By the time you read this, Aidiladha, the day of sacrifice, has closed its chapter. It’s a somber eid compounded by the COVID-19 situation & further aggravated by the unforgiving developments in this country of late. As at noon today, the authorities had announced the reversion to no external dine-in & stiff limitations on social gatherings, in view of the escalating number of infections for the past few days or so. The way I see it, the spirit of sacrifice – forgoing current pleasures to acknowledge an emergency – is a lobsided affair here. Then again, I’m not expecting too much from the authorities whose grip of the situation is threatening to jelly.
Regardless of whatever unfolds in the days to come, Eid Mubarak to all Muslims, may our sacrifice be in the good books of the Creator, not under the hankering attention of puny mortals. Onwards!