Eid al-Adha

Afghan gov’t, Taliban agree Eid al-Adha ceasefire

The Taliban has announced a three-day ceasefire in Afghanistan during the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha starting on Friday. The move, announced on Tuesday, could signal the start of the long-delayed peace talks after President Ashraf Ghani signalled negotiations with the Taliban could start next week. The Taliban proposed the[…]

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SPCA: Farmers continue to violate qurbaan regulations

While Eid al-Adha celebrations come to a close, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) has indicated that the qurbaan process remains a concern. Following last year’s inspections, in which at least 15 warnings were given to farm owners, the SPCA has this year increased its presence[…]

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SPCA to inspect farms in preparation for qurban

Over the past year, the issue of qurbani has garnered much attention following farm inspections conducted by the SPEAKS FOR, PROTECTS AND CARES FOR ANIMALS (SPCA) of the Cape of Good Hope. The organisation during the 2015 qurbani period inspected a number of farms where it witnessed that those conducting[…]

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Qurbani operation accused of mistreatment

Eid al-Adha, the Muslim Feast of sacrifice, is a significant holiday for Muslims across the world. An integral part of the feast is the ritual sacrifice of livestock, and although the Qur’an has strict restrictions and guidelines on the slaughter of these animals, reports of violations often pop up. Athlone[…]

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Qurbani for contemporary Muslims

With Eid al Adha this weekend many Muslims will be participating in the ritual of qurbani (festival of sacrifice). For those wanting to make this spiritual connection through sacrifice but without the hassle of slaughtering at home, there are a number of farms to visit. The Qurbaan Farm is a[…]

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‘Qurbani with kindness and care’

With Muslims across the globe preparing themselves for the religious practice of Qurbani over Eid al-Adha celebrations this weekend, Islamic scholars and animal rights activists, have appealed for slaughtering to be conducted with ‘kindness and mercy for the animal’. In an in-depth discussion on the conditions of Qurbani on Tuesday[…]

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