Chairperson Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Mufti Muneebur Rehman asks people to avoid taking children and families to the cattle markets as the coronavirus pandemic is still out there.
Mufti Muneebur Rehman announced the SOPs that should be followed by the buyers and sellers both at the cattle markets. SOPs have been decided by the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee after consulting the Sindh Ministers Nasir Shah and Saeed Ghani.
As per the SOPs; all the markets will be set up on open land or grounds away from the city.
All animals should be showered with disinfectant sprays.
The ages of all the animals should be according to the Islamic requirements. Camels should be of at least 5 years, goats should be of at least 1 year and cows should be minimum 9 years old.
The government is going to be responsible for picking up the waste material as quickly as possible.
Those animals which are sick should not be sold.
The area where the animals have been sacrificed should be cleaned immediately.
SOPs also encourages collective sacrifice.
No one is allowed to treat cattle markets as a picnic point. A limited number of people will be allowed to visit the markets. Also, children should not be taken to the markets at any cost.
Nobody is allowed to exhibit their animals. People are asked not to take their animals out on the streets for a walk.
While visiting the cattle markets, all buyers and sellers should maintain social distance and wear masks.
According to Mufti Muneebur Rehman says that sacrifice is a kind of worship and only giving away money to charity organizations is not enough. He says if you are giving money then give it to such an organization that sacrifices animals.
Eid-ul-Azha is celebrated all over the world by the Muslims in the honor of the sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim (AS). All the Muslims slaughter animals and distribute the meat among the poor and the relatives.