KUALA LUMPUR – Senate president Tan Sri Abu Zahar Ujang called on Malaysians to help the Islamic community in Spain in their mission to build a mosque in Seville, Spain.
The matter was expressed by Abu Zahar after receiving a courtesy call from Spain’s Granada Mosque president Malik Abderahman and the Foundation of Seville Mosque director Ibrahim Hernandez and their delegations at Parliament building here, today.
He said during the 40-minute meeting Malik had expressed his intention to seek formal financial assistance from Malaysians including from the public and private sectors in building the 17 million euros mosque.
“As for me, some of my colleagues in Parliament and I will try our best to help them. We will consider our small contribution. This is something that comes from our heart to help Muslims in Seville to have their mosque,” he told reporters after the meeting.
Abu Zahar said anybody or organization in Malaysia was welcomed to contribute financial assistance in building the mosque.
He added Muslims represent two million of the 50 million population of Spain, and although they were a minority group they were practicing Islam just like the Muslims in Malaysia.
Meanwhile, Malik Abderahman told reporters:
“For us this project will not be just a mosque but we want it to become a centre for Muslims and non-muslims in Spain to have links with one another”.
“It is because eventhough we (Muslims) are a minority but we work together with all societies in Spain like in the field of education and economy,” he said. – BERNAMA