MUI Gives Full Support for Global Qurban-ACT

Even though the pandemic has not ended, Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) urges Muslims in Indonesia to continue to perform Qurbani for those who can afford it. Moreover, the number of people experiencing an economic crisis has skyrocketed. Eid ul-Adha is a moment for Muslims to help their brothers and sisters by performing Qurbani.

MUI fully supports Global Qurban-ACT. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, JAKARTAEid ul-Adha 1442 AH is getting closer. Even though the Covid-19 pandemic has not ended, Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) stated that Qurbani must still be carried out because, during a pandemic, the number of people who need humanitarian assistance increases. Through Qurbani, Muslims can help their fellow countrymen who are starving by giving them Qurbani meat.

"Qurbani that we know clearly stated in the Quran, Surah Al-Kawthar that ‘Indeed, We have granted you, [O Muḥammad], al-Kawthar. So pray to your Lord and offer Qurbani [to Him alone].’ Islam emphasizes the importance of helping others. This is a moment that can be achieved through Eid ul-Adha 1442 AH,” said the Secretary-General of MUI, Amirsyah Tambunan, Tuesday (7/13/2021) when met by the ACT team.

Amirsyah says the opportunity to perform Qurbani this year is an opportunity that is very highly valuable. No one can guarantee whether he/she will meet another Eid Al-Adha next year. Therefore, he invites Muslims to compete in goodness by performing Qurbani. Therefore, it can be a good deed to help us all in the afterlife.

"Qurbani Without Limits is an effort that we have to make. Indonesian Muslims are people who care for others. The Qurbani meat that we will give is clear evidence of this. I urge and invite all of us to perform Qurbani without limits, regardless of age, profession, and social class. Hopefully, we can make this Qurbani a form of charity. May Allah provides convenience and pleasure for the deeds we do, "explained Amirsyah.

MUI also gives full support for Global Qurban-ACT in the implementation of this year's Qurbani. MUI believes that the Qurbani process carried out by Global Qurban-ACT, from the selection of animals, slaughter, to the distribution process, follows Islamic law and the standard of health protocol.

"MUI urges people not to gather around and abide by health protocols. The Qurbani meat is delivered directly to the beneficiaries' houses. Global Qurban-ACT is present and capable of doing that. It provides the best Qurbani service for the entire community," said Amirsyah.

Mukhti, President of Global Qurban, explains that qurbani is not only about fulfilling religious obligations but also about easing the food crisis that shackles impoverished communities in various regions.

“Qurbani is one of the moments where we prove our devotion to Allah. During this pandemic, Qurbani is also part of efforts to save our fellow Indonesians. Hence, the whole world will be free from the problem of hunger to strengthen belief. The distribution of Qurbani meat by Global Qurban-ACT, Insha Allah, will reach underprivileged communities in various regions not only in 34 provinces in Indonesia but also in various parts of the world who are experiencing humanitarian crises,” explained Mukhti.

Mukhti explains for international implementation, Global Qurban ACT targets 60 countries to be reached by the distribution of the best quality qurbani meat, the majority of whom will be African countries because they have been living in a food crisis for years. Global Qurban ACT will also distribute Qurbani meat to the countries in the Middle East, the Balkans and the Caucasus, Central Asia, West Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia. []