The Word of God S.W.T. in surah Al-Hajj verse 36-37,
“Then eat part of it (the sacrificial meat) and give food to those who are satisfied with what they have (those who do not beg) and those who ask. The sacrificial meats and His blood can never reach (the pleasure of) God, but it is your piety that can reach it”.
Burundi is one of the countries in Africa. It is located in Central Africa, south of the equator. Burundi is a country of a thousand problems because it faces the pressure of population and few natural resources, besides having the most conflicts in Africa and in the world.
One of the main problems is the lack of food. The World Food Program (WFP) reports that the level of food insecurity there is also alarming. 52 percent of children under 5 are stunted. In addition, the rate of malnutrition is relatively high in Burundi, most of which occurs in rural communities. In addition, according to the Global Hunger Index (GHI) data, the level of hunger in Burundi continues to increase and worsen every year.
Therefore, health problems there are still worsening due to infectious diseases and malnutrition. Malaria, cholera, measles, influenza, and diarrhea are the main diseases in Burundi. Burundi has hospital facilities but they are quite limited, this situation worsens the life of the people there.
Moreover, Burundi is the poorest country in the world. Based on World Bank data, their country’s gross income is the lowest in the world. About 70 percent of Burundi’s population lives in poverty. This happened because the country has been experiencing an economic crisis for the past seven years which has made life in Burundi very difficult at this point. This small country has a large population, but most of them live below the poverty line.
In conclusion, we need to be considerate and tolerant thereby distributing some of the sacrificial meat to them in conjunction with Eid al-Adha. We hope that Eid al-Adha will be the happiest day for Muslims in Burundi.