KH Naqvi, General Secretary, United Shia Movement
KH Naqvi, General Secretary, United Shia Movement

United Shia Movement appeals against animal sacrifice on Bakrid

ANI | Updated: Aug 05, 2019 10:35 IST

Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Aug 5 (ANI): Ahead of Eid al-Adha commonly known as Bakrid or "festival of sacrifice", the United Shia Movement has urged people to not sacrifice animals on August 12, which falls on the last Monday of Sawan.
"Eid al-Adha is on August 12. Last somvar (Monday) of sawan also falls on same day, there are many people who go to temples. So, we have appealed to people to not conduct animal sacrifice on August 12 and only do namaaz. Sacrifice can be done next day," said KH Naqvi, General Secretary, United Shia Movement.
Earlier Imam Maulana Khalid Rasheed Firangi Mahali, member of All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) had requested Muslims to sacrifice only those animals, whose slaughter is permitted by the government.
"I appeal to all Muslims that on Eid al-Adha, like every year, this year too, the life of only those animals should be sacrificed on which there is no prohibition by government," said, Imam Maulana Khalid Rasheed Firangi Mahali
He also appealed to Muslims to not to sacrifice animals on roads and not click photos and upload photos of animal sacrifices on social media.
Traditionally, the festival of Eid al-Adha is celebrated two days after the beginning of the Hajj pilgrimage. The starting date of this festival depends on the sighting of the new crescent moon. It begins on the 10th day of one of the holiest months of the Islam calendar. (ANI)