Most UK Muslims are buying sheep for the annual Islamic Qurbani ritual sacrifice overseas, and the UK is missing out on a big opportunity, according to a halal meat expert.

Qurbani, which is obligated of Muslims, is the sacrifice of an animal for Eid-ul Adhaa, with the meat to be distributed to the poor.

Hazrat Allama Pir Faiz-ul-Aqtab Siddiqi, principal of the Hijaz College, national convenor of the Muslim Action Committee (MAC) and secretary general of the International Muslims Organisation has determined that sheep for Qurbani must be over a year of age at time of slaughter. This is backed up by the principle of Fiqh, or 'Islamic Jurisprudence'

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