Izah Azahari & Lyna Mohamad
With the holy month of Ramadhan just around the corner, cleaning campaigns can be seen at Muslim cemeteries across the country.
The Mosque Affairs Department through its Youth Unit, in collaboration with mosque youth groups, held a cleaning campaign at the Jame’ ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Muslim Cemetery last Friday.
Senior Religious Officer at Jame’ ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Haji Haris bin Haji Suboh was the guest of honour.
The campaign was aimed at establishing ties and unity among the youth and community; training youth to be cooperative and disciplined in upholding health and cleanliness; and remembering the deceased by reciting prayers for departed family members – a Muslim’s responsibility.
Similar campaigns will be held in other districts in the near future.
RPN Kampong Rimba residents also conducted a cleaning campaign at the cemetery at Jalan 82 of RPN Kampong Rimba last Friday.
The event, led by Acting Village Head of Zone 4 RPN Kampong Rimba Gadong Haji Julkepli bin Haji Ibrahim, was joined by residents from Jalan 82, Jalan 84 and Jalan 86, which also saw the recitation of Tahlil.
Meanwhile, villagers of Kampong Wasan and Kampong Batang Perhentian as well as the surrounding area held a cleaning campaign at three Muslim cemeteries – Lekang, Luagan and Rangu – last Sunday. The annual activity was led by acting village head of Kampong Panchor Murai and Wasan.