Announcing “The Hyderabadi Bakr-Eid Food Festival-’09” Season I

The Prophet (صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) said in an authentic hadeeth: The best days in this life are the (first) ten days of Dhu’l-Hijjah”. Dhul-Hijjah (the Month of Hajj) is the 12th month of the Islamic calendar. It is during this month that Hajj(annual pilgrimage of Muslims to Mecca) takes place.

The Prophet (صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) has also said: “The greatest days in the scale of Allaah are the days of An-Nahr and Al-Qarr (Abu Daawood). The day of An-Nahr is the major day of Hajj and the day of Eid; the day of Al-Qarr is the following day. Virtuous deeds have a magnified position during these days. The Prophet (صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) said: There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allaah than the (first) ten days of Dhu’l-Hijjah (Ad-Daarimi).

Millions of Haji‘s performing Hajj at Masjid-al-Haram in Saudi Arabia (source:flickr)

The second Muslim festival Eid-ul-Adha falls on the 10th of Dhu’l-Hiijjah, the Youm-e-Nahr (day of sacrifice) (this year on the 27th Nov ’09). On this day, in memory of the sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim [on him be peace], an animal sacrifice is offered by Muslims all over.

It is only a matter of only a few days from today the muslims from all around the world will be celebrating Bakr-Eid inshallah.

In the spirit of Eid, I announce Season-I of the “Hyderabadi Bakr-Eid Food Festival-’09” on my blog, and invite all Hyderabadis from all around the world to send me Bakr-Eid special recipes. Inshallah I will post the round-up of all entries in the first week of January 2010.

The logo for the event is:

Feel free to use the logo.

Inshallah I plan to host this event every year on my blog during Bakr-Eid, so that people can share the recipes of the dishes they prepare using ‘Qurbani ka gosht’.

The rules of the event are as follows:

1. Both bloggers as well as non-bloggers can send me Hyderabadi special recipes of the food with pictures that you prepare using ‘Qurbani ka gosht’ after the Bakr-Eid (Eid-ul-Adha). It can be a snack, curry, kawab, etc whatever you wish.
2. There is no limit to the number of entries per person. Bloggers should link their post to this announcement page. Mail me the entries to by December 31 ,2009 with following details :

  • Your Name and blog/website title (if you have one)
  • Recipe link (non-bloggers include the complete recipe)
  • A Picture of the food (300 pixels width)

So, spread the word and send me your entries. Inshallah looking forward to a delicious spread.

Update: The grand round-up of all the entries has been published here. Enjoy the delicacies!


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11 Responses to “Announcing “The Hyderabadi Bakr-Eid Food Festival-’09” Season I”

  1. Hope to send in the special dish 😀

  2. Assalamalikum sister,

    Jazak Allah khayr for the info.

  3. assk mona
    i am glad u have the bakrid festival.

    also it is said that the blessings and rewards of ibadat of ist 10 days of dhul al hijjah , 10 days before bakrid is endless, infinite. meaning it can be more or less than ramadan too.
    so one should not miss this oppertunity and do more ibadat during these days. it is recommended to fast 2 days before bakreid.

    i shall mail some recps,insh. there is a popular saying that the taste of qurbani ghost / sacrificed animal is veryyyyyyyyyy good and i always make sure i get one sacrificed animal at bakrid in usa. and distribute the whole qurbani ghost in hyd to poor people.


  4. Just the thing i was looking for! :)..only wouldn`t it be a good idea to do this before Baqraeid itself so that we can use some of the recipes if we want to. I am looking for some recipes to try for the eid party and can`t seem to find it anywhere.

    Tazneen, people will be cooking with Qurbani ka gosht after Eid and it will be easier for them to send me the recipes. Inshallah you can go through the entries by January 2010 when I post the roundup.
    Do send me your entries as well. ~Mona

  5. i wish u all happy bakrid

  6. Bakrid Mubarak! help us all with the menu please 🙂

  7. Eid Mubarak in advance Mona 🙂

  8. Great Idea Mona and pics are amazing mashallah! Will certainly send some entries.

  9. Can i join this mona.I too get qurbani ka ghosht on bakrid from my neighbours every year

    Jyothi, feel free to join in. ~Mona

  10. Dear Mona,


    Hope you are doing good by Grace of Allah! I just love reading the receipes you post and also have tried preparing few of them. They really taste awesome 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    Bakr-Eid Mubarak to you and all in family!

    I wanted to bring to your notice that it is not “Bakri-Eid” but it is “Bakr-Eid”. “Bakr” comes from Surah “Bakr” which means any “Janwar” or simply “animal”. We do qurbani of not just Lambs/goats but also of other animals. Hence it is called Bakr-Eid.
    Hope you take my small message from a small sister whole-heartedly and please dont mind.

    I will also InshaAllah post some of my special Qurbani recipe to you soon.


    WaAlaiKumAsSalaam Samreen, Belated Eid Mubarak to you and your family too. Jazakallahu Khair and I apologize for the typo. Will update inshallah.
    Looking forward to your entries inshallah. ~Mona

  11. EID MUBARAK, though it is late,

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