Chitral — As Eid ul Azha? or Eid e Qurban (festival of sacrifice) draws near, thousands and thousands of sheep, goats, cows, bulls, camels etc are being bought by Muslims for the purpose of slaughtering them on Eid day in accordance with the obligatory ritual for all muslims who can afford to buy the animal for the purpose.
There are two ways of performing the ritual, first, each earning person slaughters a smaller animal like a goat or sheep or a number of people pool in and sacrifice a bigger animal like a cow, bull, buffalo or camel. The later appears a more practical and viable option in present day scenario.
Every locality should contribute to buy a large bull or camel and feed it for a month collectively and sacrifice it on Eid day. This way the ritual obligation would be fulfilled, while less animals would be slaughtered. As Muslims, we are obliged to perform rituals which are mandatory but doing so in a more practical and permissible manner is what needs to be looked into and encouraged. — CN viewpoint, 03 Sep 2016.
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One of the best and most informative article for all those readers who don’t know about Muslims religions (festival of sacrifice) Eid e Qurban not in detailed but they understand the whole purpose about Qurbani the world wide Muslims do every year’s. In the current situation of Covid-19 many foundations and local charities, support give Qurbani online support as well.
Specially during these pandemic days the government should slaughter one big animal at each district headquarter to fulfill the symbolic collective qurbani ritual on behalf of the people of the district. Those who want to ‘sacrifice’ more should give the money to the hard hit Corona pandemic affectees.