SMS service launched for Mosque Construction Fund donations

Syazwani Hj Rosli

Donations for the Mosque Construction Fund through an SMS service was launched by Acting Minister of Religious Affairs Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar yesterday.

DST and Progresif Cellular Sdn Bhd subscribers can donate by typing MASJID followed by the amount donated (1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 50 or 100) with no space in between and send it to 38111 via SMS by December 22.

Accompanying the acting minister on behalf of DST was Acting Senior Manager of the Corporate Counsel Unit Muhammad Zaki bin Wahab and on behalf of Progresif Cellular Sdn Bhd was Chief Administration Officer Hajah Nurul Haniah binti Haji Jaafar.

The establishment of the fund was intended as a permanent vessel (wadah kekal) for Muslims to gain rewards or Pahala in this life and the hereafter by offering contributions through mosque building.

The launching event provided an opportunity for Muslims across the country to spend their assets with the intention of Ibadah.

As of September 2019, BND7,380,758.70 million was collected. Two mosques that have been built through the fund including the Ar-Rahman Mosque in Kampong Tanjung Bunut and Ar-Rahim Mosque in Kampong Bukit Panggal.

Deputy State Mufti Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Japar bin Haji Mat Dain @ Maidin, member of the Brunei Islamic Religious Council (MUIB) Dato Seri Setia Haji Metussin bin Haji Baki in his capacity as the Collection and Expenditure Committee member of the Brunei Darussalam Mosque Construction Fund, and Ra’es of Religious Teachers University College of Seri Begawan (KUPU SB) Dr Haji Adanan bin Haji Basar as well as committee members were also present.

Acting Minister of Religious Affairs Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar launches the Mosque Construction Fund’s SMS service. PHOTO: RAHWANI ZAHARI