Ten underprivileged families of converts received basic necessities yesterday via a drive-through at Islamic Da’wah Centre (PDI), under Fathul Barakah 3.0, a joint project by the PDI and the Nurul Islam Association.
Acting PDI Director and guest of honour Haji Ahmad Abdussalam bin Haji Abdul Rahman officiated the event in the presence of Head of Muallaf Development Division Dr Hajah Rohanita binti Haji Yaakub and committee members of Nurul Islam Association.
The day kicked off with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Doa, read by Assistant Head of the Muallaf Development Division at the PDI Haji Mohd Nazri bin Haji Othman, followed by welcoming remarks from Dr Hajah Rohanita, who said that Fathul Barakah 3.0 was simultaneously held in PDI offices in the four districts.
Among the contributions received on March 5-6 were basic necessities such as rice, sugar, cooking oil and canned foods.
This year, some 400 packs of food items have been collected and will be distributed to all Muslim converts nationwide, either via the drive-through system or home delivery.
She also said the Muallaf Development Division is also distributing posters on Ramadhan practices to converts in the hope of reminding them to carry out religious practices outside of the obligatory reading of Al-Quran, performing Sahur, and enlivening Ramadhan nights of Terawih and Tedarus.
The distribution of posters is an initiative between the Muallaf Development Division and the Research and Publication Section of the PDI.