Ajmer Sharif Dargah head 'voluntarily' gives up beef, urges everyone to support cow slaughter ban

Khwaja Chishti strived for communal harmony and we should respect that, says Dargah's spiritual head

Extending his support towards the nation-wide ban on cow slaughter, the spiritual head of Ajmer Sharif Dargah has announced that he and his family are voluntarily giving up beef. He also strongly urged to other Muslim leaders to support the nation-wide cow slaughter ban as he thinks that this is the root of detestation between the Hindu and Muslim community.

Dewan Syed Zainul Abedin, the Spiritual Head of Ajmer Dargah (Sajjadanashin), who is from the 22nd generation of acclaimed Sufi mystic Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, has also called fro an end to exercise Triple Talaq. He termed it as the violation of Islamic philosophy of law.

While addressing the spiritual heads, Sufi saints and other religious heads on the occasion of 805th annual Urs of Khwaja Chisti, Syed Abedin said,”We have been living in harmony with our brothers and sisters for a very long time. But our beef eating habits have hurt their sentiments. Thus, it’s our duty that we should stop eating meat of any bovine species. Khwaja Chishti strived for communal harmony and we should respect that.”

Praising the recently passed animal preservation bill by Gujarat assembly which penalises anyone who is found in possession of beef, Abedin said that such legislations should be implemented across all the states. Abedin’s statement came days after the newly elected Chief Minister of Uttara Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath dealt with all the illegal slaughter houses across the state.

While in Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister Raman Singh had initiated a controversy by saying that those who kill cows would be “hanged” in his state.