Lyna Mohamad & Daniel Lim
A total of 10 underprivileged families of converts received donations of basic necessities collected from the Fathul Barakah 3.0 Project by the Islamic Da’wah Centre (PDI) in collaboration with Muallaf associations nationwide yesterday.
The event was officiated by PDI Director Haji Abdul Rajid bin Haji Mohd Salleh at the Tutong Dakwah Unit, utilising the drive-through method.
Food and beverage aid were also handed over to eight locations to make way for the Tedarus and Sunnat Tarawih prayers during Ramadhan. The locations included the Tutong District New Converts Association (PESATU) and Tutong District Muallaf Guidance Unit.
Four hundred packs of basic necessities comprising rice, sugar, cooking oil and canned foods, were collected and distributed to all converts nationwide using the drive-through system and by delivery to their houses.
Besides basic necessities, the PDI Director also presented posters depicting Ramadhan practices, initiated by Tarbiyah Muallaf in collaboration with the Research and Publication Division of PDI.
While performing fasting obligations, it is hoped that converts will also execute the religious practices stated in the poster including reciting Al-Quran, performing sahur, enlivening Ramadhan nights with Sunnat Tarawih prayers and Tedarus, among others.
Also present at the event were Head of Muallaf Development Division (Tarbiyah Muallaf) Dr Hajah Rohanita binti Haji Yaakub, and committee members of Nurul Islam Association and PESATU President Haji Hasbie Azrol bin Abdullah Liat.
Meanwhile in the Belait District, the Fathul Barakah 3.0 Project was held via drive-through at the Belait District Da’wah Unit Office along Jalan Maulana on March 15.
Ten newly converted families received the contributions during the event organised in collaboration with the Muallaf Development Division and Sinar Islam Association. PDI Assistant Director Abdul Aziz bin Haji Abdul Kahar was the guest of honour.
A similar event was held in five separate locations, including religious halls in rural areas of Ulu Belait – Sukang and Melilas.