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Food distribution to needy converts comes to a close

Lyna Mohamad

The series of distribution of basic necessities to underprivileged converts under the Fathul Barakah Project concluded with a ceremony at the Temburong Dakwah Unit in Temburong District recently.

The event saw 10 underprivileged convert families receive the donation through a drive-through system, while the remaining recipients will have the items delivered to their doorsteps.

Islamic Da’wah Centre (PDI) Assistant Director Abdul Aziz bin Haji Abdul Kahar officiated the presentation.

Head of Muallaf Development Division (Tarbiyah Muallaf) Dr Hajah Rohanita binti Haji Yaakub was also present.

The guest of honour not only presented the donations, but also posters of Ramadhan practices, initiated by Tarbiyah Muallaf in collaboration with the Research and Publication Division at the PDI.

This year saw 400 packs of basic necessities, comprising rice, sugar, cooking oil and canned food, collected for distribution to all converts nationwide using the drive-through system and deliveries to the doorsteps.

The dry food items were purchased from the funds collected from the Fathul Barakah 3.0 Project carried out on March 5 and 6 by the Ministry of Religious Affairs through the PDI, in collaboration with the Muallaf associations nationwide.

The event was hoped to encourage the converts to carry out the religious practices aside from performing the fasting obligations, such as increasing Al-Quran recitations, performing sahur and enlivening Ramadhan nights with tarawih and Tedarus.

ABOVE & BELOW: Islamic Dakwah Centre Assistant Director Abdul Aziz bin Haji Abdul Kahar and Head of Converts Development Section (Tarbiyah Muallaf) Dr Hajah Rohanita binti Haji Yaakub with convert recipients; and Abdul Aziz handing over the donation to a recipient via drive-through. PHOTOS: LYNA MOHAMAD