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Sacrifice guidelines set out for UK's Muslim community
by Aaron McDonald
Demand for sheep meat in the UK is set to see a significant increase in sales during the end of September when the Islamic festival of Eid-al-Adha falls.
The celebration also signifies the end of the Hajj pilgrimage – where members of the Islamic faith gather at Mecca – and is when the lamb sacrifice is carried out as part of the festival.
However, there is concern that not all of the lamb sacrifices, known as Qurbani, are carried out in the correct manner here in the UK according to shari'ah law.
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