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One of the most important festivals celebrated by Muslims all over the country, Eid-ul-Zuha is marked by the exchange of greetings and gifts and the offering of special prayers to God. It is also called Bakr-Id due to the tradition of sacrificing a goat or bakr. As the story goes Ibrahim, a faithful prophet of Allah, was commanded by him to sacrifice his son Ismail. Obeying Him, he blindfolded himself and put Ismail on the altar. As he opened his eyes after performing the act, he saw a lamb slain on the altar, while his son was standing in front of him. This event is marked by rituals and festivities and as per Islamic beliefs, every Muslim owning property worth about 400 g of gold or more should sacrifice a goat or sheep during the three-day-long festival. This sacrificial meat is then distributed among the poor.