ILIGAN City — To help provide food security among affected families, especially in the celebration of Eid-al-Adha, Islamic Relief, a faith-inspired international development and humanitarian organization, provided Qurbani meat packs to over 1,300 vulnerable families in Marawi City and in municipalities of Paglat and General Salipada K. Pendatun in Maguindanao during the celebration of Eid-al-Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice.
Eid-al-Adha is the second most revered annual Muslim holiday after Eid al-Fitr, livestock are slaughtered as a sacrifice. This ritual reflects Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael.
“Food security is a serious concern in Marawi City and select communities in Maguindanao. Continued assistance to address the humanitarian needs for families particularly those who are in evacuation centers and home-based communities is crucial,” Ateeq Rehman, Islamic Relief Philippines head of mission said.
In carrying out our Qurbani programme, Islamic Relief prioritizes the most vulnerable families, animal welfare, quality and hygiene.
Islamic Relief follows a robust process in implementing the highest standard from the selection of cows, slaughtering, packing until the meat packs reached to the hands of the vulnerable families.
Islamic Relief has been running Qurbani programme for over 30 years in over 40 countries across the globe. Last year, the organization gave out Qurbani meat packs to nearly 538,00 families in over 40 countries, including the Philippines, across the globe
Islamic Relief is United Kingdom-based with active presence in over 40 countries across the globe. Islamic Relief has been operating since 1984. (pia x)