We encourage Muslim families in Canada to make Eid Al-Adha animal sacrifice or perform Abraham Festival of Sacrifice.
We are now staying in Canada for a few generations. We all need to show in a visible but peaceful way we are Muslims and our identity of Islam.
Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha are two big opportunities for Muslims to celebrate and show mainstream about peaceful Muslim celebrations.
We all in our day-to-day life consume lamb or cows.
For the last 25 years, we in SNMC and ourselves have made animal sacrifices and arranged for others to make animal sacrifices.
We collect meat from the community and distribute it to Ottawa food bank, Sadaqa food bank and neighbors, Muslims, and non-Muslims and needy.
Some of us also like to give animal sacrifices back home, which is understandable for the needy and relatives. We have been suggesting for Canadian Muslims, as we can afford, give sacrifice back home as well as in Canada.
We would be able to distribute to our neighbors Muslims and non-Muslims and we have seen firsthand over the years, everyone in our neighborhood likes fresh meat.
We can also use SNMC to distribute to friends, neighbors, needy Sadaqa food bank, Ottawa food bank
It is an easy and peaceful way of showing Islamic practices and they, the people of the book, know it as the Abraham festival of Sacrifice.
This is one of the easy ways to tackle Islamophobia.
May Allah swt forgive us guide us and make it easy for us and our children to live with Muslim identity in a visible way
With Salaam and Regards,