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Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj (front, left) signs a plaque to officiate the Setia Alam Mosque, accompanied by Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari (right), in Shah Alam on April 4, 2024. — Picture by FIKRI YUSOF/SELANGORKINI

Selangor Sultan officiates Setia Alam Mosque, distributes Aidilfitri aid to needy

SHAH ALAM, April 4 — Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj today officiated the Setia Alam Mosque in Section U13 here.

His Royal Highness, accompanied by Tengku Permaisuri of Selangor Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin, arrived at 6.20pm and were greeted by Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari and Selangor state secretary Dato’ Haris Kasim.

Also present were state executive councillor for Islam and innovation Dr Fahmi Ngah, Selangor Islamic Religious Council chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof and Selangor Islamic Religious Department director Datuk Mohd Shahzihan Ahmad.

During the ceremony, the Selangor Ruler presented Hari Raya contributions of RM500 each to 468 asnaf, people in need and converts from the Petaling district, totalling RM234,000.

Sultan Sharafuddin also received business tithe for the year 2023 from Tabung Haji totalling RM28.42 million, Tenaga Nasional Bhd (RM5.76 million), CIMB Islamic Bank (RM1.5 million), UMW Corporation Sdn Bhd (RM1.05 million), KDEB Waste Management Sdn Bhd (RM1.03 million) and KMF Network (RM1 million).

Completed on February 10, 2022, the Setia Alam Mosque can accommodate up to 3,000 worshippers and is built on 2.02 hectares of land.

The Selangor government contributed RM14 million for the construction of the mosque, while an additional RM3.7 million was raised through endowment funds.

— Bernama

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