Longing grew stronger among Muslims as it marks the second year where only selected few are able to perform Hajj after Saudi Arabia announced that only those who are currently in the kingdom are granted access to perform the annual Islamic pilgrimage due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mandatory for all Muslims to make at least once in their lives if they are physically and financially capable, Hajj corresponds with the major Islamic holy day Eid al-Adha, which commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s readiness to sacrifice his beloved son, Ismail as an act of obedience to Allah.

According to the Quran, Prophet Ibrahim was tempted by the devil to disobey Allah and spare his son. As he was about to kill Ismail, Allah however stopped him and replaced Ismail with a lamb to sacrifice instead.

Since then, Muslims have been sacrificing camels, cattle, buffaloes, sheep and goats and required to distribute the meat to the underprivileged to as part of the Eid Al Adha animal sacrifice which is celebrated annually at the end of the Hajj by the pilgrims in Mecca and all 1.8 billion Muslims around the world.

In Malaysia, with the ongoing lockdown in place since June 1 following a COVID-19 surge, Eid Al Adha sacrificial rituals are to be performed under strict compliance with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set.

To ease the challenge, Serunai Commerce Sdn Bhd through its mobile application Verify Halal is offering Berkat Korban 2.0 to facilitate Muslims to fulfil their religious obligations to share meat this Eid with the less fortunate while curbing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The animal sacrifice requests can now be made through Verify Halal’s newly added feature ‘Berkat Korban’ at the app’s home screen where some 500 cows and 300 goats are up for grabs during this Berkat Korban 2.0 edition through a collaboration with AEON Co. (M) Bhd (AEON).

Themed “From Mosque to Mall” the program will also be available at all AEON branches nationwide for participants to make their request.

One goat is priced at RM1,200.00 and one share of cow meat is sold at RM880.00 each.

Participants may opt to self-collect the meat packages at any nearby AEON Malls or they may also choose to have the meat distributed by AEON reps to the asnaf of zakat who are the beneficiaries of this charitable cause.

Ensuring a secured payment transaction, hassle-free booking and guaranteed clean meat handling and processing Berkat Korban 2.0 is something not to be missed.

Participants can book their qurban from now until 15th July 2020 via http://verifyhalal.com/BerkatKorban/QRCode?ID=AEON

Visit verifyhalal.com or contact the secretariat via Whatsapp at +601133627641 for more info.

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