Yaqut said that this circular was issued to provide a sense of security to Muslims in holding the Eid al-Adha prayers and the implementation of sacrifices worship in 1443 Hijry / 2022 AD in the midst of an epidemic of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in livestock.
"This is a guide for the community in holding Eid al-Adha prayers by observing health protocols and carrying out sacrificial worship by paying attention to the health of sacrificial animals as an effort to maintain public health," said Yaqut published on the official website of the Ministry of Religion, Saturday, June 25, 2022.
This circular regulates the implementation of health protocols during Eid al-Adha prayers and the implementation of sacrifices, takbiran, Eid al-Adha sermons, provisions of the sharia for sacrifice, to technical slaughter, skinning, chopping, packaging, and distribution of sacrificial meat.
"For Muslims, slaughtering sacrificial animals on Eid al-Adha is a sunnah muakkadah or highly recommended to do so. However, Muslims are advised not to force themselves to sacrifice during the FMD epidemic," said Yaqut.
Yaqut also appealed to Muslims to buy sacrificial animals that were healthy and without defects according to the criteria and to keep them in good health until the day of slaughter.
For Muslims who intend to make sacrifices and are in outbreak areas or the outermost areas and areas suspected of FMD, Yaqut appealed to slaughter at Slaughterhouses (RPH).
"Or, entrust the purchase, slaughter, and distribution of sacrificial animals to the Amil Zakat Agency, the Amil Zakat Institution, or other institutions that meet the requirements," he said.