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Offline Mubashir

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Sacrifice at Makkah during Hajj only or all over the world?
« on: September 07, 2015, 03:23:15 PM »
22:34 [Asad]... And [thus it is:] unto every community [that has ever believed in Us] have We appointed [sacrifice as] an act of worship, so that they might extol the name of God over whatever heads of cattle He may have provided for them [to this end]. And (always bear in mind:) your God is the One and Only God: hence, surrender yourselves unto Him. And give thou the glad tiding [of God’s acceptance] unto all who are humble –...":

Question: If we accept the usual translation, then we find that all communities don't observe animal sacrifice as an act of worship. Hindus don't eat meat at all. Perhaps the Buddhists don't either. Jews and Christians slaughter meat for consumption but not as a sacrificial rite. The Bible, however does speak of a rite of sacrifice at the Jewish temple, which has been suspended because the temple does not exists and needs to be rebuilt.

In view of the above, can we assume "every community" here means different ethnic communities who assemble for Hajj ? Most Muslims believe in sacrificing animals all over the world. Not sure if they do it in the memory of Abraham and his son or to join with the Hajjis who successfully and thankfully complete Hajj.

Kindly comment. Thanks.

Offline Sardar Miyan

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Re: Sacrifice at Makkah during Hajj only or all over the world?
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2015, 09:05:21 PM »
The Turth Seeker or Bro Josph may kindly answer to this query
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