By Ajnadin Mustafa.
Tripoli, 18 September 2015:
With the approach of Eid Al-Adha holidays, Libya’s Dar . . .[restrict]Al-Ifta is discouraging people from slaughtering of animals this year, “in solidarity with the displaced and refugees who cannot afford the ritual.”
“There is neither blame nor embarrassment for those who abstain from the slaughtering this year,” says the Dar Al-Ifta, the Fatwa organisation run by Sheikh Sadek Al-Ghariani.
Instead, the Tripoli-based body has called on all Libyans to be “hospitable and respectful of those displaced from their homes in Benghazi and other areas.”
Moreover, it has asked the authorities in the capital to pay more attention to internally-displaced people and make helping them a priority.
For Libyans, Eid Al-Adha (the Feast of the Sacrifice) is an important religious occasion, in which families sometimes slaughter a sheep for the holiday.
Muslim authorities have already declared that next Thursday, 24 September will be the first day of Eid celebrations.