Why Some Muslims In Pakistan Won't Be Able To Buy A Goat This Year

Buying a sacrificial goat for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha is the sign of a strong household. But harsh droughts in the Karachi area are making it hard for families to afford one.
Ghulam Siddique is a herder from Sindh, a province in Pakistan. The region has struggled with chronic drought that has affected the price of the crops that his goats feed on. Source: Amar Guriro for NPR

Thursday marks the start of Eid al-Adha, the holiest Muslim day of the year. It celebrates the biblical story of Abraham and his willingness to sacrifice his son for God. The moment before the sacrifice, God intervened and sent a goat to take the boy's place.

Muslims around the world celebrate the holiday by

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