I'm sure vegetarian Muslims find an alternative. Makes me wonder if the original word is properly translated "meat" in the modern sense or "meat" in the older English sense of "food".
‘I had forbidden you to eat from the sacrificial meat for more than three days so that those who could afford it could give to those who are poor, but now you can eat as you wish, feed others from it, and preserve some.’”
and a news item from last fall:
Al-Islam-Group-to-distribute- sacrificial-meat-in-three- countries/ :
"Udhiyah or Qurbani is an Islamic practice in which the affluent share their good fortune with the less fortunate. On the occasion of Eid Al-Adha, by sacrificing animals, wealthy Muslims all over the world perform this Islamic duty in commemoration of Prophet Ibrahim's (peace be upon him) readiness to sacrifice his son Ismail (may God be pleased with him)."
Monday, July 18, 2011
sharing sacrificial meat with the poor
Bill Colsher wrote me: