Aid teams of IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation headed for designated countries and regions days ahead of Eid al-Adha to deliver Qurban donations of Muslims of Turkey. The teams got to work on the first day following Eid prayers and slaughtered sacrifices donated to the foundation through delegation. In some regions the teams had to carry out distributions in minus 12 degrees, while in flood-hit regions they used boats to deliver donations to stranded villages.
IHH views Qurban ritual as a kind of “Buraq” and sets out for different parts of the world in an effort to establish a bridge of brotherhood among Muslims.
AID DISTRIBUTION IN TATARSTAN IN FREEZING WEATHER
IHH teams in Tatarstan slaughtered sacrifices in minus 12 degrees and distributed to people in need. Aid distributions in the towns of Buinsk and Zalensky, Kazan attracted huge interest from local people. Tatar people asked IHH teams quite a lot of questions about Turkey and expressed gratitude to the foundation and its donators.
Another country where IHH focuses on and does a great deal of humanitarian work is Pakistan. Floods inflicted immense damage on the country both last year and this year. IHH supports Pakistan with permanent projects and sent a 15-member team to the country to carry out Qurban activities. The team spread across the country in groups and held activities and checked old projects.
QURBAN ORGANIZATION IN DISASTER-PRONE INDONESIA
Preparations for Eid al-Adha started early this year in Indonesian Province of Banda Aceh, the first land where Islam reached in the Far East. Acehnese people greeted Eid al-Adha with joy. Fifty-one sacrifices donated by the people of Turkey through IHH were slaughtered following Eid prayers at Istanbul Orphanage of IHH with the attendance of orphans and recitation of prayers. The meat of the sacrificed animals was given to families of orphans and people in need in Cot Suruy Ingin Jaya Aceh Baser and Indrapuri Aceh Baser areas. The recipients of help welcomed donations from across ocean with prayers and love. They expressed content over Turkey standing by the people of Aceh all the time.