400 orang asli feted to breaking of fast

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  • Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Patient diners: Ramlee (left) waiting to eat with orang asli children at a breaking of fast event at Masjid Al-Hidayah at Pos Hendrop in Kelantan. — Bernama

GUA MUSANG: Some 400 Muslim converts from the orang asli Temiar tribe here were feted to a sumptuous breaking of fast at the Al-Hidayah Mosque, Pos Hendrop here.

One of the residents, Nora Jaafar, 39, expressed her happiness to be able to break her fast at the mosque.

“Alhamdulillah (praise be to Allah), together with my husband and our three children, we have embraced Islam and are looking forward to welcoming Aidilfitri after observing the fast this Ramadan,” she said.

The breaking of fast event was held courtesy of Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA) Terengganu.

The Ihya Ramadan and the breaking of fast programmes were held for the first time at the post, in collaboration with the Ladang Rakyat Kelantan, Orang Asli Development Department and the Kelantan Islamic Reli­gious Council.

It was launched by the UniSZA’s General Studies and Advanced Education Faculty dean Prof Dr Ramlee Abdullah.

Speaking to the media after the launch on Sunday, Ramlee said that Pos Hendrop was selected for the programme as nearly 100% of the orang asli community here had converted to Islam in the past few years.

The community – which included children, adolescents and adults – had been studying Islam, he said, adding that they had made the mosque their centre to learn how to recite the Quran and to perform daily as well as the Tarawih prayers in the month of Ramadan. — Bernama

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