Qurbani Strengthens Muslim Solidarity in Badong Village, Tana Toraja

The celebration of Qurbani strengthened the solidarity of fellow Muslims in Badong Village, Tana Toraja Regency. Global Qurban-ACT delivered mandate from benefactors on Friday (7/23/2021).

Residents of Badong Village
Residents of Badong Village, Tana Toraja Regency hand in hand to distribute Qurbani meat to others. The celebration of the Qurbani is rarely carried out in Badong Village. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, TANA TORAJA – Apart from being famous for its tourist attractions, Tana Toraja Regency in South Sulawesi is rich in cultural diversity and community culture. Various beliefs coexist, including the Muslim community that is a minority there.

On Friday (7/23/2021), Nurul and Global Qurban-ACT Team delivered the benefactor's mandate to Badong Village, Parindingan Village, Gadangbaru District, Silanan. She says that despite being a minority, the solidarity of Muslims in Tana Toraja remains close.

Alhamdulillah, we were able to slaughter the Qurbani animals with the help of the residents. This activity followed the spirit of Global Qurban-ACT, which is to become a symbol for Muslims throughout the country, including in Tana Toraja,” explained Nurul.

Muslims in Kampung Badong have lived since 1970 and rarely carry out the slaughter of Qurbani animals. Apart from Qurbani, religious guidance in Badong Village is still needed.

“Currently, there are about 50 families from four hamlets in this village. However, until now, Islamic guidance itself still needs to be developed in the community, "said Nurul.

Therefore, Nurul hopes that the Qurbani animals from benefactors through Global Qurban-ACT can strengthen the brotherhood of fellow Muslims in Badong Village, both between communities within and outside the village. "We hope that other kindnesses from the benefactors in the future will come back to our brothers and sisters here," said Nurul. []