KUANTAN – A non governmental organisation (NGO) and two companies have teamed up to provide a mobile surau for Muslims in need of a convenient place to perform their prayers.
Badan Nadwah Islamiyah Pahang which came up with the idea, together with Telaga Biru Sdn Bhd and Takaful Ikhlas Sdn Bhd decided after a brain storming session to purchase a three-tonne lorry.
They had it modified at a cost of RM200,000 and named the first of such facility in the country, ‘Mobil Musollah’.
The NGO’s deputy president Datuk Halidan Md Daud said for a start, the facility would be used at selected night bazaars and the stadium.
“The idea came up when we were thinking about providing a surau for Muslims who come to the stadium to watch football matches,” he told reporters after the launch of the service in the vicinity of Stadium Darul Makmur here Saturday.
He said a special canvas from the lorry would be erected to serve as a roof while a carpet would be spread out below it.
“There will also be a special space for the women to pray. We will study the feedback from the public in a month or two to see if there is a need for another unit,” he added.
The Mobil Musollah service launched by Kuantan municipal council president Datuk Zulkifli Yaacob was also attended by Telaga Biru Sdn Bhd managing director Dr Zahazan Mohamed and Takaful Ikhlas Pahang CEO Abdul Latiff Abu Bakar. – Bernama