On the 13th of September 2016 (11 Dzulhijjah 1437 H), just a few days after our school's cultural festival, SMAN 3 Bandung held a Qurban event at school. Qurban is one of the Islamic traditions where we sacrifice a livestock animal during Idul Adha, such as cows, goats, and sometimes in developed countries such as Saudi Arabia, camels.
The preparation began about 2 months before the actual date. During that time all the members of the committee worked very hard in order for the event to go smoothly. Starting from publication, collecting donations, making a rundown, making sure the animals arrive safely, gathering all the tools that will be needed, and coordination between the students and teachers of the committee.
Tuesday, 07.00 a.m.
The first cow has been successfully slain (sembelih). It is then left aside for a while. After that, it's legs, tail, genetalia, and head are separated from the main part of the body. The body then gets skinned, just like they would at the butcher's, and moved to the cutting area. There, it gets cut into 300g pieces of meat, and the insides are separated as well. The same cycle goes for all the animals that have been set for Qurban. After all the meat, bones, and insides have been separated into individual plastic bags, they are sent to villagers nearby.
After all the dirty work was done, we got ready to pray zuhur and have lunch. All in all, the event went very well. This was all thanks to the hard work and team effort that was put in by all the people who came.
So that was a little breakdown from me of the Qurban activity that went on at my school this year. It is not perfect, yet nothing is perfect. But I know some words above might not suit the context, due to it being a religious term. But apart from that, I hope you guys enjoyed this post and hopefully I will do better and better for the next.