Mandela embraces the Qurbani

There were scenes of joy at Mvezo, the mountainous birthplace of Nelson Mandela and the court of the area’s chiefs, when 10 cows were slaughtered as part of the Islamic Eid ul-Adha festival. The festival remembers Abraham’s sacrifice when his son was replaced by a ram. Called Qurbani, the meat[…]

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Awqaf Qurbani goes to the Royal House of Mandela

Awqaf South Africa, in partnership with Turkish NGO Diyanet Vakfi, will be performing Qurbani in six neighbouring states, thirteen underprivileged communities across Southern Africa and at Mvezo, the Royal House of Mandela in Mthatha. Qurbani, an annual devotional sacrifice of livestock whose meat is distributed to the poor, symbolises an[…]

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Pleas for Qurbani to be conducted humanely

While hujaaj prepare for the official start of the Hajj pilgrimage, Muslims in South Africa and around the world prepare for Eid al-Adha, or the “Eid of sacrifice”. Muslims across the globe will mark Eid al-Adha by slaughtering animals as an act of sacrifice. However, for those with questions surrounding[…]

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Only use experienced slaughterers for home Qurbani: SPCA

Qurbani farms in the Western Cape will be experiencing an increase in traffic over the coming days as Muslims prepare for the annual religious celebration of Eid-ul-adha (Eid of Sacrifice). Qurbani rituals will commence from Tuesday 21st August and thousands of livestock will be slaughtered over the coming week. The[…]

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Awqaf to host Qurbani with emerging communities

With Eid al-Adha around the corner, many Muslims are preparing for Qurbani preparations. Yet there are still quite a few people that are not fortunate enough to be part of the sacrificing ritual. In a bid to ensure that all less fortunate communities will benefit on the day, Awqaf SA[…]

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Muslims must adhere to the Islamic norms of qurban

As Eid Al-Adha approaches, many animal rights groups have called to the fore the treatment of animals at slaughter houses during the qurban (sacrifice) period. In 2015, the Cape of Good Hope Speak, Protect and Care for Animals (SPCA) raised concern over the treatment of animals in conducting the Islamic[…]

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SPCA shocked by treatment of animals during qurbani

There are some that knowingly and deliberately flout the law when engaging in the practice of animal slaughter on Eid al-Adha, the SPCA in the Western Cape has alleged. Muslim’s annually engage in a ritualistic slaughtering of livestock on the day of Eid, and are required to adhere to specific[…]

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