The Assam Kaziranga University

On the eve of Eid al-Adha, the Assam State Jamiat Ulama has urged all Muslims not to sacrifice cows.

“Qurbani is an essential duty for Muslims who can afford the ritual, and tradition allows for the sacrifice of animals such as camels, goats, buffaloes, lambs, and cows. However, India is a country of people of diverse communities, ethnic groups and religions. Most inhabitants of India profess the Sanatan faith, which treats the cow as a holy object,” the Jamiat Ulama said in a statement.

“..The Darul Ulooma had said that there is no mention in scripture that the sacrifice of cows is mandatory. Since the emotions of the majority of people are associated with the cow, therefore, Darul Uloom had suggested the use of other animals for the ritual sacrifice,” the statement further added.

In addition, Badruddin Ajmal, Lok Sabha MP and President of the State Jamiat Ulama, urged fellow Muslims to substitute other animals for sacrifice, instead of cows.

“Do not sacrifice cows this Eid. Muslims should not do things that hurt Hindus,” he said.

This year the celebrations for Eid al-Adha will begin on July 10, Sunday.

The Assam Kaziranga University