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Muslims in the regions gave their recommendations for the celebration of Eid al-Adha

Muslims in the Russian Federation regions are recommended not to visit mass events during the celebration of Eid al-Adha, the statement said the Council of Ulema of the Spiritual Assembly of Russian Muslims (DSMR) published on the website of the organization.

The feast of the sacrifice Eid al-Adha (Turkic), or ID al-Adha (Arabic) is one of the main festivals of the Muslims. It is celebrated on the tenth day of Dhul-Hijjah of the Islamic lunar calendar and lasts three days. Every year the date of the holiday changes, in 2020, Eid al-Adha begins on July 31.

In DSMR noted that, as a rule, believers on Eid al-Adha is a sacrifice – "the slaughter of animals for the sake of Allah is that which is done in memory of the sacrifice of our father Abraham", a festive prayer, visiting the cemetery, home to invite guests, treat loved ones and charity.

"In regions with acute epidemiological situation it is strongly recommended to refrain from visiting mass events with a festive prayer. Imams to conduct outreach to Muslims explaining the importance of making nafil-prayer and additional prayers at home, as well as the organization food for the holiday table in the family", - stated in the message.

In Moscow, the restrictions imposed on mass events, so festive prayer in the capital will take place only on the premises of the mosques and houses of worship "and other objects of structural subdivisions of the mufti with permission for religious activities."

Also, the Ulema Council drew attention to the order of slaughter (sacrifice).

"In connection with the exception of transportation (girder) live sacrificial animals, their physical purchase, sale and slaughter in the city, according to the current legislation and the decision of the Muslim religious organizations are not allowed. Since Eid al-Adha teaches kindness and compassion for believers it is very important to the animal as little as possible pain before death," - said in DSMR.

Self sacrifice can be made in the period "after the end of the festive prayer in the Day of Slaughter and before sunset the last day of the at-Tashrik". Otherwise the sacrifice is invalid as Kurban and "will have the status of customary permitted to eat meat."

Also reminded that Islam prescribes eat the sacrificial meat is not only himself, but also "to give people and give in charity".

"The sacrifice of Eid al-Adha is an act of worship that Muslims perform with their property, which allows through donations to show their generosity, virtue and piety," concluded the Council of the Ulema.