Friday, July 8, 2011

Kaa'kia Livestock (Cattle, Animal) Market, Makkah (Mecca, Haram), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)

Livestock in Makkah Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)
Kaa'kia Livestock (Cattle, Animal) Market, Makkah (Mecca, Haram)
مكة المكرمة الثروة الحيوانية (الأبقار، الحيوان) سوق
سعودی عرب مکہ جانوروں کی افزائش مارکیٹ (مویشی، جانوروں)
السعودية جزيره العرب الثروة الحيوانية مكة المكرمة السوق (ماشية، الحيوان)
Saudi arabia Makkah Livestock Market (Cattle, Animal)
Arabie Saoudite Mecque du marché des bestiaux (bovins, animaux)
Saudi-Arabien Mekka Livestock Market (Rinder, Tier)
Every year during the Hajj season millions of Muslims from all over the world conduct the Hajj pilgrimage, the fifth pillar of Islam, at the holy city of Makkah (Mecca). One of the obligatory ritual in completing the Hajj is that those who could afford should sacrifice an animal like goat, cattle or even camel. Moreover If at the time of performing the Umrah or Hajj in case of any mistake the pilgrims must pay the penalty (dam) by sacrificing an animal.

In fulfilling this obligation pilgrims will normally take to several livestock market at the fringes of the sacred city to look for the sacrificial animal. One of them is the Kaa'Kia Livestock Market that offers small animals like goat to big ones like camel. The pilgrims can see for themselves and choose the animal of their choice whether it''s for plenty (dam) or Eid-ul-Adha.

Kaa'Kia (Kakia, Kakiah, Kakian, Kakya, Kakiya, Kakiyan) Livestock Market Located 20 minutes drive from the heart of Makkah (Mecca), the market covering 500 square meters could accommodate hundreds of goat, sheep, cattle and camel. In Kaa'kia Market the business is owned by Saudi citizens but managed by foreigners from various countries.

As soon as the pilgrims will be there for purchase of animal, Sellers, Workers & Slaughters  of Kaa'kia Market will immediately approaches who offered their animals for sale. After buying, the animals must be slaughtered and this is no problem here as the slaughterers donning red uniform are ready with their sharpened knives and skills.

The general observation here is that the animals (Goats, Sheep's, cattle's & camels) in Kaa'Kia Livestock Market are tame (domestic). The goat were not locked up in enclosures but were kept in groups.The animals are brought from various places, fed with grass and water within the pens or where they are held in groups in the market.

In Kaa'kia Market (Kaakiah, Kaakian, Kaakya, Kaakiya, Kaakiyan), the price of the animals are depend upon the size and type. Goat's are priced between SR 200 & SR 800;  Camel's are priced between SR 3,000 & SR 4,000; Cattle's priced from SR 2,000 to SR 3,000.

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