System of Operation
The units are operated in shifts. Butchers, Sharia specialists, and support staff work alongside veterinarians to ensure that the sacrificed animals meet all Shariah and health requirements.
Operation units are of two types:
1) Open units
2) Closed units
These units are dedicated to sheep and are open to the public. The pilgrim purchases at the unit entrance as many coupons as the number of sheep he wishes to buy. He can perform the ritual by slaughtering the animal himself, or he can have the animal slaughtered under his supervision. The project administration will then carry out all required processes of cleaning, skinning, etc.
The open units include:
In the Camels and Cows Unit, the pilgrim buys the camels and cows directly from the vendor. An amount of SR 150 is added to the price of the animal to cover part of the operating costs, costs of Shariah-related and veterinary services, and of transportation to eligible beneficiaries.
Closed Units (slaughtering by proxy)
These units are operated on proxy-basis. The pilgrim buys coupons from an outlet and the Project carries out the actual slaughtering on his behalf.
These units are:
Each group of 30 or more pilgrims is allowed to send one representative to supervise the performance of the slaughtering ritual on their behalf. The representative is granted a permit to access Al Mu'aisum 1 Model Slaughterhouse.