None Performs Qurbani in Rancamaya Amid Pandemic

A few days before Iduladha, Rancamaya Hamlet, Gunungsari Village, Sukaratu Subdistrict, Tasikmalaya Regency, has not received any qurbani animal. One of the causes is the pandemic that has made many of the locals lost their sources of income.

A resident of Rancamaya Hamlet who works as a brick maker. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, TASIKMALAYA - Rancamaya Hamlet is located amid dense bamboo forest that almost hides it from plain sight. The neighborhood is inhabited by around 350 residents, mostly work as informal laborers such as stone crushers, brick makers, and woven basket makers.

When the pandemic hit, many of the villagers have to inevitably deal with the consequences. Their income decreases. Some even lost their jobs altogether, such as those working as stone crushers because when the activities at the When the pandemic came, inevitably these daily workers experienced a decrease in income, often even losing their jobs. Especially those who work as stone breakers. They have stopped workings since the producer that needs their job stopped operating.

Less than seven days before Iduladha, there had been no residents of Rancamaya Hamlet who has prepared qurbani animals, as revealed by Zai Suhendi, head of RT 01 Rancamaya Hamlet who is also the Chairman of Nurul Fahmi Mosque Board.

"This year is still like the previous years. No one has prepared their qurbani. Last year, if there hadn’t been any qurbani from Global Qurban - ACT, maybe in 2019 we would not have performed qurbani," he said on Sunday (7/26).

Children in Rancamaya Hamlet studying Quran in a simple building. (ACTNews)

In previous years, Zai said, no one in the village has ever performed qurbani to the extent that Zai himself loses count of how many years the hamlet has been empty of qurbani.

"I have almost forgotten from what year has this village been empty of qurbani. Alhamdulillah, last year, we received qurbani animals from Global Qurban - ACT. I hope that, this year, there will be benefactors who are kind enough to perform qurbani or distribute qurbani animals here. May Allah also facilitate anyone who intends to perform qurbani this year," added Zai.

M. Fauzi Ridwan from the Global Qurban – Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) Tasikmalaya Program Department said that his team plans to distribute qurbani animals to Rancamaya Village. He hoped that there will be people who can show their kindness on this year's Eid al-Adha through their best qurbani animals.

"Bismillah, we are working together on that matter. And we are also inviting anyone who wants to share happiness on this year's Eid Al-Adha in Rancamaya Village through its best sacrificial animals. May Allah make it easy for all benefactors to be able to bring the best qurbani here," said Fauzi. []