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MoRA prepares temporary spot to ease congestion at Zainab Mosque (2019)

A worker clears the earth to lay concrete at Zainab Mosque in Lumut. – AZLAN OTHMAN

BY Azlan Othman

THE Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) through the Mosque Affairs Department and its Building and Maintenance Division prepared a spot for the setting up of a temporary tent at the Zainab Mosque in Lumut, Belait District.

“This work is being carried out, while waiting for a plan to build another mosque in the nearby national housing scheme area,” said MoRA in a press statement on Tuesday.

“This is to cater to an increasing number of congregations at the mosque during Ramadhan, as seen during the first Friday prayers in the holy month of Ramadhan.”

A video went viral on social media showing the overcrowded and cramped conditions at the mosque during Friday prayers.

-- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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