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Muslims are required to sacrifice meat during the Muslim Festival of Sacrifice, and distribute it to the poor, to family members, and to neigbors. Charitable giving (Zakaat) is one of the 5 pillars of Islam.
For many years, the former Islamic Shura Council of Michigan (now the Michigan Muslim Community Council) has collected and distributed the sacrificed meat to needy families in metro-Detroit. Over 30,000 lbs of meat are collected and distributed annually. MMCC has partnered with Islamic Relief, Mercy International, Zaman, Muslim Family Services, Gleaners Food Pantry, the Detroit Muslim Mission and others to make this huge undertaking successful.
Please make your contributions for 2015! The cost of each sacrifice is $160 in 2015. Click here for more info.
Meat from the sacrifices (oedhiya or qurbani) is transferred to boxes for delivery to those in need.
Dr Mouhib Ayyas oversees the food preparation and delivery
Local residents line up outside to recieve the food distributions at multiple locations throughout SE Michigan
Each drop off location gets a specified number of boxes of meat based on the number of people in need.
Michigan Muslim Community Council
30701 Woodward Avenue, Suite 310
Royal Oak, MI 48073