Slaughter of qurban animals to be conducted at slaughterhouse: Amin

Slaughter of qurban animals to be conducted at slaughterhouse: Amin

Vice President Maruf Amin. (ANTARA/RR/SK-BPMI, Setwapres)

This is our responsibilities as ulemas who certainly have the duty (of disseminating the information)
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Vice President Ma’ruf Amin urged people to slaughter sacrificial animals (Qurban) of Idul Adha at slaughterhouse (RPH) in attempts to shun the crowds during the enforcement of emergency restriction of movements (PPKM) amid the COVID-19 case spike.

Amin has also asked all ulemas, clerics, and religious figures in the regions to disseminate the information to public so they could implement the directives.

“This is our responsibilities as ulemas who certainly have the duty (of disseminating the information),” Amin noted in a press statement here on Sunday.

The Qurban beneficiaries should stay at home while waiting for the meat to be distributed to them, he said adding that Qurban should be distributed by personnel by observing to health protocols strictly.

the Vice President will conduct hybrid meetings with Religious Affairs Minister Yaqut Cholil Qoumas, representatives of the Indonesian Ulema council (MUI) and Islamic mass organizations to discuss about the provision on sacrificial animal slaughtering and meat distribution to the needy people on Sunday night.

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Amin earlier urged ulemas and regional administration heads to discuss about the adjustment on Muslims’ mass prayers during the emergency restrictions.

“Ulemas in the regions can discuss about it with regional administration heads, Regional Leadership Communication Forum (Forkopimda), along with MUI on how it should be adjusted in the field,” he outlined.

He called on the ulemas and Islamic figures not to force mass prayer pertaining to Idul Adha  at mosques or  public spaces during the restriction implementation.

“I ask (you) to not perform mass prayer since some residents in some regions are emotionally insisting on performing Idul Adha mass prayer in open space, despite the danger,” he said.

Takbiran (chanting Allahuakbar on Eid eve), Idul Adha prayer, and qurban slaughter are suspended in a bid to curb the COVID-19 transmission rate across the regions. The  slaughtering is suggested to be conducted at slaughterhouse (RPH) or in the large field, for non-RPH areas, by adhering to stringent health protocols and without the presence of qurban givers or beneficiries.

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