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Goats ready to be sacrificed tomorrow for Eid Al Adha in India



Everywhere in India the goats market on roadside seen in full stock while no cows were seen. It’s important to respect the sentiments of the Hindu brothers. And so the cows in India are not sold for sacrifice.

The goats are priced between Rs 7000 to Rs 15000 and more depending upon their weights. Muslims are concerned over the health of the animals. They do check whether anything like ears are cut or animal is injured. If they find any injury then it will not be sacrificed.

The sacrifice of goats need certain Islamic rules. Firstly to ensure the goat (Male) is healthy and of at least one year old and their throat should be cut by saying Bismillah- hi- Allahu Akbar. A feeling of attachment with the goat needed to be from inside before sacrificing it. Every Muslim, who sacrifices the goats should first think that their meat should be distributed among the poor.

Meat of Goats For Poor

Poor people are the first priority for the Muslims, who sacrifice goats to be used later for eating. Meat of the goats should benefit the poor people as they can’t afford to buy the goat meat from butcher shops. In India people are pushed not to sacrifice cows because the Hindus worship the cows. However, every Muslim should pray the Eid Ul Adha prayer and then sacrifice the animals. Peace loving animals like goats, cows, camels are allowed for sacrifice.

It’s the Eid of sacrifice and so Muslims need to distribute the meat to the poor. This would be the opportunity for many poor people to get benefited. Even butchers and outer skin dealers also get benefited. You’ll find many part time Hindu butchers will be on duty to earn money. Moreover, many Hindus also do servicing of the legs and head of the goats. Servicing here means they burn the legs and head, and cut and clean it for Nahari. Nahari is the soup made out of the inner skin of the legs and head with bones.

Khalid M Raza

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