ALOR SETAR – Among the interesting activities organised by Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Dr Mahathir and his wife, Tok Puan Norzieta Zakaria in conjunction with the Ramadan month is a mass iftar (breaking of fast) potluck held today at Dataran Merdeka, which is located in front of the Zahir Mosque.
Set near the surroundings of the 102-year-old mosque inspired by Middle-Eastern architecture, the mass event saw participation from people of various races and religions such as the Chinese, Indians, Sikhs as well as non-governmental organisations who came to experience the iftar together.
Among the participants was Ting Loon Khing, 65, of the Darulaman Toastmasters International Club, who said that he was excited to join his Muslim friends in the the iftar activity.
“The atmosphere differs from eating in a restaurant. Here, it is merrier because we get to exchange dishes and be closely-knit like a family,” he said.
Zahir Mosque was launched by Sultan Abdul Hamid Halim Shah on Oct 15, 1915. – BERNAMA