YESS!! Korban 2023 registration for Singapore has begun for Hari Raya 2023, and we are here to answer all your questions and give you the information you need for your decisions!
But before that, here’s a quick run down on Korban and Hari Raya Haji:
Why do Muslims do Korban?
Muslims perform the ritual of Korban, or Eid al-Adha sacrifice, as a religious obligation and an act of devotion to Allah. This practice is deeply rooted in the story of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) and his willingness to sacrifice his son as a test of faith. Allah, in His mercy, substituted a ram instead of Prophet Ibrahim's son.
Korban serves as a reminder of the unwavering faith, obedience, and willingness to make sacrifices for the sake of Allah. It symbolises the essence of submission and gratitude towards Allah's blessings and provisions. Muslims also perform Korban to share in the blessings and abundance of Eid, as the meat from the sacrificed animal is distributed among family, friends, and the less fortunate, fostering a sense of unity, compassion, and charity within the community.
What is Hari Raya Haji?
Hari Raya Haji, also known as Aidiladha or Eid Al-Adha, is one of the most significant days in the Islamic year! On this date, we commemorate the feeling of togetherness and sacrifice. But that's not all! There are many things about this special date that not many people (even us Muslims!) may know about. So sit tight as we answer some of the questions you've probably always wondered about Hari Raya Haji!
P.S. Wondering more about Hari Raya Haji? Check out this article here!
Who can you do Korban for?
- If you have the financial means, you can do it for your family and kids!
Why do you perform Korban ?
- It reflects the willingness to submit to His will and follow the example of Prophet Ibrahim's unwavering obedience.
- It also acts as a Remembrance of Prophet Ibrahim and the story of his devotion to Allah. It serves as a reminder of his exemplary faith, trust, and willingness to sacrifice for the sake of Allah SWT. It also encourages us to donate to charity and remain close to our family!
TLDR on Korban:
- Performed within the 10-13 Zulhijjah each year
- Who performs it: Muslims
- What animal can you use to Korban: Camel, Cow, Sheep, Goat (the list is not exhaustive)
- Sunnah: Raw meat to be distributed to family members, neighbours, friends. The Portions are 1/3 own consumption, 1/3 neighbours & friends, 1/3 needy & poor!
Korban 2023 Singapore
As the news has spread, Korban registration will begin on Wednesday, May 24th and continue until June 26th.
This year's ritual will once again involve the sacrifice of sheep in Australia. After the sacrifice, the meat will be chilled and transported to the designated locations.
The SalamSG Korban sub-committee announced that fifty-two mosques would offer overseas Korban services. Each Korban sheep will range between $360 and $380, depending on the mosque you book from.
Individuals who wish to perform the korban can choose between physical registration at one of the 52 participating mosques or online registration at SalamSG. The website also provides a complete list of mosques in this year's Korban services.
Allocation of slots for the Korban services will be done on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration process will close on June 26th.
Sohibul Korban will donate the korban meat, shared with Zakat beneficiaries, migrant transient workers, and other underserved groups and families. By performing the korban, you will uphold the values of compassion and generosity in Islam and spread blessings to the wider community.
How to book online?
To register for the korban ritual, please follow the steps below:
- Go to https://korban.ourmasjid.sg/ in your web browser.
- On the website, select your preferred masjid from the list provided. Choose the masjid where you would like to perform the korban.
- Indicate the number of sheep you would like to sacrifice. Please note that each transaction is limited to a maximum of 2 sheep.
- Fill up the required particulars with your contact information. Make sure to provide accurate details so that the mosque can reach out to you.
- Proceed to make the payment online. You can choose from various payment options such as PayNow, Debit Card, Credit Card, Apple Pay, or GooglePay. Select the most convenient method for you.
- After completing the payment, you will receive updates regarding the status of your registration. The mosque will contact you once the meat is ready for collection.
How much is a sheep at different mosques, and why are there different prices?
Each sheep cost from $360 to 380. Each mosque has a different price due to the weight of the sheep and the vendor chosen. Below are the mosques and prices for each sheep.
HHWT Tip: If you plan to do your Korban this year at the mosque! Here are the price points for it!
We hope this information has been useful and helpful to you!