In Kyrgyzstan: Laws to curb extravagance

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BISHKEK - "Businessmen and officials have big-show funerals, and the Shariah [Islamic law] does not condone that," said Mufti Rakhmatylo Eghemberdiev, head of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Kyrgyzstan.

"According to Shariah, wastefulness is a sin: Allah forbade it. Besides the stress after a relative's death, people are also faced with the stress of how to afford horses to slaughter."

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