The Caucasian Muslims Office (CMO) Gazi Council has made recommendations on Eid al-Adha.
Report was told in the press service of the CMO that slaughtering a sheep in Eid al-Adha is mainly important for the people performing Hajj pilgrimage. Slaughtering by the rich at other places is welcomed. Distribution of sacrificial meat to the poor and needy families is a great deed.
Sacrificed animal should be healthy and fat. Ill, lean and defective animals shouldn't be slaughtered as a sacrifice. Sacrificed animal may be sheep, goats, bulls, cows and camels. These animals should reach a certain age. Goats and sheep should be one year, bulls, cows over one or two years, camel five years.
Reading a prayer while slaughtering or to say 'Bismillаhi vallаhu akbar' is recommended.
This year Eid al-Adha coincides with September 12 in Azerbaijan.
Eid prayer will be offered in Azerbaijani mosques on that day. Our state has officially announced two non-working days - September 12-13 due to the holiday.