Katimahar mosque donates to 35 individuals

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BRUNEI MUARA

Donations in the form of daily basic necessities and cash were handed out to 35 individuals comprising orphans, Muslim converts and the undeprivileged residing in Kg Katimahar, Kg Lugu and Kg Kulapis yesterday evening.

The donation ceremony was held at Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien (MPSBSOAS) mosque in Kg Katimahar.

On hand to give out the donations was Ustaz Hj Abdul Rajid Hj Mohammad Salleh, the director of mosque affairs at the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA)

The donations were contributed by residents living around Kg Katimahar, Kg Lugu and Kg Kulapis as well as congregants of the MPSBSOAS mosque.

In a speech which was prepared by the chairman of the organising committee Imam Hj Hassan Hj Taha, and read out by Imam Md Endy Hj Masri, the event was an initiative by staff members of the mosque and its Takmir committee. It was the first one to be held by the mosque.

According to the chairman, among the objectives of the event was to give an opportunity to congregants as well as the public to donate in order to help alleviate some of the burden of those in need.

Recipients of the donations comprised those identified through information given by village heads of Kg Katimahar, Kg Lugu and Kg Kulapis.

In an interview, 74-year-old Nurjannah Hj Adam, told The Brunei Times that it is sufficient and she will use the money to buy household items.

Nurjannah, who is currently being supported by three of her children including her daughter who she is living with, receives old age pension which she uses to pay for her living expenses

“They try to help me buy household items even though they already have families to support,” she said.

Nur Shah Amirah Izzati Abdullah, 33, one of the Muslim converts and donation recipient, said she is thankful for the help and will use it on her children and pay for the household’s needs.

Another donation recipient, 12-year-old Md Chang Iman Hj Suhaimi, who is the youngest of three and is living with his mother, said he will put the money into his savings.

The Brunei Times