SERIAN: The Al-Muttaqin Mosque in Kota Samarahan which underwent renovations will be ready by September this year.
Interior decoration works are now fully underway in the mosque following the handover of the completed project in 2021.
Kota Samarahan Mosque Welfare Trust Board chairman Datuk Mohd Naroden Majais said related works have now reached 98 per cent completion.
He said about RM17mil has been spent by the State government to complete the project.
“Over the last two years, we have completed extensive renovations, including the replacement of the roofing.
“Previously, a total of RM13mil was approved for the refurbishment work of the mosque. As new things were added, the project cost went up to RM17mil.
“The mosque will be the best in the whole state. It could become a new landmark in Samarahan, the pride of the people,” he said during the distribution of cattle in conjunction with Aidiladha at PPES Ternak Sdn. Bhd. Halal Abattoir Complex, Siburan recently.
Naroden said they have consulted with local consultants on the designs and came up with a beautiful design inspired by one in Nilai, Seremban, which he regarded as the most beautiful mosque in the country.
The new Al-Muttaqin Mosque will have the capacity to accommodate 3,000 worshippers at a time.
A total of 71 cows were donated to the Muslim community in the district as well as in Samarahan area in conjunction with the Hari Raya Aidiladha celebration.
Donated by the Kota Samarahan Mosque Welfare Trust Board, the board has cooperated with MPs and assemblymen in implementing the programme to distribute the cattle to their respective jurisdiction.
“At the request of the people’s representatives, the number of cows usually donated – eight cows for each area – was raised to 10.
“This year, the board donated 70 cows in total for the seven areas – Gedong, Sadong Jaya, Stakan, Muara Tuang, Asajaya, Simunjan and Sebuyau.
“And a cow is for the Al-Muttaqin Mosque Management Committee, he said.
Samarahan MP Datuk Rubiah Wang added that the donated cattle were to give to the poor Muslim community.
The two-year lapse due to COVID-19 saw an increase in population and addition to villages.
Thus, Rubiah said the number of donated cows was increased to meet the need.
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