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 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 were collected and distributed during this time. ISCOM has partnered with Gleaners Food Pantry, the Detroit Muslim Mission, Mercy International and others to make this huge undertaking successful.
This year, the MMCC has made a commitment to work with the United Way of Southeastern Michigan to help its Fight Against Hunger. As part of this effort, we are pleased to announce that we will be coordinating the 2012 Michigan Oudhia (Sacrifice) Program, where we expect to collect and distribute enough meat to feed over 25,000 people in Metro Detroit, God willing. Please stay tuned for more details.
Pictures from the 2008 and 2009 Oudhia events. More pictures can be found in the Events archives for years dating back to 2006.
Michigan Muslim Community Council
30701 Woodward Avenue, Suite 310
Royal Oak, MI 48073