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On Eid Ul Adha celebration: Darul Biri Charitable Foundation extends philanthropic gesture to Muslims

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Darul Biri Charitable Foundation is an Islamic organisation whose primary objectives are philanthropy and social well-being such as educational, religious, and other activities serving the public interest and common good. The work of the Foundation was visible with the building of Masjids, wells, and schools in less privileged communities, and in the month of Ramadan providing food items for Muslims. In continuation of its support to the Muslims, the foundation with support from the Emirates Red Crescent has slaughtered 25 Cows and shared them with Muslims in the Yams Farm Community.
Sheikh Saidu Mansaray Director General of Darul Biri Charitable Foundation said with support from the Emirates Red Crescent the gesture is a way of celebrating their Al-Adahi Project, which means Eid Ul Adha Slaughtering.
Mansaray continue to say for the past five years they’ve been slaughtering cows and with them to Muslims at Yams Farm in the East End part of Freetown and that the community people are the beneficiaries. He further stated that the Charity they gave to Muslims is based on the support they received from their donors.
Sheikh Amara Katta English Secretary-General said their aim and ambition is to give support to the less privileged and deprived communities. He further stated that after receiving this support from their donors their own duties is to ensure this charity reaches the actual beneficiaries Katta Further said their work is not only based on slaughtering cows and sharing with Muslims but Mohamed Ibrahim Sawyer applauded the move made by the Darul Biri Charitable Foundation.
Sawyer said: “Some of us are unable to go to cow yards to buy meat but his kind of gesture will help us to prepare a meal that will serve us for two to three days.” Sawyer further stated due to the hardship in the country they are unable to buy pounds of meat but with the support from Darul Biri Charitable Foundation some of them have received up to five to six pounds of meat.
Sheikh Mohamed Turay reiterated and expressed gratitude for the gesture. Turay said: “We are happy for the gesture, as we all know things are hard in the country. For me to buy a pound of meat for a day is not easy but with such charitable support I pray that Allah will continue to bless and provide for them and that all of to witness next year’s program again.”
However, in concluding his statement Sheikh Saidu Mansaray Director General of Darul Biri Charitable Foundation said they are asking the donors to continue with their support every year as the needs of the less privileged keep arising.
Muslims therefore believe that the act of sacrifice is something that helps them grow closer to God and strengthens their faith. The Prophet Ibrahim’s commitment to his task also represents the idea of absolute submission to God’s will; a theme that reoccurs throughout the Quran.

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