The Darul Ifta (edict issuing centre) of the Jamia Nizamia Islamic seminary here in a fatwa issued stated that if a Muslim was unable to sacrifice animal on Eid ul Adha (Bakrid) in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, an equal amount of money could be donated to the poor.
A person from the city had sought the opinion of the Islamic seminary in view of the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic in the city. As a religious practice, the Muslims sacrifice cattle including sheep, goat, bull and camel during Bakrid.
The fatwa says in view of the prevailing situation due to Covid-19, Muslims, instead of sacrificing the animal and distributing the sacrificial meat, can give money to people including relatives, poor people or students pursuing Islamic education in seminaries. The act of distributing the amount in the present situation will be considered equivalent to sacrificing any animal, it said.