Korban is the Ibadah (act of worship) of Sunnah which is to be done on Eid-ul-Adha or during the 3 days after it. The main purpose of Korban is to make oneself closer to Allah by giving the sacrificial meat to the poor and needy as well as to family, relatives and friends. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “None of you should offer sacrifice of animals until he has completed the (Eid) prayer”.
For Korban service, we first choose a place (usually a Muslim village that is highly populated by less well-off Muslims) where Korban could successfully be carried out according to Shari’a guidelines. The Korban and distribution are usually done in the same village. For example, our Korban service in 2015 was done in Swe Mhan village, which holds about 300 Muslim families. The villagers consist mainly of hawkers and farmers, whose daily diet rarely include protein. Performing the Korban then help these less privileged Muslim families to partake in enjoying Korban meat.
We have our well-experienced Korban staff to perform the task and to ensure that no parts of the animal is wasted. Myanmar Muslims can preserve their Korban meat for year-round consumption by using their own preservation methods like sun-drying, salt curing, and packing boiled meat in peanut or sesame oil. Your donated cow is useful from tail to hooves for the receivers. The hooves and bones are used in making soap while the hide is resold to leather factories. Even the inedible internal organs can be re-used as fertiliser.