Korban Meat Distribution to Zakat Beneficiaries

Generosity of the Muslim community brings cheer to beneficiaries and homes

30 July 2022

1. In conjunction with welcoming the new Islamic year, the SalamSG Korban committee culminates the distribution of korban meat from sheep sacrificed during Hari Raya Haji, earlier today at Masjid Assyakirin. More than 100 volunteers from the mosques, Muis and members of the community got down to work and delivered portions of korban meat as well as cooked briyani to Muis’ zakat beneficiaries living around the Taman Jurong and Boon Lay residential area.

2. Also joining the distribution were members of Muis’ senior management, President of Muis, Mr Mohamed Sa’at Abdul Rahman, and Chief Executive of Muis, Mr Kadir Maideen, whom along with other volunteers packed and distributed more than 600kg of meat and 700 packets of briyani. More than 300 households on zakat assistance as well as welfare homes like Casa Raudha, Melrose Home and St Andrew’s Nursing Home benefitted from today’s distribution. This act hopes to bring the joy of gifting and graciousness, especially to the underserved within the community.

3. For this year, a total of about 5,400 sheep were taken up by the Muslim community for the annual korban ritual through 54 participating mosques. The meat distributed today are contributions from the Muslim community who donated a portion from the sheep they purchased to be shared with the community.

4. The meat from the annual korban ritual which took place in Australia between 10 to 13 July were chilled and flown to Singapore. The chilled meat were delivered to all buyers whereas the donated portions were sent to these mosques for distribution. In total, mosques distributed more than 19,000kg of meat to more than 5,000 families of zakat beneficiaries.

5. For the third year running, no livestock were imported into Singapore. However, the SalamSG Korban committee worked closely with local mosques to arrange for these services. In addition, the recipients of korban meat this year have gone beyond zakat beneficiaries and included sheltered homes, Muslim families of inmates, as well as transient workers.