The Kampong Sungai Besar Mosque held a Doa Kesyukuran to commemorate its 38th anniversary yesterday.
Acting Director of Mosque Affairs from the Department of Mosque Affairs at the Ministry of Religious Affairs Haji Amir Hisham bin Haji Masri and advisor to the mosque committee Haji Mohiddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman attended.
The ceremony began with the recitation of Surah Yaasiin, Tahlil and recitation of Doa Kesyukuran by mosque imam Muhammad Hazman bin Haji Mohd Hairol Azme.
Mosque committee secretary Haji Awang Zaini bin Haji Awang Damit expressed his gratitude for the role of the committee to improve and enliven the mosque.
He said various activities to attract people to value the mosque have been carried out by the mosque committee while encouraging youth and women worshippers who enliven the mosque.
Kampong Sungai Besar Mosque was built on October 1, 1982 on a two-acre site with a capacity of 280 congregants. Now it can accommodate over 600 following expansion works.
Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Wijaya Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Begawan Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Seri Paduka Haji Awang Umar, the then Minister of Education, officially opened the mosque on January 1, 1984.