Avoid cow slaughter on Eid-ul-Azha: Deoband to Muslims

December 6, 2008 at 7:51 pm 7 comments

Leading Islamic seminary Dar-ul-Uloom has suggested to Muslims in the country that they avoid slaughtering cows on Eid-ul Azha as a mark of respect to the religious beliefs.

The appeal has been supported by the All India Organisation of Imams of Mosques (AIOIM), which had earlier asked Muslims to put black ribbons on their shoulders as a symbol of their solidarity and grief for the victims of the Mumbai terror attacks.

In a booklet detailing the concept of ‘qurbani’ or sacrifice on the occasion of Bakri-Eid, brought out by Deoband-based Dar-ul-Uloom, the seminary has advised Muslims to refrain from sacrificing cows to avoid hurting sentiments of the Hindus.

“They (Muslims) may slaughter other animals that are approved by the Shariah,” the booklet said, asking Muslims to respect the sentiments of other Indians.

Established in 1866, Dar-ul-Uloom is the most respected school of Islamic teaching in the subcontinent.

AIOIM President Hazrat Moulana Jameel Ahmed Ilyasi said slaughtering cows hurts the sentiments of Hindus and “we should not do anything that will disturb communal harmony in the country”.

Ilyasi also asked Imams all around the country to pray for the victims of the Mumbai terror attacks during Eid prayers and express solidarity with Mumbaikars.

“They should pray to the Almighty during Eid prayers for restoring peace in the country,” Ilyasi said

Let me know your comments brothers and sisters about this act. I guess this is the need of the hour as we all indian’s going through a very critical situation and this will somehow heal our hearts and makes our relations stronger.

Source: Times of India


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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. nadia  |  December 6, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    Considering the recent political and religious tensions in India, I think this is a good idea. It’s not like we’re restricted to sacrificing cows.

  • 2. Haleem  |  December 6, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Uh huh. While I agree with not burying the people in Muslim graveyards, this might be a step too far. Praying for Mumbai and all is OK at Eid prayers, but slaughtering cows has nothing to do with disrespecting Hindu beliefs.

    • 3. masood  |  December 7, 2008 at 1:19 pm

      Haleem bro, the situation is very sensitive now and the political leaders are just looking for a chance to make this as an big issue. The people are not making it Haram by slaughtering a Cow but trying to pacify the situation with the other suitable alternatives. Hindu’s believe Cow’s are like Maata(Mother) that’s the sentiments they have.

  • 4. Abid  |  December 7, 2008 at 7:03 am

    This is a very good idea.

    It presents a viable alternative to cow-slaughtering (sheep or camel slaughtering) and will be seen as a good gesture by Hindus.

    Kudos to whoever suggested it!

  • 5. Niyaz  |  December 8, 2008 at 6:19 am

    Salam Bro!!

    Eid-mubarak 🙂

    ~ Khair Mubarak to you too, Niyaz bhai.

  • 6. nadia  |  December 8, 2008 at 8:51 am

    Eid Mubarak, sweetheart!

    ~ Khair Mubarak to you too, sweetheart.

  • 7. Maryke  |  May 11, 2010 at 4:52 am

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