900,000 meat parcels sent to 23 countries.
JEDDAH: MD Al-Sulami
Meat of 900,000 sacrificial animals are being distributed among beneficiaries within the Kingdom and 23 other countries, according to a high-ranking official at the Islamic Development Bank (IDB).
Ahmad Mohammad Ali, IDB president, said that the Kingdom's Adahi project has completed rituals on behalf of pilgrims who signed up for the program this year.
"This is in addition to 1,500 heads of cows and camels, which were distributed after being examined by veterinarians and ensuring that rituals were Shariah-compliant," he said.
The distribution of sacrificial meat to the less fortunate began on the first day of Eid Al-Adha in Mina and the holy sites and continued around the Grand Mosque on the second day, according to Ali.
"The rest will be distributed to charities inside the Kingdom and frozen meat will be shipped by land and sea to 23 countries in accordance with this year's Haj plan," he said.
He said Muslims all over the world were able to apply through the website to offer sacrifice during Eid.
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