Published on May 13th, 2017 | by Subhash Nair0
His Royal Majesty, the Sultan of Selangor Officiates Masjid Perodua
His Royal Majesty Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Al-Haj Ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Al-Haj, the Sultan of Selangor, officiates Masjid Perodua, the first Masjid to be built by a corporate entity in the Hulu Selangor district.
The Masjid, which has been categorised as a “management Masjid” offers an array of facilities for the usage of Perodua staff and the surrounding community. The facilities include lecture rooms, a mortuary, a special area for Qurban activities, exhibition and display areas – among others.
“Masjid Perodua can accommodate a total of 3,000 worshipers at any given prayer and was designed with functionality and efficiency in mind,” Perodua Chairman, Tan Sri Asmat Kamaludin said.
The official opening of the Masjid was attended by the Right Honourable Menteri Besar Selangor, YAB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali; Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer, Datuk (Dr) Aminar Rashid Salleh, as well as representatives from Federal, State and Local Government as well as their agencies.
During the ceremony, Tan Sri Asmat also waqaf (endowed) the Masjid to a state religious body represented by the Sultan of Selangor, His Royal Majesty Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Al-Haj Ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Al-Haj.
The Masjid is also run by professional administrators, which is chaired by Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer, Datuk (Dr) Aminar Rashid Salleh, and religious officers to ensure all resources are used efficiently and effectively.
In total, Perodua has set aside 8.86 acres or 38,850 metre/square of land to build the Masjid and other facilities for the benefit of its staff and surrounding community with an overall cost of RM19 million. This includes the Masjid and a Perodua Child Development Centre or (PCDC).
Within the 8.86-acre compound, the Masjid is built on a 4-acre area; of which the Masjid’s building area measures 3,567 square metres and costing RM10 million. Next to the Masjid sits PCDC, with a land area of 2.7 acres and a build area of 2,099 metre/square costing RM9 million.
“The PCDC is our commitment to provide the best facilities to our staff as part of our internal Corporate Responsibility initiative,” Tan Sri Asmat said.
In addition to the Masjid and PCDC, Perodua has also spent RM20 million to build a road from its Headquarters to the Masjid as well as linking to the adjacent community.
“In total, we have invested RM39 million for the Masjid, PCDC and road for the benefit of our staff and the community,” Tan Sri Asmat said.
Masjid Perodua began construction in August 2014 and was completed in July 2016.
Since August 2016, the Masjid has held several activities which include a Qurban event which saw Muslims sacrificing livestock and donating the meat to the poor and the community, apart from conducting Friday prayers.
The Masjid’s administrative committee has also held ongoing lectures to the public on Islam as part of the education process and “dakwah” for the community.