ACTNews, KIRUNDO – This year’s Eid Al-Adha was the first time for Global Qurban – ACT to reach the country of Burundi. The country in eastern Africa with the area of 27,834 sqm is home to a small minority of Muslims. They make up less than three percent of the total population.
This year's Eid Al-Adha was special not only because it was the first time for Global Qurban – ACT to reach Burundi, but also because it was a moment when some of the locals decided to convert to Islam. Djuma, one of the Global Qurban – ACT partners in Burundi said there were at least 10 residents who converted to Islam. They were inspired by the kindness of their Muslim neighbors.
Hakizimana Abdoul was among those who decided to convert to Islam. He admires Islam that, according to him, always encourages peace and sharing with one another.
“I remember when I was seriously ill my Muslim neighbors came and helped me. They gave me a place to stay when I was sick without even mentioning how long I could stay," said Hakizimana.