Canadian lambs sold out for korban; 21 mosques hold ritual to mark Hari Raya Haji

Canadian lambs sold out for korban; 21 mosques hold ritual to mark Hari Raya Haji
The last batch of Singapore pilgrims at Changi Airport Terminal 3 on 9 October 2013. They will be leaving for Mecca in Saudi Arabia to perform haj, a religious pilgrimage for Muslims.

Despite costing about $300 more than Australian sheep, all 500 Canadian lambs, imported to Singapore for the first time for the Islamic sacrificial ritual of korban, were sold out by Wednesday morning.


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Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong sends Hari Raya greetings on Facebook:

Selamat Hari Raya AidilAdha to all our Muslim friends!

Millions of Muslims have gathered in Mecca to celebrate Prophet Ibrahim’s faith in God, including 680 pilgrims from Singapore. Not all could make the pilgrimage, but we are grateful to Saudi Arabia for restoring our Hajj quota and happy that 136 could leave for the holy city at the last minute.

Muslims also perform the korban rites (sacrifice) today. For the first time, this year we have imported lambs from Canada, as an alternative to Australian livestock. Glad that all preparations are on track and Muslims can continue carrying out korban rites here, to celebrate the spirit of compassion and charity. - LHL

Selamat Hari Raya Aidiladha kepada semua umat Islam!

Jutaan umat Islam termasuk 680 jemaah haji Singapura, kini berada di kota suci Makkah untuk menyusuri jejak Nabi Ibrahim. Tidak semua berpeluang menunaikan ibadah haji. Jadi kita berterima-kasih kepada kerajaan Arab Saudi kerana mengembalikan kuota rasmi Singapura dan gembira 136 jemaah berjaya berlepas pada saat-saat akhir.

Umat Islam juga membuat ibadah korban hari ini. Buat kali pertama, kita mengimport kambing dari Kanada tahun ini sebagai alternatif kepada kambing Australia. Lega semua persiapan berjalan lancar dan umat Islam boleh terus menunaikan ibadah korban di sini, demi menyebarluaskan sifat ihsan, belas dan kasih sayang. - LHL

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