Filipino-Turkish School of Tolerance Donates Beef in Feast of Sacrifice

Filipino-Turkish Tolerance School
Filipino-Turkish Tolerance School


Date posted: October 30, 2012

NONOY E. LACSON October 26, 2012

ZAMBOANGA CITY — The Filipino-Turkish Tolerance School in this city yesterday commemorated the feast of Eid’l Adha or the facet of Sacrifice by slaughtering some 300 heads of cows and distributed their meat to the poor Muslim and Christian people residing in poor villages of this city.

Mustafa Yasin Ayyildiz, the director general of the school said the funds used in the purchase of about 300 heads of cows came from their foreign country donors.

Ayyildiz said about 16,000 kilos of beef packed in plastic bags containing 2 kilos of beef each has been distributed to major mosques in this city, to the city government, some national government offices and Barangay heads.

Mehmet Biter, the elementary school director said the slaughtering of cows during the feast of Eid’l Adha is one of the major activities the school community is observing yearly.

“The school is observing this event yearly and during the event we are slaughtering cows and their meat are given to the poor Christian and Muslim people of this city,” Biter said.

Biter was also quick to say that their school is a non-sectarian school and they don’t teach religion in their school contrary to the claim of some people in this city that the school is inculcating Muslim religion to their students.

The Eid’l Adha or “Feast of Sacrifice” is an important three-day religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to honor the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son Ishmael as an act of obedience to God. This story forever inspires Muslims to make necessary sacrifices to uphold the common good and advance a noble goal, Biter recounted to newsmen here.

Source: Manila Bulletin


Related News

Embrace Relief headed down to Haiti to help orphanages

Embrace Relief distributed clothing and food to approximately 40 children. The first orphanage was fortunate enough to have a water well and electricity in one of the bedrooms for the orphans, however, the children had very little in terms of clothing, shoes and sustainable food.

TUSKON’s Turkish-Filipino Initiatives to Open New Trade Doors

TUSKON, Confederation of Businessmen and Industrialists of Turkey, opens new trade doors with Turkish-Filipino Business Forum in the capital Manila. A delegation of TUSKON businesspeople organized a business trip to the Philippines on January 26-30. As a part of their agenda, the delegation met with the Vice President of Philippines Jejomar Binay at the presidential […]

Philanthropy key to peacebuilding and settlement of conflicts

The Journalists and Writers Foundation (GYV) and Is Anybody There? Association (KYM) jointly organized the conference titled “International Conference on Philanthropy and Peacebuilding” between April 12-13, 2014, with participants from 19 countries including Russia, the UK, India, Nigeria and the Philippines.

Turkish Charity in Virginia send 30 thousand blankets to Syrian refugees

Organizing an aid campaign in USA’s Virginia state, Turkey’s Kimse Yok Mu (Is Anybody There?) charity association managed to collect 30 thousand blankets and USD 70,000 for Syrian refugees in Turkey.

NTIC Foundation: Touching lives in Nigeria

Foreign capital typically finds its place among the most promising market indicators, as transnational investors constantly seek maximum returns on their investments. But for the First Surat Group Company, it is obviously not all about the bottom line.

Fethullah Gulen: I am not hiding and not on the run

Sherko Hama Amin, a member of the Kurdistan Parliament’s Education Committee, told NRT that schools should not be shut down over political reasons, especially a political issue outside the region. The Turkish government has previously, even before the July 15 military coup attempt, called on the KRG to close schools connected to the Gulen movement in the region.

Latest News

Fethullah Gülen’s Condolence Message for South African Human Rights Defender Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Hizmet Movement Declares Core Values with Unified Voice

Ankara systematically tortures supporters of Gülen movement, Kurds, Turkey Tribunal rapporteurs say

Erdogan possessed by Pharaoh, Herod, Hitler spirits?

Devious Use of International Organizations to Persecute Dissidents Abroad: The Erdogan Case

A “Controlled Coup”: Erdogan’s Contribution to the Autocrats’ Playbook

Why is Turkey’s Erdogan persecuting the Gulen movement?

Purge-victim man sent back to prison over Gulen links despite stage 4 cancer diagnosis

University refuses admission to woman jailed over Gülen links

In Case You Missed It

Does the Gülen movement securitize the Kurdish question?

Arresting police to make Erdoğan happy

Writers, journalists gather to discuss media’s role in social cohesion

Islamabad High Court moved against expected closure of Turkish schools

Zaman Arabic aims to be online paper of reference

Three ministers resign as one urges PM to step down amid corruption probe

Students from 135 countries to join Turkish Olympiads this year

Copyright 2024 Hizmet News