All livestock for Korban sold; organising committee chairman thanks community for support

Sheep are offered for Korban, a sacrificial ritual during Hari Raya Haji.
Sheep are offered for Korban, a sacrificial ritual during Hari Raya Haji.PHOTO: WAK TANJONG MOSQUE

SINGAPORE - All 3,700 livestock to be imported for the annual Islamic sacrificial ritual of Korban have been sold, the Singapore Mosques Korban Committee announced on Thursday (Sept 17).

The livestock consist of sheep from Australia and lamb from Ireland.

The Korban takes place on Hari Raya Haji on Sept 24.

In a statement, the committee thanked members of the community "for their unwavering support towards Korban 2015".

Said JKMS chairman Rashid Ramli: "We thank the community for the continuous support in ensuring that the syiar (religious observance) of Islam continues in Singapore. Sales of livestock this year have been overwhelming.

"Preparations at all participating mosques are on track and the committee seek the blessings and prayers of the community that Korban rites will proceed smoothly."