Provide free Internet, mosque management urged

Rahman says Wi-Fi facilities at mosques will attract more young people to the religious institution.

KUCHING: All mosque management committees in Sarawak are urged to equip their mosques with free wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) facilities.

“Times have changed. We want people from all walks of life, especially the younger generation and our children, to utilise mosques not only for performing prayers, but also as a centre for learning.

“In today’s scenario where we live in both reality and virtual world, the use of the Internet is very important, especially for young people who rely a lot on the facility,” said Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Islamic Affairs and DBKU) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi.

“With the availability of free Wi-Fi at mosques, I believe it will draw young people to the premises,” he said at the Sarawak Islamic Council contribution handover here on Tuesday (Aug 25).

“Internet facilities can help us provide tuition classes at the mosque for children as well as for courses and trainings.

“I believe this would benefit immensely not only the mosques, but also the community by conducting more quality and meaningful programmes for all.”