ARAU: The Raja of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Jamalullail handed out zakat from Majlis Agama Islam dan Adat Istiadat Melayu Perlis (MAIPs) worth RM2.57 million to 16 religious institutions in Perlis.
Among the recipients were Kolej Universiti Islam Perlis (KUIPs) RM500,000, Maahad Al-Tarbiyah Al-Islamiyah (SRATI) RM400,000; Sekolah Agama Al-Islahiyah Menengah (SAIM) Behor Mali RM300,000; Institut Pengajian Tinggi Islam Perlis (IPTIPs) RM250,000 and Maahad Tahfiz Al-Hikmah Pauh RM120,000.
The contributions were presented to the recipients after the Maghrib prayers at Istana Arau here in the presence of Raja Perempuan Perlis Tuanku Tengku Fauziah Tengku Abdul Rashid.
Among those present were Perlis Mufti Prof Madya Dr Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin, the Raja Muda of Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail, Raja Puan Muda Perlis Tuanku Hajah Lailatul Shahreen Akashah Khalil, Perlis Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Shahidan Kassim and Perlis Speaker Datuk Hamdan Bahari.
Prior to the presentation, the royal couple joined orphans and heads of state and federal government departments to break fast while Tuanku Tengku Fauziah gave ‘duit raya’ to the orphans who attended the function.