People in and outside Bangsamoro gathered for the (Eid’l Adha) feast of sacrifice in their respective communities and received free beef distributed during the Qurbani Program 2019.
The delivery of meat for the said program happened from April 11- 13, 2019 across the identified barangays in Cotabato City, Marawi City, Maguindanao, North Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat provinces.
This year, the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) facilitated the program with fund support from four organizations in Turkey namely Deniz Fenerei Dernegi (108 cows), Turkiye Dyanet Vakfi (240 cows), Turkish Red Crescent (100 cows), Weltweiter Einsatz Fur Arme (70 cows with zakat to selected families), Insani Yardim Vakfi (100), Sadaqatasi (43) and the Amal Foundation (5 cows) from Malaysia.
Eid’l Adha is one of the significant events for Muslims worldwide. It is observed as an act of worship to commemorate the strong faith of Prophet Ibrahim as Muslim, willing to sacrifice his son in belief to the commandment of Allah (swt).
From this story, Islam teaches sacrifice to Muslims as an act of worship.
BDA as the implementing
Macmodin Ali, BDA overall focal person for Qurbani Program 2019 reported that there were five hundred nineteen (666) number of cows slaughtered and sacrificed this year.
BDA expressed thanks to volunteer and staff, the development catalysts, MILF political committee, social welfare committee and, Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIAF) for the unity and cooperation that led to the success of the program.
Engr. Windel Diangcalan, BDA executive director also thanked the donor partners who sponsored this year Qurban Program.
BDA presented to them a token of appreciation in deep gratitude of their continuing sacrifice and love to the Bangsamoro people.
BDA has been implementing Qurban Program since 2014 with support from various donors outside the Philippines, especially the Turkey Government.