Tuesday, June 23, 2020
The President of Religious Affairs Prof. Dr. Ali Erbaş announced that Turkiye Diyanet Foundation determined the price for sacrificing by proxy in 2020 as 975 TL in Turkey and 825 TL abroad
“Introductory Meeting of 2020 Sacrificing by Proxy Program” which was organized by the cooperation of the Presidency of Religious Affairs and Turkiye Diyanet Foundation (TDV) was attended by the President of Religious Affairs and the Chairman of Board of Trustees of Turkiye Diyanet Foundation Prof. Dr. Ali Erbaş.
Giving a speech at the meeting which was held in TDV Kocatepe Conference Hall, the President of Religious Affairs Erbaş expressed that Muslims who are the members of a great belief and a great civilization are responsible to make efforts for peace, goodness and ethics to dominate all over the World and said that one of the most beautiful ways where this consciousness and goal live for this objective is “the Sacrificing by Proxy Program.”
Expressing his pleasure to see that this kind of movement of goodness has spread worldwide in recent years, the President Erbaş said “Thus, sacrificing is being turned into a global movement and season of goodness in which bridges are built between individuals, societies and nations by considering the humanity as one big family.”
Stating that the Sacrificing by Proxy Program shows in the best way that the borders are not a hindrance to sharing and the brotherhood accepts no limitation, the President Erbaş talked as “The organization of sacrificing by proxy adds strength to our unity and solidarity, brotherhood and affection, and love by bringing the joy of Eid to a home and everyone with the spirit of helping and supporting each other.”
“We have realized that our greatest opportunity is to help and share.”
Expressing that due to an epidemic at the global scale, Covid-19, humanity has been going through a difficult process and this epidemic has taught a lot to the humanity, the President Erbaş used expressions as “In this process, our Lord, the Almighty Allah (swt) will grant us full understanding of the fact that the world we live in is just entrusted to us, Insha Allah. We have realized that our greatest opportunity is to take care of those who are in need, poor and old and help and share. We have come to a better understanding of the fact that our greatest wealth is to own each other.”
Drawing the attention to the fact that due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the poor and needy regions of the world have been exposed to more difficult conditions and need more help, the President Erbaş recorded that “the Sacrificing by Proxy Program” has gained much importance especially this year.
“Turkiye Diyanet Foundation of ours has been the hope and joy of the poor and helpless”
The President Erbaş emphasized that the Sacrificing by Proxy Program is an organization of goodness that extends from Africa to Asia, from the Far East to South America and continued his words as follows:
“It is also of great significance in terms of introducing the universal principles of Islam and the identity of being a Muslim to the world. As a matter of fact, we all know that the lands going green with the sacrifices have witnessed many stories of turning to the right path. When we listen to our volunteers and officials returning from the sacrificing organization for their stories, we feel so touched that we almost cry and these stories reveal that we should pay more attention to this issue.”
Stating that they extended their helping hands to every part of the World where they need it, regardless of the language, religion, race, sect, or character, the President Erbaş talked as “The Presidency of Religious Affairs and Turkiye Diyanet Foundation have performed works of goodness in many areas such as from social aid to education and from the construction of mosques to the satisfaction of the hearts. They are the hope and joy of Muslim minorities in the world, and those who are exposed to wars, invasions, natural disasters, the poor, the homeless and the helpless, especially our brothers who are in need in our country.”
“Our Foundation have been carrying out the sacrificing proxies of our nation in compliance with the principle of respecting to the entrusted”
The President Erbaş said that TDV has set an example in terms of sacrificing by proxy, as well as other areas where it operates with its 45 years of experience, experienced personnel, awareness of the responsibility that it carries and the service mentality.
Emphasizing that TDV have been carrying out the sacrificing proxies in compliance with the principle of respecting to the entrusted and with a deep care, the President Erbaş talked as “Our Foundation have been carrying out the sacrificing proxies of our nation in compliance with the “principle of respecting to the entrusted of our religion” with utmost care and transparency. The animals are sacrificed in the supervision of our hodjas working in the Presidency of Religious Affairs and the officials and volunteers of our Foundation in person by reading the names of the Proxy owners one by one.”
The President Erbaş reminded that TDV delivered the sacrificial meats of animals which were sacrificed in accordance with the Islamic procedures to those who are in need in our country and abroad, and continued his words as follows:
“They deliver the sacrificial meats to those who are in need, refugees and immigrant brothers and sisters, the Qur’an courses and student dormitories, that is, anyone who are in need in our country in particular; and to our brothers who are oppressed and those who are in need in a large geography, especially starting from Africa where famine, poverty and wars are intense, from the Central Asia to Balkans, from Caucasia to Far East and South America as abroad.”
“Share your sacrifice, get closer to your brother”
Stating that they will carry the joy of Eid and the hand of goodness of our nation to those who are in need, the oppressed, the victim and the helpless in the Eid al-Adha this year as well, the President Erbaş talked as “We will strive with greater excitement and devotion with the theme of “Share your sacrifice, get closer to your brother” to put a smile on the faces of more people who are oppressed and in need and contribute them to enjoy the Eid even the slightest bit.”
The President Erbaş stated that Covid-19 measures were taken into consideration in the planning of the Sacrificing by Proxy Program as well, and continued his words as follows:
“Although there has been a decrease in the number of countries where we will sacrifice animals and distribute the meats and the number of volunteers we will take to such countries in the scope of coronavirus measures this year, we will sacrifice the sacrificial animals of our nation and deliver them to those who are in need with the support of our consultants, attaches, religious officials, coordinators and the religious administrations and local partners in the relevant countries of almost 100 abroad in a safely manner.”
“The trust of our nation in the Turkiye Diyanet Foundation of ours is increasing in a daily manner”
The President Erbaş recorded that in 2019, 453 thousand 560 share sacrifice that were entrusted to Turkiye Diyanet Foundation were sacrificed and distributed to those who are in need in 424 sacrificial points in the counties and provinces domestically, and in 423 regions of 149 countries abroad in the supervision of the officials and volunteers in person.
Saying that “The number of the sacrificial proxies that are entrusted to our Foundations are increasing remarkably in every year. This situation shows that the trust of our nation in the Turkiye Diyanet Foundation of ours is increasing in a daily manner,” the President Erbaş used expressions as “We take objective of delivering the hand of goodness of our nation to those who are oppressed, victim, helpless and refugees of over 20 million in our country and abroad by surpassing the number of donations we received last year with the support and benevolence of our nation.”
“The price for sacrificing by Proxy be 975 TL in Turkey and 825 TL abroad by TDV”
Announcing the price for sacrificing by Proxy in 2020, the President Erbaş said “We, Turkiye Diyanet Foundation, determined the price for sacrificing by proxy in 2020 as 975 TL in Turkey and 825 TL abroad.”
Expressing that those who want to support the sacrificing by Proxy organization of TDV may donate online at the addresses www.tdv.org and bagis.tdv.org, the President Erbaş continued his words as follows:
“Our citizens may give the Proxy for sacrifice through the mobile donation app as well as contributing to the Turkiye Diyanet Foundation sacrificing program through the county and provincial muftiates, TDV branches, religious officials, all PTT (Turkish Post, Telephone and Telegram Office) branches and the contracted banks. Our citizens may reach to detailed information regarding the sacrificial Proxy by contacting the telephone number of +90 312 416 90 00. The citizens who live abroad may donate in a safely manner through the consultancies of religious services and attaches’ offices, and the mosque foundations and religious officials in the respective countries.”
After his speech, the President Erbaş took a souvenir photo with the volunteers who represent the 7 continents and will take part in the sacrificing by proxy program.
The meeting was attended by Vice President of Religious Affairs Dr. Burhan İşliyen, executives of the Presidency, the Second Chairman of Board of Trustees of TDV İhsan Açık and many TDV volunteers.