after almost two weeks away ,it is just preparation my friend.
      sometimes wait is more funful

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  5. Such colourful photos -- I enjoyed looking at them all! The blessings of Eid to you and your family, dear friend!

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    1. Hi dear Debra!
      hope you are njoying your break happily .
      missing you my friend!
      heartiest best wishes for your trip to your loved ones

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  6. Thanks for the lovely photos. I feel like I was there.

    We have that same story of Abraham (Ibrahim), but with his son with Sarah (Isaac). I heard this version years ago from a friend who is Muslim. Interesting!

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    1. Thank you dear Sandi .

      All streams flow towards one final and eternal ocean 'The Religion of God' "The LOVE" Love is religion of God and it must rule every heart in this world

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  7. Thank you so much for sharing about this, Baili! And I love all your photos, dear friend. I have a few friends who are Muslim and they are busy cleaning and doing the things you mention in your post. Warm hugs and much love to you.

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    1. Thank you dear Linda!
      I am so glad that you are already familiar with this exciting preparation and festival

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  8. Interesting post about. Where I live it was we have large Pakistani community and there was a large Eid festival at our local community centre.

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  9. Thank you dear Sarah!
    Celebrating such festivals with community is quite a blessing and fun too

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  10. I know it is nicer to shop without the crowd. But I know people who love the crowds at holiday times. I hope you and your family have a good holiday season. Take care.

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    1. Dear Ann it is now that i can bear the crowd little bit otherwise in my youth crowd was something SCARY TO ME .
      When we go on picnics I search some peaceful corner to sit or walk .I am completely introvert my friend

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  11. We do have similar looking shops selling the same items. Have a wonderful day!

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    1. I am glad Nancy that your area has same shops as mine .
      Actually the differences can be minor as basic items of necessary are almost same everywhere though quality can be differ in some extent

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  12. I enjoyed learning about Eid, Baili.

    The market reminds me of those we visited in Morocco. Such interesting places with beautiful clothes and other products.

    I hope Eid is wonderful for you and your family.

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    1. Thank you so much dear Marie!

      How nice that you have visited Morocco which is Muslim country If I not mistaking.

      I noticed such vibrations of color and style of market specially part of their lands.
      Wishing you too a wonderful week ahead my friend!

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  13. Ibrahim's story is very close to the story of Abraham. Interesting how things are so much the same, isn't it?

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    1. Dear Emma actually each nation took it as they heard from their ancestors or read in their holy books .
      What matter most is that each religion represents words of God and show us path of love ,patience and sacrifice to serve the humanity.

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  14. Thank you for sharing the pictures of shops. They remind me of India. Here in New York, Jackson Heights have stores that sell Shalwaar Khameez and Sarees as well.
    Eid is on the first of September this year. Have a safe one.

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    1. Thank you Munir for kind words!
      That is great that our traditional dresses are available in USA too.
      Wishing you a fabulous Eid.
      Our is on 2nd probably

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  15. Thanks, Baili, for sharing the photos and story of this celebration. We do not have shops like these, except at what are called flea markets. There are usually very abundant in the summer months and where one can shop for so many items, an antiques, clothes, household furnishings. In general, I do not enjoy shopping in crowded areas and I can understand how the ice cream tasted very good after your excursion. I hope the shopping was successful as the shirts were very nice.

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    1. Thank you so much dear Beatrice!

      Glad that sometimes of year you too enjoy such shopping place.
      Actually our city is like small tow surrounded by lots of rural areas .
      When we go to big cities like karach ,Islamabad markets are quite different and offer better quality of all items and vast area to shop relaxingly.
      Huge shopping mals with appealing stuff and charming environment.

      Yes ice creme tasted great as it was swealterin out thete

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  16. For you it's an exciting time of remembrance and connection in your faith.

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    1. Very true Red!
      You expressed it beautifully

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  17. Thank you for taking me shopping. I truly enjoyed.
    May your days be filled with blessings

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  18. Thanks for sharing your special holiday and the vibrant markets.

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  19. Thank you dear Christine and Martin!
    I am glad you enjoyed my local market visit.

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  20. Very colorful and vibrant pictures... I can feel the essence of festival in them...

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  21. I love the dresses! I like this idea of wearing nice clothes AND giving to the poor at the same time. Everyone belongs. :)

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  22. So much lovely colour! I really enjoy all the things you share. I get a glimpse into your part of the world. Thank you for sharing your special holiday with us. Blessings to you and your family!

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  23. Wonderful dresses and those plums look delicious. I wouldn't know when to stop eating them! Have a wonderful weekend :)

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    1. Thank you dear Martha and dear Prunella!

      It is good to hear that you both liked the glimpse of our local market.
      Prunella my friend my husband also feel same way about this fruit

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  24. I love markets like those in your pics! Beautiful dresses! Happy Eid!

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    1. Thank you George!
      Our ladies specially girls put these fancy dresses in parties fondly

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  25. Excellent post (as always)!Thank you very much :)

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  26. Let's celebrate the day.
    Muslims in Malaysia celebrate too.

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    1. Thank you rainfield!

      Glad to know that live in Malaysia and watch the Muslims there celebrating this festival vibrantly

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  27. Lovely to see the markets - I would love to go inside that fabric shop! Love all the pretty dresses and jewelry, too. We do have open markets like this in Seattle. Have an enjoyable and blessed celebration, dear Baili. Hugs xo Karen

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    1. Thank you dear Karen!
      I am glad you found our small colorful markets charming enough to visit !
      I 47 but believe me these dress still attract my heart when i look at them lol

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  28. Nice description of the festival which is an important one for Muslims. Also you took your readers with you to your local market for the shopping :)

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  29. Baili, gostei muito de todas as fotos! Desejo tudo de bom! Linda semana, beijos, chica

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  30. I like to go to markets from time to time.
    Loved the pictures.
    Hugs

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  31. A lovely post, I enjoyed hearing how you celebrate. We do have similar markets here it is only the styles of the clothes and jewelry that differ.

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  33. Hi Baili :)) I like seeing how you live. The shops you show are more like "flea markets" here. That has nothing to do with fleas lol, in fact I don't know why they are called that! But they have hundreds of vendors all in one place. I used to go to them, but they are so crowded these days! Now I do most of my shopping either at the grocery store for food, or at thrift stores, and second hand shops for other things. We also buy online a lot. Alex and I don't like crowds too much! Lovely post! :)

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  34. Thank you for sharing all these photos and sharing about your lives. Its so good to see how people from far away countries live and go about their daily lives.

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  35. Such a lovely colourful post, so nice to see all of your photo's.
    The markets and the dresses are just so colourful.
    Have a wonderful Eid.

    All the best Jan

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  36. Have a great week, a holly celebration.

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  37. Your local market is so lively and colourful! And those dresses are amazingly beautiful! :-)
    Have a wonderful week! Hugs!

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  38. I found it a bit surprising to see all the plastic wares - it is just like our stores! Beautiful dresses there. Thanks for sharing your pictures and explanations. Enjoy your Eid preparations!

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  39. Blessings to you and your family! Love seeing your market! Big Hugs!

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  41. Your Ibrahim is our Abraham, Baili. The story of Ibrahim/Abraham's sacrifice of his son is one of the earliest religious stories I remember learning. I think it's wonderful that three great religions in the world share this common story.

    I loved seeing the pictures of your market. I saw markets like this when I visited Asia, but the only one that I've seen in the US that comes close to the lively, colorful Asian markets is Chinatown in Honolulu, Hawaii.

    Take care my friend! I hope that you are feeling 100% again!

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