Tangerang Issues Qurban Slaughtering Rules amid Emergency PPKM



Laila Afifa

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Tangerang Regency allows the slaughter of sacrificial animals, or qurban, in mosques and outside slaughterhouses (RPH) on Eid al-Adha 1442 Hijri. But it must be done under the strict health protocols based on the Emergency PPKM rules.

    Regional Head of Tangerang Religious Affairs Ministry office, Dedi Mahfudin, said that the slaughter of sacrificial animals carried out by the community in mosques or outside of the slaughterhouse (RPH), must meet the requirements of the health protocol. "Slaughtering according to Islamic law is still being carried out, but now has to be done with strict health protocols," said Dedi in Tangerang, Tuesday, July 13.

    The qurban organizing committee on Eid al-Adha 1442 H must limit the number of people in the implementation of the slaughtering of sacrificial animals during the Emergency PPKM period. Only representatives of the people that offer the qurban can witness the slaughter.

    The people in the slaughtering areas, including the committes and representatives of people that offer the qurban, must maintain their physical distance at at least one meter and they are not allowed to be facing each other. They are also not allowed to have direct interactions during the process of the slaughtering, skinning, cutting and packaging the meat.

    Officers in slaughtering areas are required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE). "The committees and representatives of the people that offer qurban must use PPE, [or] masks at the very least," he said.

    During the Emergency PPKM period, the 2021 Eid al-Adha prayers at mosques or field will be cancelled. People can take prayers at their homes instead.

    Read: Jakarta Urges People Not to Perform Eid al-Adha Qurban at Residential Areas

    Clara Maria Tjandra Dewi H. | Translated by Maudey K. Setyakusuma (Intern)