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CAIR-MI: Muslims to Mark Eid by Distributing Meat to Needy

(LATHRUP VILLAGE, MI, 1/4/06) – On Saturday, January 14, Islamic centers in Dearborn, Detroit and Hamtramck, as well as Gleaners Community Food Bank of
Southeastern Michigan, will serve as distribution centers for an Eid ul-Adha meat distribution program serving needy families.

The Eid ul-Adha holiday marks the end of Hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca, which Muslims are obligated to make at least once in a lifetime if physically or financially able. Along with communal prayers, Muslims sacrifice an animal or pay for an animal to be sacrificed in remembrance of Abraham’s willingness to offer his son at God’s command. The meat is distributed to relatives and to the needy.

The Islamic Shura Council of Michigan and Islamic Relief hope to distribute some 15,000 pounds of lamb in Southeastern Michigan.

“We hope this first-of-its-kind initiative leads to more such charitable efforts to serve needy families in our state,” said CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid.

CONTACT: CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid, 248-569-2203 or 248-842-1418, E-Mail: dawud07@yahoo.com

 

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