Monday, October 4, 2010

Meeting residents of SS18/5

I finally managed to upload photographs of my meeting with residents of SS18/5. 

The residents organised a clean up session for their neighbourhood.

Young and old came out in full force to ensure their housing area is free from breeding grounds for Aedes mosquitoes.

After the clean up, residents had a dialogue session with me, MPSJ councillor Dr Loi, police and also bomba representatives.

The residents even took time to celebrate the birthday of their neighbour - a youthful looking senior citizen.

1 comment:

Al-Hikmah said...

Dear YB,

At SS18 more and more dengue cases each month. Need more programs or activities to create awareness amongst residents on cleanliness. As a muslim, Islam places great emphasis on cleanliness, in both its physical and spiritual aspects. On the physical side, Islam requires the Muslim to clean his body, his clothes, his house, and the whole community, and he is rewarded by God for doing so. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said, for example:

"Removing any harm from the road is charity (that will be rewarded by Allah)." (Bukhari)

While people generally consider cleanliness a desirable attribute, Islam insists on it , making it an indispensible fundamental of the faith. A muslim is required to to be pure morally and spiritually as well as physically. Through the Qur'an and Sunnah Islam requires the sincere believer to sanitize and purify his entire way of life. In the Qur'an Allah commends those who are accustomed to cleanliness:

"Allah loves those who turn to Him constantly and He loves those who keep themselves pure and clean." (2: 22)

Hope YB could organize more of such activities to educate the communities as the whole.