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This Kelantan Mosque Is The First In Malaysia With A Gym

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Source: Sinar Harian

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A mosque is more than just a spiritual place, but also the centre of the local community and this is an amazing initiative to promote healthy lifestyle! 

The Mukim Sri Aman Mosque in Pasir Puteh, Kelantan made history for being the first mosque to offer gymnasium facilities within our country. Aimed to promote a healthy lifestyle amongst the local community and regular visitors of the mosque, the gymnasium was officially opened today.

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The mosque chairman (striped shirt) trying out one of the gym equipments.

As reported by Sinar Harian, the Mukim Sri Aman Mosque chairman, Ab Razak Mat Saad hopes that the gym facility will benefit some 1,000 regular visitors of the mosque to live an active, healthy lifestyle. The mosque management is very serious in doing so, that they even hired a personal trainer to guide visitors on how to use the equipments!

The chairman said that the cost to build the gym and purchase its equipments were around RM17,000 and he actually used his own money as downpayment.

Ab Razak was quoted of saying,

“This is one of our initiatives to diversify the mosque’s role in the community and to not make it seem like a mosque’s role is restricted for only spiritual reasons.”

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Adun selising handing out donation to the mosque during its launch.

The mosque’s management also hoped that this initiative would attract more young people to come and be active in the community. As of right now, the gym is free to use but there will be a small fee in the future in order to keep up with the maintenance costs.

This is such an awesome initiative! Hopefully other places of worship would follow suit in promoting healthy lifestyle but of course, please follow strict SOPs during this Covid-19 pandemic.

 

Also read: Mosque In PJ Offers Help To The Underprivileged Facing Difficulties During MCO Regardless of Race

Mosque In Pj Offers Help To The Underprivileged Difficulties During Mco Draws Praise From Netizens World Of Buzz 3

Source: Sinar Harian
Source: Sinar Harian


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