Seminar to Encourage Women’s Inclusion in Mosque Leadership Programs


SHAH ALAM 2 MAR: The State Government launched today a Mosque Women’s Seminar designed to cultivate leadership and increase the participation of women in mosque programs and in Islamic institutions of Selangor.

It took place at the the State Mosque this morning where it was held for the very first time. The event was inaugurated by Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim who is also the Islamic Affairs Exco.

“This is one of the efforts we undertake to cultivate a sense of love for the mosque among women and serves to strengthen their interest and faith to pray at mosques.”

“Besides that, we hope that our efforts will build a culture where there is a thirst for knowledge and information so that it will become a platform for proactive leadership in mosques,” Abdul Khalid stated before 2000 participants.


“To achieve this objective, the State Government will fix ‘wi-fi’ internet service at every mosque within the State.”

“With this, interactive communication becomes possible online which will yield benefits to everyone,” he explained.

JAIS Director, Datuk Marzuki Hussin was clearly delighted with the feedback for the seminar.

“We expected only about a 1000 participants but it is obvious that we have surpassed our target.”

“This is a positive sign for such programs,” he said.

Also present was the Chief Minister’s wife, Puan Sri Salbiah Tunut and Islamic Affairs Deputy Exco, Dr. Abdul Rani Othman.

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