Jakarta (VOI News) - Despite of not holding Eid al-Adha mass prayer, the Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta this year still carries out the slaughtering of sacrificial animals while still following the health protocol. This was conveyed by Abu Hurairah, Deputy Head of Takmir or Worship Division of the Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta to Voice of Indonesia, recently. He said the process of slaughtering sacrificial animals which will take place on Saturday (1/8) will avoid crowds by limiting no more than 50 people and implementing health protocols. For the distribution of sacrificial meat, Abu Hurairah said it would be carried out by delivering it directly to homes and mosques adjacent to the Istiqlal Mosque.
"The distribution of the sacrificial meat is insha Allah, if we start slaughtering on Saturday at 8 am it means after the Dzhuhur prayer, our sacrificial meat can be distributed. As in the previous years, in the past 4 or 5 years, the we no longer distribute coupons to the public, but on the contrary, the committee of the Istiqlal mosque sacrifice committee will deliver the meat to houses, small mosques, or mosques and we prioritize the meat distribution, of course, to the people who live close to the Istiqlal Mosque," said Abu Hurairah..
Abu Hurairah added, until Wednesday (7/29) the number of sacrificial animals received by the Istiqlal Mosque was 18 cows and 11 goats. The sacrificial animals are given by the the community, businessmen, and state officials. (VOI / AHM)