ls offering qurbani mandatory in the Corona virus scare? Doing this might expose more people to this virus. Please give your informed opinion on this issue.
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We believe this is a medical issue and not a religious one as such. In this situation, the directions of the local authorities and medical experts should be followed. In any case, Qurbani (sacrifice), even though an important worship ritual, is a Nafl (supererogatory) ibaadah. If the authorities allow for it to be performed, then one must follow all the precautionary measures.