Qurbani Packages Reach the Muslim Minority in Vietnam

Muslims form a small minority in Vietnam. Not every year they can enjoy qurbani meat. For this reason, since a few years ago, Global Qurban - ACT has reached out to the Muslims there by distributing sacrificial animals from Indonesian benefactors.

Vietnamese Muslim residents cutting up a cow slaughtered during the Eid al-Adha celebration sent by Global Qurban. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, HO CHI MINH CITY - In Ho Chi Minh City, Muslims form a small minority. They live side-by-side, coexisting peacefully with people of other faiths.

They live in several points in the city. Sadly, some of them still live in poverty, with low education and salary. The Global Qurban - ACT partners in the city explained, many have moved from the countryside to the urban areas for economic reasons. "Waves of people moving to the city occurred because of the lack of employment opportunities in the countryside," explained Mohamad Dod in August 2019.

In August 2019, Global Qurban - ACT visited Vietnamese Muslims to bring qurbani meat. Best cows from Indonesian donors were slaughtered there. As many as 750 beneficiaries enjoyed qurbani meat on Eid Al-Adha 2019 in Vietnam. The recipients were Muslim communities scattered at several points in Ho Chi Minh City: The Muslim community around the Jamia Al Sa'adah Mosque in District 6, the Jamiul Islamiyah Mosque-My Tho, Tien Giang, and those living in other cities whose mosques and Muslim neighborhoods are scarce.

Mohamad added that the recipients were Muslims living in poverty. When Eid Al-Adha comes, they can rarely eat meat. They rely on Muslims who donate qurbani animals to the community.  In 2019, Global Qurban – ACT came to bring qurbani meat to bring happiness to the Muslims community there.

Mohamad Asary, one of the residents living around the Jamiul Islamiyah Mosque-My Tho, Tien Giang, expressed his gratitude for the sacrificial meat he received. He is happy for the attention from Indonesian Muslims who distributed their qurbani through Global Qurban - ACT. "Thank you for paying attention to us," he said last August 2019.

This year, Global Qurban – ACT will send qurbani animals to impoverished communities in Vietnam. Sukorini, Coordinator of Global Qurban - ACT revealed, the distribution of the qurbani animals cannot be separated from the participation of the community. Especially in the midst of this pandemic, residents in various parts of the world are in dire need of assistance. "Global Qurban - ACT as a qurbani distributor will distribute qurbani meat to the poor, disaster-hit communities, and residents affected by the pandemic as a gift on the Day of Sacrifice," she explained, Wednesday (7/22). []