BY LIZAWATI MADFA
SHAH ALAM, MAY 25: The Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS) has begun plans to implement the Smart Mosque Concept programme in this state.
Its Director, Dato’ Haris Kasim said, it is a result of the brainstorming session during the JAIS ReTreat Programme with agencies under Selangor Islamic Welfare Standing Committee in Kedah recently.
He said, a committee has been set up to conduct discussions from time to time to prepare towards implementing the concept.
“Selangor as a progressed state under Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali intends to realise the Smart Selangor concept by 2015.
“Therefore, Smart Mosque being consistent with the State Government’s goal should be fully supported, especially by mosque officials themselves,” he said.
He was speaking at the 2017 Enliven Ramadan and ‘Moreh’ & Incentive Distribution for Mosques and Surau at Masjid Negeri yesterday.
Also present were Dato’ Menteri Besar, Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, State Government Secretary, Dato’ Mohd Amin Ahmad Ahya and Islamic Religious Affairs, Malay Customs & Heritage, Rural & Traditional Villages Development Exco, Dato’ Dr Ahmad Yunus Hairi.
Meanwhile Haris said a total of 1,919 new chairmen for surau have received their appointment letters for 2017-2019 session from the Selangor Islamic Religious Council (MAIS).
“At the same time, we also found that 140 registered surau that have yet to hold a general meeting to select committee members due to certain obstacles.
“The District Islamic Religious Department has taken the last initiative to ensure that meeting is being held for these surau to maintain its registration and comply to the regulations,” he said.
JAIS to implement Smart Mosques
BY LIZAWATI MADFA