Friday, July 20, 2012

Mosques and surau in Labis prepare for Ramadan

Thursday July 19, 2012

LABIS: Thirteen mosques and 26 surau in Labis were given rice to prepare bubur lambuk or porridge for the local communities in the coming fasting month.

Labis MP Datuk Chua Tee Yong handed bags of rice worth RM26,000 to imam and representatives from the mosques and surau during a simple ceremony held at Masjid Jamek Labis here recently.

“We hope this will help to reduce the burden of the mosques and surau in preparing bubur lambuk for the people,” he said after presenting the contributionThe holy month of Ramadan is expected to begin this weekend.

Rice for bubur lambuk: Chua Tee Yong (centre) gives away rice to the imam and representatives from mosques and surau in Labis.

Chua said during the fasting month, Muslims experience hunger and thirst and learn to sympathise with the poor and those that have little to eat.

He said the significance of breaking fast were also felt by non-Muslims as they were also invited to join the buka puasa meal.

“This will help foster closer ties among people of different races and faiths in the country.

“We have to be grateful as we are able to fast in a peaceful environment and celebrate as a family,” he said, adding that only a politically stable country would provide such conditions for its people.

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