Eid is over and I am back in Islamabad. This Eid has different meanings to different people. For a normal Muslim, it is a religious and social day. We wear new clothes, say special prayers, socialize with friends and relatives. Some visit graveyard etc. For the kids there is more fun. New clothes, sweet food and “Eidi” which is the money everybody gives then. Later they sit and count whatever they collect and they spend it. So, everything is very festive on this day.
But what about the destitute ones. I met this woman in the park right in front of our house:
You see no new clothes, no celebration, nothing. She is wandering around in the park with her two daughters hoping that someone will give her something in the spirit of the day. Imagine how the poor spend their lives. Can we help? Obviously through charity we can a little but not enough.
I just wanted the fortunate ones to remember the destitute ones at least on special days.
Oh, the second daughter: