MASJID Jamek Kuala Lumpur is the first mosque to accept cashless donation through QR code,thanks to eDerma campaign by Bank Muamalat.
Bank Muamalat Malaysia Bhd chief executive officer Datuk Mohd Redza Shah Abdul Wahid said visitors at the mosque can make donations by scanning the QR code through the i-Muamalat application, to make a cashless transaction straight into the mosque’s bank account.
“Not only is cashless transaction convenient for donors, it is also easier for the mosque to manage its finances.
“It will eliminate the hassle of handling hard cash or having to deal with cases of missing cash,” he said at the launch of the campaign at the mosque.
Mohd Redza said over 250 mosques and surau have been identified to participate in the e-Derma campaign in the next six months.
“For now, only Bank Muamalat and Maybank customers can use this service, but we will upgrade it to include customers of all other banks,” he said.
During the launch, about 200 people were hosted to a breaking of fast at the mosque, including students from Al Bayan School of Quran and Hadith, as well as the homeless community in the surroundings.
The students were each presented with a bag and duit raya, while the homeless were given duit raya, new clothes and Hari Raya cookies.
Also present were Bank Muamalat Malaysia Bhd chairman Tan Sri Dr Mohd Munir Abdul Majid and local celebrity Datuk Amy Search.
I-Muamalat application can be downloaded through Google Play Store and App Store.