The Togetherness of the Eid Al-Adha Celebration in East Manggarai Regency

The distribution of qurbani meat has reached the residents of East Manggarai Regency including a number of fishermen, teachers, some of those who are affected by drought, as well as some people of other faiths.

ACTNewsEAST MANGGARAI - The residents of East Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara were celebrating Eid Al-Adha with joy and happiness. Following the Eid Prayer, they enjoyed the qurbani meat from the generous donors distributed by Global Qurban-ACT.

Global Qurban-ACT also shared this happiness with some villagers in Sita Village, Rana Mese Sub-district and Kota Ndora Village, Borong Sub-district. The beneficiaries of this distribution included some people of other faiths. Some of the Muslim villagers there also took part in slaughtering the animals.

One of the local figures, Jemain Umar said that since a few years ago, Global Qurban-ACT have been organizing qurbani sacrifices in 4 sub-districts in East Manggarai, though the majority of their population are not Muslims. “In East Manggarai, Global Qurban-ACT organized qurbani sacrifices in Borong Sub-district, Rana Mese, Elar, Sambi Rampas whose populations are mainly non-Muslims,” Jemain said on Sunday (8/11)

During the Eid Al-Adha this year, around 500 families received qurbani meat. According to Danu Putra Anugrah, a Global Qurban - ACT, he said that one of the purposes of this distribution is to bring happiness to the Residents of East Manggarai. “In Sita Village, Rana Mese Sub-district for instance, there are around 101 families, and not all of them are Muslims. Our aim is sharing joy with those who received the qurbani meats,” ee stated.

He also said that Global Qurban-ACT will sacrifice 50 heads of cattle. “Alhamdulillah, the number of qurbani animals in East Manggarai this year is more than it is last year. During the Tasyriq Days, we are going to distribute qurbani meats for the residents of Elar Sub-district and Sambi Rampas,” Danu said.

The togetherness of the Muslims in East Manggarai during the celebration of Eid Al-Adha was appreciated by Derniana Anguk (38). As one of Kota Ndora residents, she felt so grateful because she could enjoy the qurbani meat together with Muslim community in her area. “We as the residents of Kota Ndora express our grateful. We worked together to support the celebration of Eid Al-Adha as well as to support one of us who suffer from disease,” she said.

In Kota Ndura Village, the distribution also reached some coastal residents who mostly work as fishermen. Budi Abdul Syukur (33), one of those fishermen, felt grateful for qurbani meats that he received. According to him, as a fisherman, his family and he rarely enjoy eating beef. “We rarely buy meats because we would rather use our money for other purposes,” he said to ACTNews. []