This year, the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) is once again privileged and humbled to implement the Qurban Program 2017 with the support of the government of Turkey and Malaysia.
Qurbani Program 2017 and is in line with the observance of Eid’l Adha (Feast of Sacrifice), an annual event among Muslim communities worldwide in commemoration of the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (also known as Abraham) to follow Allah’s command to sacrifice his son Ismael.
Hundreds of cows were sacrificed from Sept. 1-3 and to be distributed to poor families in selected municipalities in the provinces of Maguindanao, North Cotabato, Lanao del Sur and Cotabato City.
These animals were procured through the support Turkiye Diyanet Vakfi (TDV) and Insani Yardim Vakfi (IHH), humanitarian foundations in Turkey; and Amal Malaysia and Pas Humanitarian Affair and Relief, foundations based in Malaysia.
Day 1 (September 1, 2017)
The Qurban Program 2017 kicked off right after the Eid Prayer on Sept. 1 at Camp Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao with 79 cows for sacrifice, while there were 30 cattle slaughtered simultaneously in the municipalities of Datu Odin Sinsuat, Parang and Barira. Distribution of beef packs to poor families followed.
Courtesy Meeting with the MILF
Before the activity proper on Qurban, representatives from the IHH paid courtesy meeting with Central Committee of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). MILF Chairman Al-Haj Murad Ibrahim welcomed the visitors.
Day 2 (September 2, 2017)
Sites covered during Day 2 implementation of Qurban Programme 2017 were Brgy. Biniruan in Cotabato City for TDV. For IHH, community-recipients were: Brgy. Datal Pandan in Talayan, Brgy. Gambar in Kabuntalan, and in Pagalungan all in Maguindanao Province; and in Brgy. Rajahmuda, Pikit, North Cotabato.
Courtesy Meeting of Pas Humanitarian Affair and Relief (Sept.2, 2017)
The Pas Humanitarian Affair and Relief based in Malaysia has donated five (5) cows and fourteen (14) goats for the Qurban Program 2017.
Day 3 (September 3, 2017)
Qurban Program is conducted every year since 2014. BDA facilitates the procurement of cattle, identification of community-beneficiaries and distribution of the meat.