RAMADAN AL MUBARAK the holiest of the Muslim months. It starts Saturday 22 August 2009 and we are here at a suburb of Kuala Lumpur. After two nights of the tarawith prayer performed after Isyak , it is real consoling to observe the extensive devotion and commitment that Muslims in the city and its suburbs show at the start of Ramadan. At Masjid AlFalah and Masjid AlNur both in Subang Jaya we can only heap praise for the efforts shown by the Mosque Committee. We noticed that efforts were at full gear to guarantee that Ramadan this year at these two mosques especially will pull Muslims young and old, males and females to fill the safs in the mosques at all time; especially during the tarawith prayer. The devout can also break fast at the mosque together with colleagues and the mosque committee. It is comforting to say the least that well wishers and the committed have taken to support the mosque committee's call to provide for 'buka puasa' and 'more' (kenduri) or servings. It all served to bring a closer union of the jumaah and the khariah. Least of all the young children and youth continue to see exemplary commitment and actions with regards to religious duties. The mosques, brightly lighted, cooled either air-conditioned partly or fan-powered, public address system functioning and spaces allocated for both male and female jumaah all helped to pull the devout to the mosques. After all Ramadan seek all Muslims to perform their best , devoting to Allah and all His injunctions and for those who can afford give to the needy. This charity stands out.
Close to Masjid Melayu Lebuh Acheh you can find this Malay mansion formerly belonging to Syed Mohd AlAtas,then a leader of the mosque committee and now turned into a Muslim Museum signifying the Malay traders once active and strong contribution to trade. Lebuh Acheh was a significant zone in Penang when pilgrims to Mekkah departed by ships to the holy land. Masjid Melayu Lebuh Acheh with its facilities offered a halting point because of its closeness to the Swenttenham Pier.
On the eve of the first day of Ramadan 2009, tarawith prayer was offered at this mosque in Putrajaya. Named after the Yang DiPertuan Agong Masjid Mizan Zainal Abidin could accomodate 20,000 jumaah and surely one of the biggest mosque in the country. It is learned that foreign visitors at this mosque would get guided tours as well introduction to Islam and its teaching