Restore the original function of the mosque, diversifying its community activities
7 October 2019, IPOH: The government hopes all mosque committees across the country will work to create a program that will regulate their mosque and restore its role as it should.
Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusuf said Islamic history has proven that the mosque is an important institution that is not just for worship and worship.
“The mosque is also a center of education, a place of meeting and interaction, a center for celebrating festivals, recreation and the like, an administrative center, a charity, and even a place of economic activity."
As such, the mosque is at the heart of important community life and this function needs to be restored, ”he said when opening the Ummatic 2.0 Festival at the Muhammad Al Fateh Mosque here on October 4.
The second festival is aimed at carrying out edu dakwah activities for all non-Muslims.
It is organized by the Muhammad Al Fateh Mosque in collaboration with the Islamic State Foundation of Malaysia (YADIM) and several other agencies.
Also present at the event were Perak State Executive Exco Hasnul Zulkarnain Abd Munaim, Perak State Finance Officer Dato 'Abu Bakar Said, Perak Islamic Religious Department Director Dato' Yusop Husin, YADIM Deputy President, Ustaz Zolkharnain Abidin representatives of non-governmental agencies.
In the meantime, Mujahid said, in line with the government's move to implement Lil Alamin's idea, the effort to direct the mosque was exactly what it was intended to achieve.
"Of course, what is being implemented is also in line with the government's efforts to make Islam understood in a real and non-traditional context," he said.
Touching on the festival, Mujahid said the success of YADIM and the Muhammad AL Fateh Mosque in organizing the Ummatic Festival should be an example for all the mosques in the country to proactively lead their mosques with various beneficial activities.
He added that looking at the content, this approach could draw the community closer to the mosque institution and not just think of it as a place of worship alone.
"Congratulations to the management and YADIM, and who knows, maybe we can hold a National Level Rahmah Carnival in Perak next year," he said.
Source : Perak Insights