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Translation: MTFA donates $50,000 to Hj Muhammad Salleh Mosque


BERI SOKONGAN: Presiden MTFA Encik Wasim Abdul Majeed (empat dari kanan) menyampaikan cek kepada pengerusi Masjid Haji Muhammad Salleh, Encik Khalid Mohamad (empat dari kiri) bersama ahli lembaga MTFA dan Superintenden Kelompok Masjid Daerah Selatan Muis, Ustaz Hafiz Rashid (kanan). - Foto MTFA


SEBANYAK $50,000 telah diderma kepada Masjid Haji Muhammad Salleh oleh Persatuan Derma Amanah Muslimin (MTFA) semalam bagi menyokong usaha naik taraf makam Habib Noh, yang terletak di sebelah masjid itu di Palmer Road.


Derma berbentuk cek itu diberi kepada pengerusi masjid, Encik Khalid Mohamad, dalam majlis yang dihadiri ahli lembaga MTFA dan wakil Masjid Ugama Islam Singapura (Muis).


Dalam kenyataannya, MTFA berkata selaras usaha pengumpulan dana masjid itu bernama 'Projek Infaq', derma itu akan digunakan untuk memulihkan semula, makam serta masjid itu kepada keadaan "asalnya."


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Written by Harith Mustaffa

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Updated: 4 days ago



IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MTFA Pays Tribute to Muslim Saint Habib Noh

MTFA presents $50,000 to Hj Md Salleh Mosque to restore and refurbish Habib Noh’s shrine


Kicking off the start of 2023 on a high note, Muslimin Trust Fund Association (MTFA) has officially announced that the organisation will present Hj Md Salleh Mosque with a gift of $50,000. In line with the mosque’s ongoing fundraising effort ‘Project Infaq’, the donation will be used to restore the shrine of the Muslim saint Sayyid Noh bin Sayyid Mohamad bin Sayyid Ahmad Al-Habshi to its former glory.


After his passing in 1866, Habib Noh was laid to rest on the peak of Mount Palmer. Having survived tidal waves, World War II, land developments and demolishment attempts, his shrine and parts of the mosque are in a weakened and vulnerable state today. Still, Habib Noh lives on in the hearts of many, as evidenced by the continual flow of visitors from all walks of life many generations later.


“It is no coincidence that MTFA has chosen to pay tribute to the late beloved Habib Noh. When the founders of MTFA established the organisation in 1904, the Habib Noh Trust Fund was one of the few entities which stepped in to support the charitable causes of the organisation,” said President of MTFA Mr Wasim Abdul Majeed. “Today, MTFA is over 118 years old. We feel it is only right to attribute part of MTFA’s success to the blessed legacy of

Habib Noh; he dedicated his life to serving the community with compassion and excellence, the very thing MTFA strives to emulate every single day.”


MTFA will hand over the donation on 30 January 2022 at Hj Md Salleh Mosque at 2 pm. You are invited to send your crew and journalist for coverage.

For further enquiries, kindly contact our Marketing & Communications Executive Officer Ms Aida at 98894304 or email her at aida@mtfa.org.


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An account of an MTFA staff


A beneficiary's flat during a scheduled home visit


The MTFA Ihsan Aid team conducts regular home visits to check up on our beneficiaries and review if they need help at home such as repairs. I thought it would make work even more meaningful if I personally meet the beneficiaries whom we serve. What type of help do they need? How bad is their situation? So one day I followed our MTFA Ihsan Aid team member to their scheduled home visits.


Of the many beneficiaries we visited, one of them in particular pulled at my heartstrings tremendously. It was the home of a divorced single mother of two small children. She was not able to work because of an injury that causes her to feel pain every now and then. Both her children were in subsidised childcare and infant care.


During that visit, what moved me was spotting packs of diapers, alphabet and number charts on the stained wall of her tiny living room, some infant care supplies, and an infant car seat sitting randomly on the floor. Those were all items that I am familiar with as I also use similar ones as a mother. Mentally, I asked “Infant car seats are expensive! How can she afford it?” Curious, I asked “You seem to have an infant car seat. How old is your baby?” She responded, “Oh that’s not mine. I borrowed it from someone.” She needed the car seat to travel with her children occasionally on private-hire vehicles.


My heart sank. A car seat is something I am lucky to be able to buy from a store. I remember the excitement of researching good brands and models, reading reviews and safety features, and making comparisons among various brands. Here is another mother who was grateful for any free car seat, regardless of reviews, brands, or safety features.


As mothers, regardless of financial situation, we have this constant worry for our children. Do they eat well? Have they eaten? Are they sick? All mothers would want the best for their children, and it pains me to see another mother who just settles for whatever is available and what she can afford.


When hungry, I would be thinking “What do I feel like eating today? What’s healthy for the kids?” In that lady’s situation, she could be thinking “What ingredients can I afford to buy and cook? What’s available in the kitchen?” We are both mothers who worry for our children’s welfare, but we worry differently.


In this day and age, in a first world country, we are often surrounded by people who are financially adequate. You may have a friend who has just gotten the latest phone, or another friend who has just secured a BTO flat. However, it is rare to meet someone who depends on welfare aid and handouts in order to survive day-to-day.


This experience has opened my eyes to understand the beneficiaries better than I ever had. It also makes me more grateful for having enough for myself and my family, and I hope that MTFA’s beneficiaries receive the help they need because they really do need help.


If you have any collaborations in mind for beneficiaries of MTFA Ihsan Aid, email your request to welfareaid@mtfa.org. If you wish to donate, you may do so here.



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