Eid Al Adha is a day of remembrance and celebration for Muslims. ILM’s Humanitarian Day can help you fulfill your Qurbani obligation for Eid Al Adha, while helping brothers and sisters in Ghana, Togo, and Malawi. We appreciate your generosity during this blessed time
WHO ARE WE?
ILM Foundation, a 501 (c) 3, California nonprofit organization founded in 1997. Humanitarian Day was established in 2001 to deliver gift bags, food, new clothing, and other necessities. Humanitarian Day was recently featured in the LA Times for work in Los Angeles, USA. See video link here
ILM provides leadership and project management training to young professionals. To date, ILM Foundation has served over 100,000 needy persons and provided nearly 25,000 volunteers with opportunities with service-learning training.
ILM Foundation is managed by its Co-Founder and Director, Naim Shah Jr. CPA, M.Ed.; Director of Operations, Hanif Madyun; and Co-Founder and Chairperson Imam Hanafi Shakur. Currently, we are working in the USA, Ghana, Togo and Malawi. Our focus in Africa is to design sustainable land-based projects that support the development of families raising orphans.
Humanitarian Day is the name of ILM’s seasonal projects in Ramadan and Eid Al Adha. The Qurbani projects strive to economically empower the communities we serve by purchasing Qurbani from local farmers for fresh distributions. We also aim to enhance local volunteer capacity, micro-business development, and training.
HD QURBANI LOCATIONS
Ghana: We work in the Greater Accra and Eastern regions. About 42% of the population of 30.4 million is children. Orphans in Ghana are normally cared for by their primary and/ or extended family; however, 16% of the children under the age of 15 are not living with either parent and are disparately impacted by extreme poverty. ILM local partner is Humanitarian Day International Ghana.
Malawi: Malawi is the sixth-poorest country in the world. According to the World Bank, around 70% of the population in Malawi lives on less than $1.90 per day (2011 Purchasing Power Parity). Sustainable Aid Foundation is ILM’s local NGO partner. Our work is mainly in Mangochi, Malawi, a community of the Chowe Village which is family based. Residents rely on farm produce, especially corn, which is their cash crop. Over 80% of the homes in this area house two to three orphans.
Togo: Togo is a West African nation on the Gulf of Guinea. Nearly 7 out of 10 people in Togo live on less than $2 a day. ILM’s local partners include the Bureau of Social Services, Togo. ILM reaches both urban and rural areas in four majority Muslim (90%) regions: Koussountou, Goubi, Kamboli, and Bago.
HD QURBANI PRODUCTS
Refer to the table below for a breakdown of regional products and prices.
KEY QURBANI GUIDELINES:
The Qurbani distribution targets (widows, orphans, elderly, disabled, and others in need) will receive Qurbani packages which are roughly 10 lbs each. One package should last an average family 3 to 5 days.
The Qurbani slaughtering schedule takes place during the Islamic month of Dhul-Hijjah, from dawn on the 10th day to sunset on the 12th.
Donating Qurbani on behalf of someone else is permissible. Please provide us your intention of donating your Qurbani on behalf of someone else to ensure an accurate allocation. It is permissible for Muslims to make a Qurbani donation on behalf of their parents. Even the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) offered the sacrifice on behalf of his family, including those who had already passed on.
Muslim Mothers of Malawi are accustomed to caring for an additional one or two orphans per home.
Remember the Sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim (AS)
HD offers cows, lambs, and goats. One cow is seven shares. Qurbani honors the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice Ismael, his son, as an act of obedience to Allah. After his full submission was accepted, he was commanded to sacrifice a lamb instead.
2023 Qurbani Project Campaign Objectives
- Distribute 1,000 parcels to Muslims in need.
- Purchase 100% of the Qurbani through HD farmer’s Network
- Train 20 new volunteers to expand our capacity for 2024
- Improve the capacity of local partners to improve project quality and efficiency.
Our team in Malawi supports local farms owned by widows of the community. We are grateful for your support and providing us with an opportunity to serve God, through serving humanity.
We are converting one day into a life mission.