With the grace of Almighty Allah, the Jamiatul Ulama KZN International Relief Team have been on the ground in Bangladesh to conduct the Sunnah act of Qurbani and distribute the meat to the Rohingya refugees. Alhumdulillah, a total of 205 cattle (amounting to 1435 shares) were slaughtered over two days. Below is a summary from the relief team:
Day 1: 12 August 2019
Alhamdulillah, the team commenced with the distribution of meat in Camp 13. Fifty cattle were slaughtered, packed into small parcels and distributed to the refugees. The meat was received with great appreciation, since meat is an extremely rare commodity for the poverty stricken refugees. In addition, the team slaughtered 3 cattle at the Cox Bazar Madrassa.
Simultaneously, team 2 worked at the Dhaka Boys madrassa, where 40 cattle were slaughtered, with 21 cattle being slaughtered at the Dhaka girls madrassa.
Alhamdulillah, a total of 114 cattle were slaughtered and distributed on the first day.
Day 2: 13 August 2019
Today team 1 continued with the distribution in Camp 13, with Fifty two cattle being slaughtered, parcelled and distributed. In addition, team 2 slaughtered 19 cattle at the Dhaka girls madrassa, bringing the total slaughtered over the first two days to 185 cattle. Alhamdulillah, this marks the completion of Qurbani at the Rohingya refugee camps.
Team 2 proceeded to Nurail Madressa yesterday, where a further 20 cattle was slaughtered and distributed to the various madrassas in the region, thus bringing the total number of Qurbanis to 205 cattle (1435 shares).
Currently there are approximately 1.4 million Rohingya Refugees living in exile in Bangladesh with little prospect of leaving the Refugee Camps. The Refugees have been in this dire situation since August 2017.
Alhamdullilah, the Jamiatul Ulama KZN has since completed various projects ranging from housing, water wells, ablution facilities, food, medical aid, solar lighting and the Qurbani Project which was carried out for the second year.
May Allah Ta’ala accept the efforts of the relief team and reward everyone who contributed to this noble cause. We also ask Allah Ta’ala to ease the plight of the Rohingya refugees and all those suffering throughout the different parts of the world. Ameen.
Jamiatul Ulama KZN Relief Team