KL mosque hosts CNY gathering

Jawi director Mohd Ajib Ismail (left) looks at Ma Xing Guan’s noodle making skills at a Chinese New Year event hosted by the Al-Muhsinin Mosque in Taman Danau Desa. (Bernama Pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: The Al-Muhsinin Mosque in Taman Danau Desa today hosted a Chinese New Year gathering, attended by the Chinese community living around the vicinity.

Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department (Jawi) director Mohd Ajib Ismail said the event was aimed at building rapport with the non-Muslim community, adding that mosques should promote peace and harmony among the people.

Apart from entertaining guests with lion dance, wushu and gamelan performances, non-Muslim visitors were also given a tour of the mosque.

“Culture and tradition should bring us together and having different religions too should not drive us apart,” he said.

Malaysian Chinese Muslim Association (Macma) deputy president Sharin Low said his organisation was the link between the non-Muslim Chinese and Malay Muslims in forging greater understanding between both communities.

Al-Muhsinin Mosque chairman Azhar Abd Wahab said this is the second Chinese New Year celebration held at the mosque compound.