A Muslim scholar, Jimoh Abdulwahab has advised adherents against slaughtering deformed animals for Sallah.

Abdulwahab of Nurulhudda Islamic Centre, who gave the advice in Ilorin, Oyo said only healthy animals free of any deformity and blemish can be used for Sallah.

The scholar also said that animals that had broken horns were not allowed, adding that the animals recommended must be healthy. According to Abdulwahab, animals recommended for Sallah included rams, camels, cow, goats and sheep.

He also said that it was forbidden to slaughter animals in the night, in order to avoid slaughtering them improperly, adding that underage and non-knowledgeable persons were not allowed to slaughter Sallah rams.

Abdulwahab advised that the meat should be divided into three portions, one portion for the family, the second portion for people visiting and the third for people who were unable to slaughter animals for Sallah. He called on Muslim faithful to also extend the Sallah meat to adherents of other religions to demonstrate goodwill and brotherhood.