3,700 Australian sheep for korban ritual at 26 mosques during Hari Raya Haji in 2018

A file photo taken on Sept 12, 2016, shows people queueing for korban meat at En-Naeem Mosque during Hari Raya Haji.
A file photo taken on Sept 12, 2016, shows people queueing for korban meat at En-Naeem Mosque during Hari Raya Haji.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - A total of 3,700 Australian sheep will be available for this year's korban ritual at 26 mosques, the Singapore Mosques Korban Committee announced on Monday (July 2) in a statement.

The price of each sheep for the Islamic ritual sacrifice is $485, which is the same as in 2017. The number of sheep also remains the same as last year.

Registration for this year's korban is open from Tuesday to Aug 8, while stocks last.

Korban is a ritual performed on Hari Raya Haji and commemorates Prophet Ibrahim's obedience to God because of his willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail.

Hari Raya Haji falls on Aug 22 this year.

Meat from the slaughter is given to worshippers and the needy.

The committee said it has been working with the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority to source livestock that meet the highest criteria of Singapore's food safety, animal health and veterinary public health standards.

Members of the public who would like to perform korban can register at the 26 mosques.

For more information, visit http://www.bigfoot-groups.com/korban2018