Eid-el-Kabir: Cleric Advises Muslims Against Hoarding Sallah Meat
Chief Imam of Uthman Bn Affan Mosque in Ilorin, Kwara state, Malam Yusuf Al-Fulani, has advised muslims against hoarding Sallah meat, saying Islam encourages sharing of the meat with friends and family.
Giving the advice during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, Al-Fulani explained that Muslims must follow all the injunctions and guidance of the religion, even on matters of Eid celebration.
Muslims are enjoined to share their Sallah rams with neighbours, visitors and indigents around them. Those who hoard Sallah meat in their fridge and refuse to share it, are not following the injunctions of the religion.
He explained that Sallah rams should be sacrificed for the sake of Allah and not for show off, stressing;
Those who buy rams for show off and not for the sake of Allah, will have their rewards accordingly.
Al-Fulani noted that all intentions must be strictly for the sake of Allah and not to show off, explaining that the meat must the divided into three portions, and that one was meant for neighbours irrespective of their religious inclination.
Further speaking on how Sallah food should be share, he added that the second portion should go to the family, while the third was to be prepared for guests that might come to wish the family well during the festivity.
The cleric further advised that only healthy animals should be slaughtered for Eid-el Kabir, and not deformed animals like the ones with one eye, split ears or any kind of deformity.