Suara.com – In Indonesia, the animal for Eid al-Adha sacrifice is synonymous with cows and goats. The cow is used for the sacrifice of seven people while the goat is for the individual. The requirements for sacrificial animals for cows and goats are actually not just fat, but also the age factor of the animal and other readiness.
Professor Dr. KH. Abustany Ilyas MA as the representative of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) explained the list of general requirements for sacrificial animals that are suitable for sacrifice as follows.
1. Animals are old enough according to their type, namely goats at least one year old and cows at least two years old.
2. The animal’s eyes are not blind
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3. The animal’s horn is not clipped
4. Not sick
5. Not limping his feet
6. The tail is intact and not cut or torn
7. Not thin (fat, adequate nutrition, fit)
8. His skin is not overgrown with scabies or other skin diseases
9. The animal is neither pregnant nor lactating
Slaughter of sacrificial animals is done on the holiday of Idul Adha 2023, 10 Dzulhijah 1444 H which falls on 28 or 29 June 2023 or three consecutive days after that which is also called Hari Tasyrik. Tasyrik Day is commemorated every 11 – 13 Dhul Hijjah.
The story of Prophet Ibrahim and Ishmael
Sacrificing for Muslims cannot be separated from the exemplary story of Prophet Ibrahim As and the son of Prophet Ismail As. It has become a very popular story among Muslims that the celebration of Eid al-Adha is the same as imitating the story of Prophet Abraham who slaughtered his own son, namely Prophet Ismail because of Allah’s command.
The command was obtained by the Prophet Abraham through a dream. As a prophet tasked with spreading the teachings of Allah, Ibrahim really believed in his dream. He had to sacrifice the son he loved so much.
In this dream, Prophet Ibrahim saw himself slaughtering his own son, Prophet Ismail. This dream certainly made Prophet Ibrahim upset because he had to sacrifice his own son. Would he as a father have the heart to kill his own son?
However, his obedience to Allah Swt. greater than the love for Prophet Ismail. This made Prophet Ibrahim dare to convey what was in his dream at that time. Having the same piety as the father,
Prophet Ismil without hesitation agreed and agreed with what his father had told him. He believed his father’s dream came from Allah SWT. Ismail at that time voluntarily accepted Allah’s command which was conveyed through his father’s intermediary.
In the midst of the efforts made by Prophet Ibrahim suddenly the angel Gabriel came over to the two of them to exchange Prophet Ismail for livestock. This event is commemorated every year by Muslims as Eid al-Adha by slaughtering sacrificial animals.
These are the conditions for the sacrifice of cows and goats for the Eid al-Adha moment.
Contributors : Nadia Lutfiana Mawarni
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