AMPANG, July 18: The asnaf who received Hari Raya Aidilfitri (Eid al-Fitr) contributions yesterday from DYMM (his Royal Highness) the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah felt happy and overwhelmed to be able to cover their expenses for the Raya celebrations.
Cheerfulness was seen behind the lines of 54-year-old Fatimah Kaur Abdullah’s face, a needy (miskin) asnaf who said that the money will be used to prepare herself and her children for the festive days ahead.
“Alhamdulillah, no matter the amount given, I will still use it as best possible for me and my children during the Raya days,” said the mother of seven.
The same feeling was shared by Rosmidah Nasir, 65, who thanked the Sultan and the Selangor Zakat Board (LZS) that have been attentive to her each Aidilfitri.
“Thanks to HRH for being concerned about the people in Selangor, especially asnaf like us,” she said.
A total of 143 poor (fakir) asnaf, 157 needy (miskin) asnaf, 184 orphans and 100 converts received the Hari Raya contributions at a Breaking Fast Event With the People at the Al-Azim Mosque here in Pandan Indah yesterday.
The poor, needy and the converts received RM400 per person while the orphans received RM100 per person.
Accompanying him was the Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, the Selangor State Government Secretary, Datuk Mohamed Khusrin Munawi, and the Chairman of the Selangor Islamic Religious Council (Mais), Datuk Mohamad Adzib Mohd Isa.
Also present was the Director of the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais), Datuk Marzuki Hussin and the Chief Executive Officer of LZS, Mohamed Izam Mohamed Yusof.
At the same event, DYMM the Sultan of Selangor received the Zakat contributions amounting to RM435,121 from Permodalan Nageri Selangor Berhad (PNSB).
PNSB was represented by its Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Ahmad Omar, who handed the business Zakat for the 2012 financial year end.