Governor Fahim Twaha joined the Muslim faithfuls last weekend in a grand opening ceremony of Masjid Aafiya in Pangani village, Witu Ward.
The newly opened Masjid Aafiya becomes the biggest mosque in Pangani Village with a capacity of over 200 people.
The construction of the mosque is funded by The Al-Imdaad Foundation, a non-profit humanitarian aid relief organisation.
Speaking during the handing over ceremony of the Masjid to the Pangani Muslim community, Al-Imdaad Foundation Kenya Director, Abdulrahman Abdalla Skanda said that other than providing a worshipping space for the Muslim community, the Masjid will open the region as a hub for educational programmes and nurturing moral and spiritual development.
Governor Fahim Twaha thanked The Al -Imdaad Foundation for their continued support, terming building of Mosques as one of the best forms of charity to mankind
“The first thing the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) did after migrating to Madinah was, build a Masjid,” said Governor Fahim.
He added: “By building a Masjid you will not only earn the reward of providing a community with a house of Allah, but your Sadaqah Jariyah will continue giving benefit for generations to come InshaAllah.”
Also present were Al-Imdaad Foundation’s Abubakar Said Khalid and elders from Pangani village.
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