Eidul Adha

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:

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People start filling the crowd to witness such holy event
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On the right: a woman is paying a certain amount of money while reciting the sacrificing niyyah (completing the akad jual beli / trade) in front of the butcher.

 

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A group of men who are responsible in the slaughtering process is tying the animal to be slaughtered

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.

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The slaughtering must be done in one single stroke without lifting the sharp knife.

Stripping/skinning (melapah) process:

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Cleaning the cow’s stomach
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Every part of the skinned sacrificed animal (in this case: cow) is distributed fairly into 7 parts (maximum)

 

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Every people who had performed their akad on a certain sacrificing animal (maximum 7 part for cow) obtains their very own part of the stripped sacrificed animal.
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Some keep theirs in basin, some keep their portions in pot or even in plastic bags

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For more info in regards of halal slaughtering process, you may refer to these links:

Malaysia Protocol Halal Meat and Poultry

Halal Certification

Scientific Reason of Islamic Way of Slaughtering

Why Eat Halal

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