The Significance of Division of Meat on Eid-ul-Adha
With the last month of the Islamic month comes one of the two holiest events that are Hajj and Eid-ul-Adha. The auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Adha is synonyms with the meat of cows, bulls and other sacrificial animals in Pakistan. As the slaughter of animals in such a huge quantity is done, the abundance of meat is obvious. Most of the meat is distributed among the poor and needy people who can’t afford the meat during any part of the year because of the exorbitant prices across the country.
People from all walks of life and regardless of their social status and class participate whole heartedly in distributing meat to the poor people. The meat is divided among the needy people chiefly by wealthy and affluent people in their homes as dozens of sacrificial animals are slaughtered there. They distribute meat in large quantities and no one leaves empty handed from their houses.
Role of NGOs in Division of Meat
There are several Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) all over the country which helps too in distribution and division of meat in a systematic form. They achieve this feat through donations which they collect from Pakistan and from people who send their donation from all over the world. Pakistanis residing in the Gulf countries, U.K and the USA send the bulk of amount. Even after the animals are sacrificed, the skins of these animals are a vital source of income for these NGOs as well as many local mosques, religious institute, etc collecting these from people to sell them to factories who convert it into leather.
The Responsibility of Government
All the distribution and division of meat from Qurbani is done from the private sector and from the ordinary people on their own. There is no mechanism from the government side to facilitate the poor and needy people so that they can also celebrate this festive occasion with joy. Even there is no checking mechanism from the government regarding the prices of the animals that are bought by people for the purpose of sacrifice. This is also a big factor why many people who otherwise will also take part in the process of sacrifice are left with no choice but to rely on the meat distributed by affluent and wealthy people.
So it is clear from the discussion above that the division of meat is not done in a systematic manner and so this entails a clear message that this should be done so that the poor and needy people would also enjoy this occasion.