Guwahati: The President of All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) – Badruddin Ajmal urged with the Muslim community not to sacrifice cows during the upcoming Eid-ul-Adha on July 10.
“Performing Qurbani is a mandatory duty for Muslims who can afford the ritual and tradition permits sacrificing of animals like camels, goats, buffaloes, sheep and cows”, said Ajmal.
Though, the India is home to individuals from many different communities, ethnic groups and religions. The Sanatan faith, which worships the cow as a holy symbol, is practised by the majority of Indians, he added.
He further stated that, most of the people in this nation believe cow as a mother. Earlier on 2008, as a result, Darul Uloom Deoband, the country’s largest Islamic academic institute had issued an appeal to avoid sacrificing cows on Eid-ul-Adha/
Therefore, Darul Uloom had recommended using other animals for the ritual sacrifice because the majority of people relate the cow with their emotions, according to Ajmal.
He requested the Muslim community to offer the sacrifice using different animals in order to fulfil the religious obligation and avoid hurting the sentiments of others.