Eid ul-Adha is a blessed time that reminds us of the kindness and compassion displayed by our beloved Prophets. It is a moment when Muslims worldwide come together to commemorate the ultimate act of sacrifice and reflect upon the values of charity and selflessness. In 2012, the Zakat Foundation of America Udhiya/Qurbani Campaign served as a testament to its profound impact. One that could be made through the grace of Allah and the unwavering generosity of supporters like you.
Zakat Foundation of America Extending Help to Those in Need
Throughout the campaign, the Zakat Foundation of America reached out to various corners of the globe. Extending its helping hand to those most in need. Over half a million people were served, from the sprawling Dadaab camp in Kenya to the underprivileged communities in Pakistan. As well as from Syrian refugees to the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar (Burma). That year, their efforts spanned 30 countries, reaching 117,920 families and providing sustenance to 589,600 individuals—a remarkable achievement.
In the countries where they operate, the Zakat Foundation of America went to great lengths to provide the highest quality meat for distribution. The process began approximately six weeks before Eid ul-Adha, as local farmers procured well-maintained livestock. Following the practices of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Those animals were fed and nurtured until the day of distribution, guaranteeing that the Udhiya/Qurbani meat remained fresh and never frozen.
ZFA – Generosity Beyond Tradition
Furthermore, the generosity of their donors extended beyond the traditional Udhiya/Qurbani donations to the Zakat Foundation of America. Kind-hearted individuals included many impoverished children alongside their Udhiya/Qurbani contributions, bringing smiles to the faces of the young recipients and demonstrating that they were not forgotten. The acts of compassion from these individuals showed that the spirit of Eid encompassed joy and love for all.
Zakat Foundation of America expresses heartfelt gratitude to all the generous supporters who contributed to the campaign. Their unwavering dedication and compassion touched countless lives, affirming the true essence of Eid ul-Adha. Together, they made a significant difference in the lives of those less fortunate. By embodying the spirit of sacrifice and empathy that this blessed occasion represents.
As the Udhiya/Qurbani campaign concluded that year, it served as a reminder to continue charitable endeavors throughout the year. Together, we can strive to make a lasting impact and alleviate the suffering of those in need. The immense generosity displayed by supporters during this time stands as a testament to the compassion and care within our global community. May Allah bless them abundantly for their noble efforts, and may the spirit of Eid ul-Adha inspire us all to be beacons of hope and compassion throughout the year.