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After two years of construction, Perodua has completed its new mosque, Masjid Perodua, at its headquarters in Sungai Choh, Rawang today, and conducted its first Friday prayer there.

Built on a 3.78-acre piece of land and costing around RM9.8 million to build, the 0.92-acre house of worship – which has a total congregation capacity of 3,000 workers – is part of the national carmaker’s corporate responsibility initiative for its staff and the community around the facility.

Aside from the prayer area, the mosque also features other amenities such as food stalls and space to hold community functions like weddings and funerals.

“We hope this Masjid Perodua would be able to become the centre of all the community’s needs,” said Perodua president and CEO Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh. “In addition, this house of worship would also benefit Peroduans as it allows them the convenience and safety, especially when performing their Friday prayer obligations.”

The mosque was donated to the community through the Islamic practice of waqaf, and was handed over to the Selangor Department of Islamic Affairs (JAIS) in accordance with state law. The authorities entrusted the administration of the mosque to a sponsor committee led by Noor Hashiman Sulaiman, chairman of Badan Agama Islam Perodua.