Monday, June 14, 2021
Prof. Dr. Ali Erbaş, the President of Religious Affairs, has announced that Turkiye Diyanet Foundation determined the prices for qurbani by proxy for the year 2021 as ₺1125 for Turkey and ₺925 for overseas countries
Prof. Dr. Ali Erbaş, the President of Religious Affairs, and the Chairman of Board of Trustees of Turkiye Diyanet Foundation, attended the “Introductory Meeting of Qurbani by Proxy Program 2021” which was organized by the Presidency of Religious Affairs and the Turkiye Diyanet Foundation (TDV) in cooperation.
Giving a speech at the meeting held in the TDV Kocatepe Conference Hall, Erbaş, the President of Religious Affairs, expressed that our civilization is a civilization of mercy and said, “The worship of qurbani is the pursuit of approaching our Lord (swt) and reaching to the good, the beautiful and the truth. It is the symbol of love, faithfulness, loyalty and devotion. It is an important blessing that strengthens the consciousness of benevolence towards the Creator and the morality of sharing with the creatures. It is a great worship that gives us the virtue and the will of sacrificing what we have for the sake of the values that we believe in.”
Noting the fact that the Presidency of Religious Affairs and Turkiye Diyanet Foundation (TDV) have always extended their helping hand to everywhere in the world that is in need regardless of language, religion, race, sect, or disposition, the President Erbaş said, “Our Presidency of Religious Affairs and Turkiye Diyanet Foundation (TDV) have been performing works of benevolence in various fields from social aids to education and from the construction of mosques to satisfying the hearts. They have been racing to help the Muslim minorities, the victims of war, invasion and disasters, the poor, the unprotected, the orphan and the helpless.”
President Erbaş underlined that Turkiye Diyanet Foundation (TDV) have contributed to numerous beautiful services as the bridge of benevolence of our nation with the belief that ‘goodness will change the world’ since its establishment till this very day and have become an institution that is the symbol of goodness in our country, across the Islamic geography and all over the world.
President Erbaş emphasized that the Organization of Qurbani by Proxy is one of the most important services that the Presidency of Religious Affairs has been executing together with Turkiye Diyanet Foundation (TDV), and that they have been executing this service unremittingly for almost 30 years.”
“Share Your Qurbani, Get Closer to Your Brother”
Noting that Turkiye Diyanet Foundation (TDV) has been carrying out the procedures of qurbani by proxy with a great sensitivity in accordance with the principles of the religion of Islam, President Erbaş continued his words as follows:
"In the organization that is executed under ultimate transparency, the slaughtering of qurbani animals is executed under the supervision of our hodjas from the Presidency of Religious Affairs and the volunteers of our Foundation in person, by reading the names of proxy owners.
Last year, 557,311 qurbani shares entrusted to the TDV were slaughtered at 430 slaughtering locations in Turkey, and in 308 regions from 74 countries abroad and were distributed to those who are in need.
In this year as well, within the scope of the Organization of Sacrificing by Proxy, the hand of benevolence of our nation shall reach those who are in need in our country and the oppressed, aggrieved and needy all over the world with a great precision and care, Insha Allah. We shall strive with greater excitement and devotion with the theme of “Share Your Qurbani, Get Closer to Your Brother” to put a smile on the faces of more people who are oppressed and in need, and contribute to their joy of Eid.”
“We should strengthen our mechanisms of solidarity and help further”
Stating that a difficult process has been experienced all over the world, the President Erbaş said, “Vulnerable people almost everywhere in the world, especially in Muslim countries, have been fighting for their existence in the vortex of occupations, wars, terror activities, oppressions, poverty and despair.”
Drawing the attention to the fact that everyone has a responsibility in the face of problems, conflicts, and sorrows experienced, Prof. Dr. Ali Erbaş noted as follows: “More duties fall upon us as the members of the civilization of justice and mercy. As Muslims, we should strengthen our mechanisms of solidarity and help further by exerting more efforts and devotions in unity and solidarity.”
Explaining that they have appointed the TDV for the slaughtering and the distribution of qurbani animals both in Turkey and overseas once again, the President of Religious Affairs Prof. Dr. Ali Erbaş continued as follows:
“We shall deliver the hand of benevolence of our beloved nation to all our geography of hearts expanding from Africa to the Central Asia, from the Balkans to the Caucasus and from the Far East to Latin America, where people live in poverty and deprivation, especially to our brothers who are in distress due to the hard times. For this, all preparations are underway, together with our fellow officers and volunteers, who are dedicated to the service of humanity everywhere, from the remotest corners of our country to the farthest countries of the world. Throughout the whole process from the stage of donation to the distribution of qurbani meat to those who are in need, this organization shall be executed with a team of thousands of people that consists of our religious officials in our country and abroad and the staff of the affiliates.”
“We aim to extend the helping hand of Turkey to more than 20 million people in need”
Underlining that the Presidency of Religious Affairs' and the TDV's service potential with their devoted human resources and the sensitivity they bear in this regard, conduces to a regular increase every year in the qurbani mandates entrusted to TDV, the President of Religious Affairs Prof. Dr. Ali Erbaş said:
“With the support and favor of our nation, we aim to extend the helping hand of Turkey to more than 20 million people in need by exceeding the donation amount we received last year. Within the scope of our efforts towards qurbani by proxy, we shall extend the helping hand of our people to our oppressed brothers and sisters in need in 81 provinces and 922 counties in Turkey and in 280 regions in around 100 countries abroad, Insha Allah.”
“TDV's prices for qurbani by proxy: ₺1125 in Turkey, ₺925 in overseas”
Stating that the service of qurbani by proxy in Turkey is carried out in coordination with Mufti's Offices, it is executed in overseas countries in coordination with our embassies, offices of the counsellors, attachés, coordination offices, and the local organizations, the President of Religious Affairs Prof. Dr. Ali Erbaş said: Türkiye Diyanet Foundation determined the prices for qurbani by proxy: ₺1125 in Turkey, ₺925 in overseas countries."
Expressing that those who would like to support the TDV’s qurbani by Proxy organization can visit www.tdv.org and bagis.tdv.org for donations, the President Erbaş continued his words as follows:
“Our citizens will also be able to apply for qurbani by proxy through our mobile donation application as well as contributing to the Turkiye Diyanet Foundation’s qurbani program through the county and provincial Mufti Offices, TDV branches, religious officials, all PTT (Turkish Post, Telephone and Telegram Office) branches and the contracted banks. Our citizens may also call +90 312 416 90 00 for further information on qurbani by proxy.
In addition to all these, qurbani donation booths shall be established at frequently visited locations in all of our 81 provinces so that our citizens can make their qurbani donations easily before the Eid al-Adha.
Our citizens will both be able to make donations and receive information on qurbani by proxy through the qurbani donation booths to be established by our 1003 branches at important locations in all our provinces and counties.
On this occasion, would like to express my heartfekt gratitude to our citizens who share their qurbanis, donations, and duas with the oppressed and those in need. Here I request our great Lord (swt) to let our good deeds strengthen our unity and integrity, sincerity, and brotherhood in our beloved homeland. I supplicate to my Almighty Lord (swt) to bring peace, abundance, wellness, and mercy to every point where our helping hand reaches in the world.”
After his speech, the President Erbaş had a commemorative photograph taken with the volunteers representing the seven continents and will take part in the qurbani by proxy program.
The meeting was attended by Osman Tıraşçı and Dr. Burhan İşliyen, the Vice Presidents of Religious Affairs; Hafiz Osman Şahin, the Chairman of Board of Inspection and Recitation of the Quran; Fatih Mehmet Karaca, the Chairman of Guidance and Audit; Akif Pusmaz, the General Director of Human Resources; Bünyamin Albayrak, the General Director of Religious Services; Remzi Bircan, the General Director of Hajj and Umrah Services; İhsan Açık, the Second Chairman of TDV Board of Trustees and many volunteers of TDV.