KUALA LUMPUR: New converts to Islam have been urged to make good use of the facilities at the Darul Hidayah Complex and programmes organised by its management, said Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
"The complex is specially built for them. I urge the new converts to grab the opportunity to widen their knowledge through the programmes organised, whether they are formal or informal," said the Deputy Prime Minister.
He said this in his speech, which was read out by Minister in the Prime Minister's Department in charge of Islamic affairs Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom.
Dr Ahmad Zahid also said he hopes the complex can provide a temporary shelter to converts who face accommodation problems and could help to lighten their burden.
Furthermore, there are several courses provided at the complex for the Muslim converts.
Speaking to reporters after the launching ceremony of the complex, Jamil Khir said the centre can help new converts who were rejected by their families.
"While we think that the rejection is temporary at the early stage, the centre will provide proper education, guidance and motivation to them," he said.
According to earlier reports, the Government has allocated RM19.8mil to build the Darul Hidayah complex to look after the welfare of Muslim converts.The Darul Hidayah Complex has a dormitory and also rooms for families too and can accommodate up to 300 people.
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