No fewer than 150 Muslim homes and 400 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) had smiles put on their faces during the Eid ul Adha festival as the Nigeria Office of the International Muslim Women Union (IMWU) distributed Qurbani (Eid meat) to the less privileged.
The distribution exercise, first of its kind, was held simultaneously in Abuja, Osun and Lagos states on the second day of Eid-ul-Adha, Monday, August 12, 2019.
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About 400 persons were beneficiaries at the IDP camp, Sabo Kuchingoro FCT, Abuja. At the same time, 60 families in Osun and 90 in Lagos States also benefitted from the event.
The kind gesture was facilitated by the International Muslim Women Union (IMWU), Malaysia.
International Muslim Women Union (IMWU) is a global group of Muslim women organisations with its headquarters in Khartoum, Sudan and branches in different countries of the world, which majorly represent Muslim women across the globe in affairs that particularly concern them.
The IMWU Nigeria Office has Dr Khadijah Olaniyan-Shobowale as Head and Hajiah Sherifah Yusuf-Ajibade as a Member of the Union’s Council of Trustees.
In an interview with DAILY INDEPENDENT, the Head of the Nigeria Office of IMWU, Dr Khadijah Olaniyan-Shobowale noted that the distribution was aimed at putting smiles on the faces of Muslims during the festive season.
Dr Olaniyan noted that “As Muslims, we have the opportunity to give Sadaqah (voluntary charity). Alhamdulilah, we met with our sister organisations in Malaysia, where they offered to provide facilities to help ameliorate the challenges of Muslims during the Eid ul Adha festival. That was what happened.
“Alhamdulillah, we slaughtered six cows in 3 different locations in Nigeria, namely the IDP camp at Sabo Kuchingoro FCT in Abuja, in the State of Osun and at the Dawah Centre in Lagos State,” she said.
In an interview with Daily INDEPENDENT, the beneficiaries expressed happiness at the kind gesture by the body, saying it brought great relief, especially for the festive season.
One of the beneficiaries, Imam Abdul Waheed Ibrahim said, “I’m very happy because their intention was for those of us that didn’t have the opportunity to slaughter for Eid ul Adha to have something to eat. This act has done nothing to us than make us happy. I pray to Allah to be with them. It is from the little Allah gave them that they have given us.”
Hajiah Akinsanya Sherifah was short of words as she simply said, “I say JazakumuLlahu Khayran. May Allah bless them the more. We are grateful for this.”
Other activities of the Nigeria Office of IMWU include the provision of relief materials during Ramadan, counselling sessions for university students, assisting female students to secure admission into Sudanese universities on scholarship and many others.
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