By this time next week, people from around the world will be commemorating the sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham a.s.) and his son Ismail (Ishmael) by sacrificing sheep, cattle or even camels. There's a set of criteria in choosing the animals, like making sure they are not pregnant (if female) and have no visible impairment. Mama's organisation has been offering the Qurban service since 1989. While people in developing countries can still slaughter animals in their backyards, those in more developed countries would find it a hassle to ask abattoirs to slaughter just one animal for them. Thus, NGOs like Mama's would assist them so that bulk slaughter can be done at the abattoirs. More than just the slaughter process, the meat would then be further processed at a cannery to get products that have longer shelf life. Thus, the canned Qurban concept is born. In Malaysia, it is still normal practice for village elders to organise slaughter at places of worship. While this is good in fostering good relationship among neighbours, last minute orders however are impossible. Take the present time for example, most surau committees would have closed down Qurban orders as only a week is left until Eid. What do you then? Just click on the poster below. Mama's organisation is able to accommodate last minute orders because of the good relationship nurtured with the abattoirs over the years.