All year long, Muslim Aid is actively working to reach the poor. From Syria to Myanmar, we have dozens of relief aid projects under way in an effort to ensure sufficient aid reaches the intended recipients. As Eid-ul-Adha nears, we experience a noticeable increase in donations as millions of Muslims donate generously and perform Qurbani.
This year Muslim Aid will reach over one million people living in remote locations and substandard conditions and deliver aid packets. Most of these people have been victims of war, famine or political instability. This includes orphans, widows and the elderly. As citizens of humanity it falls upon us to assist them in their time of need. Eid-ul-Adha serves as a perfect occasion to extend our support by donating Qurbani to Muslim Aid.
Ever since its inception, Muslim Aid’s Qurbani programme has only gotten bigger and better. Every year we strive to make this programme reach more people and have a positive impact. Your Qurbani donations see to it that Muslim Aid distributes Qurbani meat locally on Eid-ul-Adha. However, to make it go further, we have introduced additional programmes such as Emergency Aid and the Livelihood Programme.
Over 40 Countries Covered Worldwide
Syria and Myanmar are two areas where we are extremely active however, the scope of our coverage goes far beyond that. Muslim Aid is active in Africa, as well as in Asian countries like Bangladesh and Pakistan. This year we intend to expand our coverage and provide much needed relief aid to Palestine and Iraq.
Qurbani is a compulsory task for all able individuals in a household. It is done to re-enact the story of Prophet Ibrahim (P.B.U.H) and Prophet Ismail (P.B.U.H) in an effort to show obedience to Allah (SWT). Qurbani meat is divided into three parts; one for the family, the other for the neighbour and the third portion for the poor. Thus Qurbani also protects the rights of neighbours and the poor. In a sense, Qurbani teaches Muslims to look out for the Muslim Ummah as a whole and that includes Muslim brothers and sisters outside an individual’s social and family circle. This is what Muslim Aid strives to do; to assist the Muslim Ummah.
Muslims will be ringing in Eid-Ul-Adha in the coming days. It is no doubt an occasion to celebrate with loved ones and be thankful for what we have. The Qurbani ritual is also required before Eid prayers which Muslims around the world will be keen on performing. However there is more to the purpose of Eid than performing rituals and celebrating with family. It provokes thoughts regarding the state of the Muslim Ummah and compels us to ask questions regarding its health and well-being. Donate your Qurbani to www.muslimaid.org this Eid and see it put to better use. We take your donations to the farthest corners of the world, where it is needed.