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This year we were confused about whether to enjoy 14th august or to celebrate Eid?

The weather was amazing, it was raining and raining like for straight 48 hours, right before the meaty Eid.

Half of the people were praying for the animals here and there, and half of the people were worried about the sacrifice. The rain has caused a lot of trouble because we don’t have a proper ventilation system, and this is why we have our roads filled with water.

Few of the people made the sacrifice in the home while the roads and streets were still having water, the blood mixed with it and it felt like blood river flowing which was disgusting.

On 14th august, there were malls decorated and small events took place, but obviously because of Eid and 3rd day of Eid and all the hustle and bustle, due to rain, people preferred staying in the home.

The smelly roads, the dirtiness around and the meatiness everywhere.

The waterlines were even mixed and damaged, the water in lines we had got dirty and smelly, so we have to buy water for drinking. Oh, God last few days of Eid were amazingly different yet weird and messy.

On 14th august, we got some amazing new videos in which people showed a beautiful message. Every year we celebrate 14th august with a lot of fireworks and fire shots. This year thankfully it was with Eid so, the fire shots were limited.

This year a lot of people took initiate of cleaning Pakistan streets and making it green by planting trees. Along with this they also have recorded beautiful messages, like clean Pakistan and wrap all the flags bounties back again once you are done celebrating 14th august.

Every year a lot of us celebrate and then let it be on the street but why is that so?

The flag should always be respected and always should keep it safe and high.

Eid holidays with independence holiday, two celebrations together along with the long weekend. It was amazing, since Sunday we have off, and then we are back on Friday only one day to work those who have their Saturday’s off and those who have on, have 2 working days, the week is suddenly small. Much needed vacations, where we have enjoyed rain, family time and friends gathering.

Coming back to the office only for enjoying and celebrating Independence Day.

Friday’s are usually the smallest day of the week because we all get 2 hours of break, prayers and lunch break and if you have an event in the evening, then it becomes smaller than ever, so its one of that kind 😊

Reciting Quran, then singing national anthem following by cake cutting and hi-tea, along with some more activities is how head office and every branch of Imtiaz super market celebrate Independence Day.

For witnessing more about the event and celebration, please visit our Instagram page and Facebook page.

Let us know in the comment section about how you have celebrated your Eid and Independence Day!!

Eid is right around the corner and almost everyone’s sacrificial animals are here. However, there are still many people who just haven’t found the right one yet! In many such cases, time management is a big issue. Men of the family are usually the ones who go out to the MANDI’S to select and purchase the animals but because of busy schedules, there are a lot of men who haven’t been able to visit the MANDI.

We care about you, your schedules and your convenience and this is why we decided to save you from all those hassles and chaotic visits to the mandi. Like every year, once again we bring to you an ‘IN-STORE MANDI’!

Priced according to weight, now you can purchase your sacrificial animal from Imtiaz Super Market at Rs. 670 per kg. Affordable and convenient… what else can you need?

Kept clean and in a hygienic environment, our animals are reliable, healthy and MEATY! Eid is a pious, religious occasion and being able to afford to present your sacrifice is an honor and blessing so you obviously want the best! And for that… we have it covered!

Since they are being sold in-store, even women of the family can go visit, check out the animals and prices and either decide which one to purchase, get familiar with the market ranges or even buy right away!

Like we always say, your convenience means more than anything to us! So in whichever way we are able to make things easy for you, we do it right away!

So no more forcing yourself to the stinky MANDI’S and settling for some animal because you don’t want to visit again. Just one or multiple visits to the Imtiaz Super Market, and make whichever animal you like, yours!

So what are you waiting for?! Head over to the DHA branch of Imtiaz Super Market NOW and get your animals!

MEAT MUBARAK PAKISTAN!!

People count days for #Ramazan cause it’s a month of extra blessings, people do more good deeds try to pray five times a day and much more, the blessing of this month is felt in every way and everywhere…

Ramadan is a gift from Allah to all of us, in which we fast and pray. And for all the good deeds we do we get rewarded extra, like for extra nawafil that we pray, Fast (Roza), zakat, sadqa, HE rewards us more, double or triple times than in a normal day… Eid ul Fitr intends to commend the long stretch of fasting… Muslims have enjoyed supplications during the time of Ramadan and Allah Almighty has favored them with bliss as Eid. Endowments, amicability, and satisfaction are showered on Muslims by Almighty Allah to stamp the festival of Meethi Eid ul Fitr.

My grandparents often say:

“Eid is the day of our result”

We fast for a whole month and for all the fasts and prayers, Allah blesses us with EID…

An event to celebrate…

Dress up for Eid:

Preps of Eid is never-ending, even on Chaand Raat if you ask about the preps you feel like something is missing. Or we forgot to arrange this….

Besides the things that are mandatory are:

  1. Shower
  2. New Clothes or even not new than the best of your clothes
  3. Mehandi, parlor and special kinds of stuff because without all this Eid are incomplete.

Cleaning up and wearing new clothes on Eid is a custom. Whether a male or female, the individuals who can bear the cost of a new dress, suit up themselves in the most extravagant and luxurious outfits, while the individuals who can’t at present figure out how to look best on Eid day.

Ladies or females like us like to enrich their hands with mehndi and bangles to stamp the bubbly state of mind. The way to Eid festivity is to wear new clothes.

Regardless of how much profound complaints we have confronted, we greet Eid entire-heartedly.

Give Fitra to the Needy:

Fitra is paid to poor people, before Eid, so that they can too purchase something on Eid and celebrate it with us. So, don’t forget the destitute and underprivileged in your carnival. Paying Fitra to the penniless individuals is a religious commitment before going for Eid prayers. Ensure that you have made the Fitra payment well before Eid so that they can make their Eid clothes on time.

 

 

Attend the Eid Prayers:

Before leaving for Eid prayers, family gatherings are best, like waking up early morning, rushing to kitchen for helping parents for breakfast, showing of mehndi colors, fighting over food and sitting beside grandparents, along with the task of helping mothers. After all the chaotic scenes, getting ready for Eid, as all the male members of the family leave for Eid Namaz.

Eid Prayers are held early morning at different Masjids, and outside open areas (Eid Gah). The time of Eid prayers varies. It is necessary to go to Eid supplications and Khutbah on Eid day to express appreciation to Allah Almighty for innumerable gifts and joy. After the supplications, hug and greet each other by wishing them, Eid Mubarak.

Give Eidi and Gifts to the Younger Ones:

As a child, I have always been excited for EID, because receiving a lot of Eidi, more than any cousins, and getting all dressed up, sometimes dressing just like my sister, posing and working like twins, was the best thing, Mehandi the next big stuff for me, and that color…. jewelry and cakes everywhere… and the new notes as Eidi that is the thing which excites me even today, even after been grown up… Now as a grownup EID is like give and take, you have to give and receive… You have to get dressed and do the house chores. But still receiving Eidi and new notes are the most exciting things after Mehandi.

Every women and child in family use to gather to greet Eid greeting and to collect Eidi from elders as soon as they are back from Eid Prayers.

Note:

Not just your family members, but your housemaids and other servants are equal recipients to receive Eidi. Do remember them in your celebrations.

Visit the Resentful Relatives:

Are you still not in talking terms with your aunt or any of your blood relation? Then Eid is the best moment to cheer them up and forget all the issues or at least keep them aside.

Request:

Please do visit your resentful relatives and try to let go with the misunderstandings. Eid is a blissful day to mend hearts and to reconnect with the loved ones. Utilize it to spread happiness, peace, and harmony among relatives and friends.

Feast with Family:

Eid time is family time. These three days of Eid are the ultimate opportunity to have splendid family time. Rejoice every moment of Eid ul Fitr with some cheerful laughter, games, chit chat, gossips and family dinners along with those beautiful selfies and crazy amazing moments…

In case you are stuck up at home and waiting for guests to arrive, give yourself some me time, read or watch your favorite things… Its summer so stays indoor and hydrated…

Oh, and do you know this secret I am about to share?

The blessing of Six Fasts of Shawwal:

I have observed in the family that grandparents use to fast on the 2nd day of Eid till 7th of Shawal, like 6 more Roza after Eid…

I have always wondered the reason for extra Roza or for this particular act… Upon some research, it is advised to fast for 6 days in the month of Shawwal. From 2nd Shawal onwards, Muslims fast to earn blessings and Sawab.

According to Sahih Muslim, the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H.) has said:

“Whoever completes the fasts of Ramadan then adds to them the facts of six days in the month of Shawwal, it will carry the Sawab of fasting for the whole year.”

The significance of Six Shawwal fasts is clear from this Hadith. Muslims should avail this golden opportunity for acquiring enormous reward from Allah Almighty. It is preferable to fast from 2nd Shawwal to 7th Shawwal.

 

Have a blissful Eid ul Fitr!