SINGAPORE - A total of 3,700 Australian sheep will be available for this year's korban ritual at 25 mosques, the Singapore Mosques Korban Committee announced on Monday (July 10).
The price of each sheep for the Islamic ritual sacrifice is $485, which is $5 lower than last year.
Last year, 1,800 Australian sheep and 1,700 Irish lambs were sacrificed.
Registration for this year's korban is open from Tuesday (July 11) to Aug 15, while stocks last.
Korban is a ritual observed on Hari Raya Haji, to commemorate the Prophet Ibrahim's obedience to God because of his willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail.
Meat from the slaughter is typically given to worshippers and the needy.
Hari Raya Haji falls on Sept 1 this year.
In a statement to the media, the committee said it has been working with the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) to find sources of 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 25 mosques:
Masjid Omar Salmah
Masjid Jamae Chulia
Masjid Jamiyah Ar-Rabitah
Masjid Darul Aman
Masjid Kampung Siglap
Masjid Tentera Di-Raja
Masjid Hang Jebat
Masjid Alkaff Kg Melayu
Masjid Haji Yusoff
Masjid Darul Makmur
Masjid Petempatan Melayu Sembawang
Masjid Ahmad Ibrahim