TUESDAY, 30 JULY – The Head of State, Tun Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Juhar Haji Mahiruddin and wife Toh Puan Datuk Seri Panglima Hajah Norlidah Datuk R. M. Jasni spent time breaking fast with staff and students of this EcoCampus University at a breaking of fast ceremony held at UMS Mosque last night.
At the function, Tun Haji Juhar who is also UMS Chancellor presented Hari Raya contributions to 39 students of Sekolah Menengah Agama Kota Kinabalu, besides presenting zakat to 17 male staff. 14 female staff also received contributions from Toh Puan Hajah Norlidah.
Earlier, Tun Haji Juhar witnessed the presentation of zakat contributions from the Sabah Zakat Centre to UMS. Sabah Senior Assistant Secretary of the Sabah Zakat Centre, Jaludin Dulah, presented zakat amounting to RM13,000 to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd. Harun Abdullah. At exactly 6.35 pm, azan was heard; the Head of Islamic and Mosque Affairs UMS, Dr. Muhamad Suhaimi Taat led the prayers for the breaking of fast which was then followed by the breaking of fast by all present.
The Head of State then performed the Solat Maghrib, Isyak and Solat Sunat Tarawih at UMS Mosque with about 300 staff and students consisting of Principal and Senior Officers of the University, Deans, Heads of Departments and students of UMS. – FL
By: Mohd. Affzanizam B Mohd Amin
Photo: Musaab Umair
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