There are many misconceptions associated with the Eid sacrifice and as a result many animals are needlessly slaughtered during Eid, causing insurmountable waste. Is the sacrifice of Eid Al Adha not an integral part of the celebration of this festival though? How can vegan Muslims celebrate Eid Al Adha? Khaled Abou El Fadl answers these questions in this fatwa.
While the zakat due in the udhiyah remains obligatory, the consumption and providing of meat is not. In other words, one may slaughter and donate meat; one may pay for the slaughter and donation of meat; or one may simply donate the amount of money due directly to needy families for the recipients to spend it as they deem fit.Dr Khaled Abou El Fadl