Almost all livestock for Korban sold to worshippers ahead of Hari Raya Haji

Almost all the livestock brought into Singapore for Korban, which will take place on Hari Raya Haji.
Almost all the livestock brought into Singapore for Korban, which will take place on Hari Raya Haji.PHOTO: WAK TANJONG MOSQUE

SINGAPORE - Almost all the 3,700 livestock to be imported for the annual Islamic sacrificial ritual of Korban, which takes place on Hari Raya Haji in two weeks, have been sold.

In a statement on Monday (Sept 7), the Singapore Mosques Korban Committee (JKMS) said only 315 lambs from Ireland are still available for purchase.

Those interested in performing the Korban are encouraged to make immediate payment for the lambs, which cost $570 each, at seven mosques - the Assyafaah, Ahmad Ibrahim, Hang Jebat, An-Nahdhah, Omar Salamah, Malabar and Jamiyah Ar-Rabitah mosques.

So far, a total of 1,385 Irish lambs and 2,000 sheep from Australia have also been sold for the Korban.

As part of the Korban ritual, the livestock will be slaughtered and the meat distributed to worshippers and the needy.