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Takatof launches large-scale mosque renovation plan

United Arab Emirates: Monday, July 15 - 2013 @ 11:20

The Mosque Renovation Campaign is a major part of the Takatof Ramadan Programme, implemented in cooperation with Awqaf, the Islamic Affairs Authority, the Juvenile Care Center, and Health Authority – Abu Dhabi and with support from Injazat Data Systems.

As part of the campaign, now its seventh year, male and female volunteers will donate 1,000 voluntary hours to cleaning and renovating mosques, furnishing them with carpets, painting walls, providing copies of the holy Qura’an and distributing waters to worshippers during Taraweeh prayer.

Work has already begun at mosques in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and Al Fujairah.

Maytha Al Habsi, Chief Programmes Officer at the Emirates Foundation said the campaign was triggered by the spiritual reflection and devotion to good deeds and charitable work experienced during the holy month of Ramadan.

“Takatof volunteers use this goodwill to keep in touch with worshipers and offer them a comfortable environment seeking reward from Allah,” she noted.

The volunteers started their programme by renovating and cleaning the Al Shahama Mosque in Abu Dhabi. Other mosques on the list include: the Juvenile’s Centre Mosque in Shamkha; Dubai’s Al Tawheed Mosque, Ali Bin Abi Taleb Mosque and Sharjah’s Khaled Bin Al Waleed Mosque, Ibn Al Qaiem Al Jawzeyeh Moaque and Amro Bin El As Mosque. In Ras Al Khaimah volunteers will clean and repair the Al Kuwaiti Mosque and the Fish Market Mosque, and in Fujairah the Omar Bin Al Khattab and the Armed Forces Martyrs Mosque.

The Takatof Ramadan campaign is divided into five phases. In the weeks leading up to Ramadan volunteers visited underprivileged families to identify ways to meet their needs during the holy month. Since Ramadan began volunteers have been attending worksites, providing hundreds of workers with iftar meals and cold water; touring hospitals and health care centres to bring comfort and support to those less well-off; and organising a nation-wide blood donation campaign.

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