Malaysian Mosques to Hold Programs for Helping Turkey-Syria Quake Victims

14:58 - February 08, 2023
News ID: 3482405
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Mosques across Malaysia are set to stage programs aimed at helping the victims of deadly earthquakes that his Turkey and Syrian on Monday.


Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) deputy director-general (Operations) Ruslan Said said the initiatives include holding solat hajat (prayer of need) and launching a fundraising effort for the victims.

“The natural disaster has resulted in the loss of many lives and property damage.

“In addition to extending our sympathy, we Malaysians will always help those affected by natural disasters whether in the country or abroad,” he told reporters at the Kelantan Islamic Foundation, Tunjong, here today.

Ruslan said Jakim had coordinated an aid programme involving three mosques, namely the National Mosque, the Putra Mosque and the Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque, Putrajaya.

“This programme will be announced by the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Dr Na’im Mokhtar soon,” he said.

The Monday quakes have claimed more than 10,000 lives in both countries as freezing weather and damaged to infrastructure has hampered the rescue operations.



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