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FMD: Ministry issues guidelines for Eid al-Adha prayer, Qurbani

They can also entrust the process of buying, slaughtering and distributing the animals to the alms agency.

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Ministry of Religious Affairs has issued guidelines regarding the implementation of Eid al-Adha 1443/2022 and Qurbani prayers to protect public health amid the outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FA ).

Officers and the public should pay attention to health protocols when joining Eid al-Adha prayers as well as the health of animals used for Qurbani, Religious Affairs Minister Yaqut Cholil Qoumas said in a statement. press release published here on Saturday.

The guidelines also regulate the conduct of other activities related to the celebration of the Muslim holy day, including the simultaneous chanting of “God is the greatest” (known locally as takbiran) as well as sermons.

Furthermore, the guidelines include the technical implementation of the slaughter, butchering, chopping, packaging and distribution of Qurbani animals.

Performing Qurbani on the day of Eid al-Adha is sunna muakkadahmeaning the activity is highly recommended, the minister noted.

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However, Muslims have been advised not to force themselves to perform Qurbani amid the foot-and-mouth outbreak.

Qoumas called on all Muslims to buy healthy animals without any defects to meet Qurbani criteria.

He also asked the Ummah to take good care of their Qurbani animals until the holy day.

Meanwhile, people living in areas with high FMD infection rates are advised to perform Qurbani in slaughterhouses (RPH), he said.

“They can also entrust the process of buying, slaughtering and distributing animals to the alms agency,” he said, adding that Eid al-Adha prayers have been allowed. to be held in mosques or in the open field in accordance with the health protocol.

Thus, all mosque managers are required to deploy agents to ensure the dissemination and application of health protocols.

“The public is called upon to realize the takbiran the day before Eid al-Adha and tasyrick days (three days after the holy day) in mosques or their respective homes,” the minister said.

It is estimated that the 1443 Hijri Eid al-Adha will fall on July 9, 2022.

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