On the eve of Eid-ul-Azha,leading Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband on Sunday appealed to Muslims to avoid cow slaughter in states where it has been banned to respect the sentiments of Hindus.
Vice-Chancellor of the Darul Uloom,Maulana Abul Kasim Naumani said,As a mark of respect for the feelings of Hindus,the seminary has asked Muslims to avoid cow slaughter in the states where government has banned it on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha tomorrow.
A book has been brought out by the seminary on the concept of qurbani (sacrifice) associated with the festival and this appeal has been made in it,he said.
The Maulana clarified that the appeal was meant for Muslims in states which have banned cow slaughter.
He also asked Muslims to cooperate with the municipal authorities as part of a cleanliness drive during the festival.
Meanwhile,the Darul Uloom Deoband also advised Muslims against celebrating birthdays,contending in a fatwa that Islam does not permit such a practice which is a tradition of western countries.
Responding to a query of an AMU student,the fatwa department of the countrys biggest Islamic seminary said that Islam does not permit such celebrations as they are against the Shariat law.
The query was made in reference to the birthday celebration of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan,the founder of the Aligarh Muslim University.
Muslims should not follow the tradition of western culture of celebrating birthdays as it against the Shariat law, the Vice-Chancellor of Darul Uloom Deoband said here on Sunday.
Naumani added that even the Islamic seminary does not celebrate the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammed,the founder of the religion.