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Islamic Relief UK and The Abrahamic Foundation joined hands to provide food to vulnerable communities in Birmingham and Sandwell after Eid al-Adha

Islamic Relief UK and The Abrahamic Foundation joined hands to provide food to vulnerable communities in Birmingham and Sandwell after Eid al-Adha.

Islamic Relief UK teamed up with The Abrahamic Foundation to provide food and essential items for 200 people from Wednesday 13 July onwards, as families in Birmingham and Sandwell continue to be impacted by the rising cost of living.

The distribution formed part of a wider scheme organised by Islamic Relief UK with the support of 19 partners across the country who will actively distribute essential items and food as part of the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha (1).

Eid al-Adha lasts for a period of three days – starting on the 10th day of the holy month of Dhul Hijjah when Muslims donate Qurbani (2), meat to those in need and are encouraged to share food with neighbours.

The food packs contained flour, oil, beans, rice, pasta, biscuits, tea, coffee, cereal and long-life milk as well as the Qurbani meat.

Tufail Hussain, Director of Islamic Relief UK said:The cost of living crisis and grocery price inflation continues to impact struggling families as they deal with the difficulties of providing a hot meal for themselves and their family. We are honoured to work with The Abrahamic Foundation following the Eid festivities to ensure we are doing our part to ease some of the burden for people on lower incomes.”

Shabnam Mughal, Centre Manager of The Abrahamic Foundation said:It’s an honour and privilege to partner with Islamic Relief in being able to help the most vulnerable in our own communities. Our experience on the ground is that many families are struggling to pay bills, put food on the table for their children and lead a basic dignified life. I know that our efforts after the days of Eid will give families respite and a chance to smile and enjoy the festivities these days bring.”

Many people have been hit hard by the cost of living crisis, especially low-income families, those suffering from domestic abuse, people who are homeless, asylum seekers and refugees. They continue to make difficult decisions between feeding themselves and their families or heating their homes.


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  1. The month of Dhul Hijjah is one of the holiest periods of the Islamic year, when two very special events (Hajj and Eid ul Adha) take place. Hajj in Islam is a sacred pilgrimage performed by Muslims at the holy mosque Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is one of the five pillars of Islam and takes place during the month of Dhul Hijjah, the twelfth month in the Islam calendar. As Muslims, undertaking Hajj in Islam – is a spiritual duty, as long as they are financially, physically and emotionally able to do so. On Eid al-Adha, Muslims remember the sacrifice made by Prophet Ibrahim (AS). In remembrance of his sacrifice and to help the poor and needy, Muslim give Qurbani.
  2. Qurbani means sacrifice. Every year during the Islamic month of Dhul Hijjah, Muslims around the world slaughter an animal – a goat, sheep, cow or camel – to reflect the Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail, for the sake ofGod. In 2022, Qurbani distributions will aim to reach more people than ever before. After the animal has been sacrificed, its meat is then distributed to those most in need.

About The Abrahamic Foundation

The Abrahamic Foundation is a not-for-profit Muslim organisation that strives to create faithful and thriving communities. We do this through our values of service, inclusivity and cooperation. Our areas of focus are uplifting communities through education, providing a range of social activities and religious provisions aimed at empowering communities.

About Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief is a faith-inspired, development and humanitarian agency working to transform and save the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in over 40 countries. Islamic Relief assists people according to need and does not discriminate in any way.

Set up in Birmingham in 1984 by a group of volunteers, we have assisted over 117 million people all over the world. We’re saving lives and empowering people to lift themselves out of poverty in over 40 countries – from Bangladesh to Bosnia, Pakistan to Palestine, Kenya to Kosovo. Islamic Relief is on the ground in some of the world’s most dangerous and difficult places – including Syria and Yemen – strengthening the most marginalised communities to withstand conflict and natural disasters and to build a brighter future. We also support vulnerable people in the UK in partnership with local charities and organisations

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