3,700 sheep for korban at 26 mosques this year

An Australian sheep, which costs $485 for the Islamic ritual sacrifice this year.
An Australian sheep, which costs $485 for the Islamic ritual sacrifice this year. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

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 yesterday in a statement.

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

Registration for this year's korban is open from today 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.

This year's Hari Raya Haji falls on Aug 22.

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. Visit http://www.bigfoot-groups.com/korban2018 for more information.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 03, 2018, with the headline '3,700 sheep for korban at 26 mosques this year'. Print Edition | Subscribe