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Project reaches out to provide food aid for Muslim converts

Lyna Mohamad

The Fathul Barakah 3.0 project continues to help underprivileged Muslim converts (Muallaf) in the Sultanate by providing food necessities in the run-up to the holy month of Ramadhan.

Funds collected from the public are used to make purchases, under the joint project by the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) through the Muallaf Development Division (Tarbiyah Muallaf), Islamic Da’wah Centre (PDI) and the converts associations nationwide.

The contributions were distributed to recipients in the Brunei-Muara District on March 22-23, a follow up to earlier distributions carried out through drive-throughs across all four districts.

PDI Director Haji Abdul Rajid bin Haji Mohd Salleh led the delegation yesterday, which included Tarbiyah Muallaf Head Dr Hajah Rohanita binti Haji Yaakub and a representative of the Nurul Islam Association committee.

The delegation first made its way to Kampong Bengkurong homes of Nur Amirah binti Haji Haswan and Muhammad Saiful Rizal bin Abdullah Nagang, before stopping by the Kampong Masin home of Siti Nurhalizah binti Abdullah.

ABOVE & BELOW: Photos show contributions being handed over to recipients. PHOTOS: LYNA MOHAMAD

Items were distributed to Siti Nooraishah binti Mohd Wan Adam in Kampong Sinarubai, and Kampong Bebuloh residents Hanafi bin Rozisham, Sandurin bin Abdullah, Hajah Fatimah binti Manang and Ahmad Ayyudi bin Abdullah.

The day also saw the director handing over to converts the Ramadhan Practices poster and waqaf mushaf contributed by Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA).

The Ramadhan Practices poster is an initiative by Tarbiyah Muallaf in collaboration with the PDI Research and Publication Section to guide converts in carrying out religious practices, aside from performing their fasting obligation.

The Fathul Barakah Project 3.0 serves as a platform for the public to contribute basic necessities to asnaf converts in helping them prepare for Ramadhan and fasting.

The project also aims to strengthen ties between converts and PDI members.