Friday, 9 November 2007

Oblivious to their fate

On arriving at my sister in law's place we were greeted by two goats who were nonchalantly grazing at the front of her house. No she hadn't acquired new pets or living lawn mowers. ;-(

It is customary in Islam to sacrifice a goat and give the meat to the poor people as a way of thanking Allah when something good happens or at a marriage or when somebody is ill and you want His help. My sister in law decided to thank Allah for the completion of our house by buying 2 goats for sacrifice. The poor of the village ate well that day. We had mutton biryani a couple of days later!
I didn't dare ask!

Duboo and Kaloo with Bashir the butcher.

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