Disclaimer: this entry doesn’t narrate the details on halal slaughter and its benefits or so forth but only for educational purpose on how the Sacrifice Feast or Eid al-Adha is usually celebrated in Malaysia.
Eid al-Adha, also called the “Sacrifice Feast”, is the second of two Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and considered the holier of the two. The phrase Eid al-Adha translates as the “festival of the sacrifice” and is also known as the Greater Eid.
It is a holy time of sacrifice and generosity to friends, family and the needy.
Muslims honour the Eid al-Adha as the time Ibrahim – known as Abraham to Jews and Christians – was going to sacrifice his son Isaac.
Instead, Abraham was ordered by God to kill an animal instead.
The celebrations symbolise Ibrahim’s devotion to Allah and they mark the end of the Hajj, the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca which thousands of Muslims all over the world embark on.
Below are the photos taken along the sacrificing feast:
The windpipe (trachea/merih), food-tract (oesophagus /halkum), carotid arteries and jugular veins (wadajain) must be cut in order to complete the slaughtering process, without the knife used being lifted or placed while slaughtering it.
Stripping/skinning (melapah) process:
For more info in regards of halal slaughtering process, you may refer to these links: