Deoband:  Mohtamim Mufti Maulana Abul Qasim Nomani of Darul Uloom said that owing to legal ban on cow sacrifices, Muslims should avoid it but in the states where there is no such ban they can sacrifice cows. Although, he clarified that it is only his personnel view and not a fatwa.

“Eid festival should be celebrated with unity and brotherhood and one should not do anything which can hurt people of another religion. Other animals can be sacrificed to retain amicability,” said Mohtamim.

“Darul Uloom publishes a book called Eid ul zuha every year on the occasion of Eid, which contains all information regarding sacrifices,” he said.