Qasayi Mil Gaya?

Yes, this is going to be the question of day on phone calls and Eid meet ups. Happens every eid. With dads and uncles looking around for a sahee waala qasayi and not the Eid-kay-Eid peda honay walay qasayi.

As I was reading Daily Times this morning, I come to know through a report of theirs that butchers have set their asking prices already.

Rs 1,500-1,800 for slaughtering goat,
Rs 5,000-7,000 for bull,
Rs 9,000-10,000 for camel


I’ve seen many households where they just give the asking price without any bargaining and then later cry over the meat being ruined by these seasonal butchers. If you haven’t advanced booked one, thoroughly inspect the chosen butcher candidate. Check the utensils he’s carrying, if it’s an axe (kulhari), bid him farewell right there, on the spot. He’s not meant for your cutie lil animal.

If you’ve enough manpower at home, follow the footsteps of Hadhrat Muhammad Mustapha SAWW. Gain extra sawaaab. If you are feeble-heart kind … stay indoors please.

Message for Eid:

Before keeping the legs aside … do remember the families around who haven’t tasted seen mutton/lamb/Beef since months. Probably it was last eid they saw it.

Image Courtsy: Sbmoot

19 Comments so far

  1. wkhang on December 6th, 2008 @ 9:27 pm

    Last year I did the Qurbany by my own hands with the help of my dad and brothers, that was my first time : ), it was fun.

  2. ڈفرستان کا ڈفر (duffer) on December 7th, 2008 @ 6:31 pm

    qasai near to our home has placed a big banner on his shop that
    "قربانی کے جانور دکان پر ہی ضبح کیے جایں گے"
    hope i’ll get a shot of that banner and rate list to post

  3. ڈفرستان کا ڈفر (duffer) on December 7th, 2008 @ 6:31 pm

    ضبح نہیں ذبح

  4. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on December 7th, 2008 @ 9:31 pm

    Duffer bhai, humain bhi bhejna agar islamabad ki hui :)

  5. kabirdas on December 7th, 2008 @ 11:19 pm

    @ wkhang on December 6th, 2008

    Sir, pray fun for who?? You or the Bakra??

  6. kabirdas on December 7th, 2008 @ 11:24 pm

    I am keeping my fingers crossed for the big Qurbani show for which efforts are being made to turn Pakistan into a Qurbani ka Bakra to wash away the sins of all and sundry.

  7. kabirdas on December 7th, 2008 @ 11:26 pm

    —-and jis kay liay Kisai bhee mil gaya hay.

  8. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on December 8th, 2008 @ 2:43 am

    and jis kay liay Kisai bhee mil gaya hay.


  9. wkhang on December 8th, 2008 @ 3:13 am

    Mr. Das,

    Waoo you are back, where were you ? long time not sean here ? well any way it was fun becuase that was my first time that I ever took the knief in my hand for any animal but now I am ready to do : ), so you do not come into my way : ) (JK)….

    Well nice to hear from you ….. Celebrate the Eid okay dont think too much, best wishes….

  10. kabirdas on December 8th, 2008 @ 3:40 pm

    @ wkhang

    I had gone into my thinking mode which I do from time to time. I didn’t realize that my absence will be noticed by some one.

    Have fun but be careful while you are at it. I will certainly steer clear of you and other fun loving faithfulls like you.

    Sorry, I do not celebrate this particular Eid. On this Eid I do think, not too much but a little, which is enough to put me off the whole show (may also read it as show off). On this day I place myself on the side of poor Bakras.

    Anyway wish you a happy Eid.

  11. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on December 8th, 2008 @ 3:49 pm

    You were missed :)

    Hope to see you often now!

  12. kabirdas on December 8th, 2008 @ 10:09 pm

    @ asmamirza

    I am flattered. I will be here more often and have my presence felt one way or the other.

    Eid mubarak, new clothes mubarak and most of all Bakra mubarak.

  13. anwar on December 8th, 2008 @ 11:02 pm

    At first I thought the rates were prices of the bakra but it turned out to be for the zabiha service only. On this side of the world, local farm provides grass fed "free range" lambs that average out to be $100. each. Platoon of our community guys four hours go raided the farm and by 2:00 PM (It is noon time here right now)they will score 60 – 70. This will be repeated for two additional days… Farm takes care of the disposal of hides and other stuff that is often seen lying on the sides of the streets in Pakistan. It is really no fun here… imagine, not seeing a single severed head with eyes fixated on devotee and/or a single stray cat or dog regurgitating the abundance of the season… Asma, can you Flickr some postmortem photographs?

  14. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on December 8th, 2008 @ 11:49 pm

    @kabirdas: :)

    @anwar: You mean tanga hua bakra? :p I’ve one from last eid .. no gory stuff though!

  15. Monazza Talha (montaleast13) on December 9th, 2008 @ 12:12 am

    Nice post. My father always does the honors of "knife-ing" the bakra. I always stand and watch. It’s been happening since my childhood. On one Eid i got so excited that i made up my mind to ‘knife’ one bakra on the next Eid myself. But well that never happened. :-D Maybe one day, some day.

    Yes, you absence was felt. I thought that maybe you are not finding the blog posts up to the mark lately so that is why you have gone into hiding. But good to see you back. :-)

  16. emran on December 9th, 2008 @ 1:51 pm

    Qasai nahi mila kion key Bakra nahi liya abhi tak, now going to Bakra Mandi in search of Bakra. Hope to find a better deal. Its fun to be in Bakra Mandi on Eid day. You can find me there holding my cam :)

  17. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on December 9th, 2008 @ 1:57 pm

    Happy clicking emran bhai =)

  18. emran on December 10th, 2008 @ 3:12 am

    Mil hi gaya Bakra bhi aur Qsai bhi. Check my this capture

  19. emran on December 10th, 2008 @ 3:12 am

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