Mufti Muhammad Arshad, the Chief Imam of Hong Kong, is himself a Hong Kong resident. With a master’s in Islamic Studies, he moved with his wife and three children from Pakistan to Hong Kong in 2001 and has been serving as Imam and Khateeb of the Kowloon Masjid and Islamic Centre. He also teaches the Arabic language course and delivers the Friday sermons in Urdu, English and Arabic. He is also responsible for the issuance of fatwa and QuranicMaktabs. He is an Instructor of the Baptist University of Hong Kong. He was ranked one of the 500 world's most influential Muslim leader in 2009.
About Kowloon Masjid and Islamic Centre Located at 105 Nathan Road, today the Kowloon Masjid and Islamic Centre, with its distinctive white marble finish, is a major landmark in Tsim Sha Tsui and a true identity of the Muslim Community in Hong Kong. The first Mosque in the Kowloon Peninsula was built in 1896 by the Muslim garrisons of Hong Kong Regiment. It remained a place of worship for the Muslims for over 80 years but in 1976 construction work for a Mass Transit Railway station adjacent to the Masjid caused extensive damage to the building.The old Mosque was demolished in 1980 and the new Mosque was completed in 1984. It can accommodate 3,500 worshippers. Nearly 1 Million people come to the centre every year. In 2004 & 2005 the Kowloon Masjid & Islamic Centre was renovated with a cost of HK$14 million and the facilities were extended. The old ablution area on the mezzanine floor was converted into two new Madrassas for girls and boys. The new madrassas are centrally air-conditioned and can easily accommodate up to 200 students each. On Fridays it is also used for the Jumma prayer congregation.
All volunteer hours must be completed during 1 May to 30 September 2018.
Event will be held at 6:15-8pm on 8 October 2018. Light refreshments will be provided.
Cost per person is HK$100 (Full-time students aged 25 or below)/ HK$150 (General Participants) to support the running costs of our charity and our mission to make volunteerism mainstream.
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