NC: MUSLIM GROUP DONATES 300 POUNDS OF MEAT TO CHARITY FOR HOLIDAY
The local chapter of the Muslim American Society donated 300 pounds of beef to the North Carolina Food Bank as part of Eid al-Adha, one of the most important holidays of the Islamic calendar.
"We need to be partners in this society," said Iyad Hindi, the director of outreach for the society's Raleigh chapter. "This is one way we share with others. We're extending a hand outside the Muslim community."
Members of the Raleigh chapter delivered the meat Saturday in light of Eid-al Adha, which was celebrated in December. The holiday calls on Muslims to slaughter a goat, sheep or cow in remembrance of the patriarch Abraham, who was willing to sacrifice his son for God.