Sunday, July 18, 2021

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Aidiladha prayers allowed in Sarawak with limited worshippers

KUCHING: Sarawak allows the attendance of not more than 500 congregants for Aidiladha prayers at the Masjid Jamek Negeri on Tuesday. Sarawak Islamic Council (MIS) said in a statement today that not more than 150 worshippers were allowed at divisional,...

TYT, CM perform Solat Sunat Aidilfitri prayers

KUCHING: Head of State Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, accompanied by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, performed the Solat Sunat Aidilfitri at Masjid Jamek in Petra Jaya on the first day of Hari Raya yesterday...

Chittirai Puttandu and Vishu tomorrow

Tamil New Year, Vishu rush in Little India, Brickfields KUALA LUMPUR: The Tamil and Malayalee communities in this country will observe their respective new year festivals on April 14, namely Chittirai Puttandu and Vishu respectively. A survey at Little India in...

Non-Muslims free to use word ‘Allah’

MULU: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has reiterated that non-Muslims in Sarawak are free to use the word ‘Allah’ in their prayers and religious publications. “In Sarawak, you can use (the word) ‘Allah’, while for some they...

Muhyiddin touched by former penghulu’s prayer

KOTA SAMARAHAN: Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said he was touched by the prayer recited by a frail former ‘penghulu’ (village head) he visited during the Ziarah Kasih programme in Kampung Sindang here today (April 2). He said that Aris Johari, 74, one of the villagers he visited under the programme, had recited a prayer for the prime minister to continue with efforts to help the people. “The prayers recited by ordinary people for leaders are extraordinary. Leaders like us always pray for our people to have good lives,” he said. He said this when speaking at a get-together with community leaders at the Institute of Teachers Education (IPG) Tun Abdul Razak Campus, which he attended after participating in the Ziarah Kasih programme. His wife Puan Sri Noorainee Abdul Rahman, Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg and several federal and state ministers were also present. Meanwhile, another resident of Kampung Sindang, Selha Slet, 67, a single mother of five children, said it was like a dream when Muhyiddin visited her home and spent about 20 minutes talking with her and her family. “I had palpitations as soon as I found out that the prime minister wanted to visit us. All this while I only watched him on television, but today he was before my own eyes. I feel very lucky; our rezeki  that he was willing to come to our house. “Our prime minister is very friendly and caring about the people,” said Selha, whose husband died in 2014. – Bernama

Activities at temples allowed but with strict SOP

KUCHING: Prayer activities at temples during Chinese New Year (CNY) are allowed, but must be held in accordance with strict standard operating procedures (SOPs). This is contained in an updated SOP released by the state Ministry of Local Government and...

Fishermen perform prayers recital in Batang Lupar

LINGGA: The tradition of reciting prayers, performed in the middle of the Batang Lupar, is now revived by a new generation of fishermen here. According to a local fisherman Ahmad Marbawi Loben, during the event, the fishermen will gather in...

First Muslim prayer in Hagia Sophia as mosque

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan joined thousands Friday in the first Muslim prayers in Hagia Sophia since the Istanbul landmark was controversially converted back into a mosque. Massive crowds gathered inside and outside the Unesco World Heritage site, some...

Celebrating Wesak Day in the new norm

KUALA LUMPUR: Buddhists in Malaysia will celebrate Wesak Day, commemorating the birthday, enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha, tomorrow at home in the new norm forced by the Covid-19 pandemic, without the usual temple festival and night float procession. The movement...

Aidilfitri prayers can be performed at home

GEORGE TOWN: Muslims in Penang can perform Aidilfitri prayers at their respective homes during the movement control order (MCO) with or without a sermon according to ability and appropriateness, said Penang Mufti Datuk Seri Dr Wan Salim Wan Mohd Noor. Wan Salim,...
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