For most of us, Eid ul Azha is an event of meet & meat. This general assumption greatly undermines the significance of the holy event. Our preparations revolve around the sacrificial animal mostly, and not much thought is lent to some of the other ways in which one can prepare for Eid Ul Azha. In this discussion, we are going to share with you, some of the less talked about aspects of Eid Ul Azha 2021 which will give a new touch to your Eid this year for sure. There is more to Eid than how you have been celebrating this festive occasion all this time!
The usual suspects!
Before we talk about the particular preparatory activities for the Eid Ul Azha 2021, it makes sense to recap what Muslims do on this joyous festival normally. Well, every Eid day starts with the Eid prayer, followed by having sweet dishes with the family. Because Eid Ul Azha is all about the sacrifice that Muslims make to honour the great sacrifice made by Prophet Ibrahim, most of the first day is spent in managing sacrificial affairs. Once they are sorted, three portions of meat are made. One is for the needy, one for the relatives, and one is kept for the family. Visiting relatives on Eid day is also a big thing, serious deliberations are made as to which relative’s house must be visited on the Eid days. Kids benefit the most from this kind of activity, as they get the gift money in the form of Eidi. Oh the happiness on the face of little ones when they receive Eidi, it is super adorable, to say the least!
How about doing something different this year?
Almost 18 months have passed since it first began, but the intensity of the COVID-19 pandemic is still as strong as it was during the peak months. Thanks to science, we have a vaccine for contagion. Unfortunately, the antidote doesn’t heal the scars inflicted on the economy, neither on the macro or micro level. The fact that many of our fellow Muslim brothers and sisters will not be able to celebrate Eid Ul Azha this year because of the pandemic gives one an idea about the extent of the damage. So this year, celebrating Eid a little differently is in order, don’t you think so?
Eid Ul Azha 2021
This July is going to be quite special for the Muslim community worldwide, for the holy occasion of Eid Ul Azha falls on the 19th/20th of this month. Of course, the exact date depends upon the lunar sighting, but that is hardly the point of this discussion. No, what we are talking about is the significance of Eid Ul Azha, which has almost doubled given the testing times we are going through right now. If Ramadan was the reason why you made someone smile with your charity and donations, Eid Ul Azha 2021 provides you with a similar opportunity. Times are as hard as they get for our less privileged fellow Muslims, they need our help right now! It doesn’t matter if you have already donated your zakat for this annual year, there are plenty of ways in which you can still help those who are in desperate need of some help! Voluntary charity is one fine way of doing this.
How to donate this Eid Ul Azha 2021?
On Eid Ul Fitr, charity money is usually donated in the form of zakat and fitrana. As options, the number of deserving candidates is also a bigger one. But what about Eid Ul Azha? Well, there are plenty of ways in which you can help the underprivileged on this joyous occasion as well. Whether it is by donating money or sharing sacrificial meat, or by giving them gifts that will make their Eid Ul Azha 2021 full of happiness, the choice is yours!
Where to donate this Eid Ul Azha 2021?
Again, there is no shortage of options for you. You can search for a deserving candidate in your vicinity, look them up online, or even donate to a deserving trust or charity in your neighbourhood. However, it is pertinent to mention here that the vision and mission of such organizations must be researched thoroughly before making such an important decision. Ask yourself, what is a mission that you think is most inspiring? Is it education? Welfare? Provision of basic health amenities? Well, if it is the last box that you are ticking, then we have one option that you can trust and consider for donating money to this Eid Ul Azha i.e. Transparent Hands.
Transparent Hands: A name of trust
Transparent Hands is the largest technological platform for crowdfunding in the healthcare sector of Pakistan. It offers a complete range of free healthcare services including medical and surgical treatments, medical camps, and telehealth facilities to the underprivileged community of Pakistan. The platform provides visibility to underprivileged patients and builds a personal and trusted bond between patients and donors while ensuring complete transparency. It also sets up free medical camps in the rural areas of Pakistan in which, free medical consultation, free medicines, and free diagnostic tests are provided to deserving patients. Donors from all over the world can use the Transparent Hands crowdfunding web portal and donate through 100% secure payment modes. They could select any patient, fund the treatment, and receive regular feedback and updates until the patient has recovered completely. Donate as much as you can to Transparent Hands if you believe that your donation can help someone celebrate Eid with their family instead of in a hospital ward this year!
That would be all from this discussion. We wish we could talk a bit more about the need for charity this year with special reference to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, we have run out of space and time we had for this discussion. Nevertheless, we are sure that you are motivated enough to help others have a grand Eid Ul Azha this year, and on that optimistic note, we bid you farewell from this discussion!