The leaders including AIMPLB President Maulana Rabey Hasni Nadvi, JIH President Maulana Jalaluddin Umri, JUH President Maulana Mahmood Madani and Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawwad Naqvi have suggested forming a committee of elders in every area to ensure the “process of qurbani passes off smoothly under their supervision”. Eid-al-Azha or Baqrid is around the corner and is scheduled to be celebrated on September 2 across India. This time, there are a number of prominent Muslim organisations and leaders who have urged the followers of Islam to avoid offering animal sacrifice on roads, maintain hygiene, exercise restraint and not give a reason to people of other communities to complain.
However, they have exhorted the Muslims to perform “qurbani” (animal sacrifice) notwithstanding the difficulties arising out of “a particular situation” as it is an important “sunnah” (tradition of the Holy Prophet).
“Do not offer the qurbani on the roads, footpath and pathways, rather perform it in open spaces. Kindly ensure the highest level of cleanliness and hygiene,” the joint statement, issued by Jamate-e-Islami Hind (JIH), Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind (JUH), All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat and All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) and Markazi Jamiat Ahle Hadees, read.
“Do not give a chance by your actions and behaviour for any kind of complaint to your neighbours especially those belonging to other faiths. You should not allow relations to become strained and must exercise maximum self-restraint. You should not take the law in your hands under any circumstances,” it said.
All these measures and statements issued are commendable by JIH and others bodies and ensures that this Eid is going to be full of mubarakbaads.