Staff of Slim River Hospital now have the opportunity to further study the al-Quran with the inception of a Quranic recital house, thanks to the state government.
According to Perak Menteri Besar, Dato’ Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu, the recital house is in line with the government’s effort in reinforcing Muslim health staff’s spiritual strength.
“The fight against COVID-19 is undeniably a strain on everyone, especially medical teams. Both physical and mental stamina are greatly needed,” he told reporters at the recital house launch in Slim River Hospital yesterday (August 7).
“With the recital house, Muslim staff can spend their free time furthering the al-Quran as food for the mind,” Faizal added. “The Islamic religion requires its followers to frequently recite the al-Quran.
“By practicing the true Quranic teachings, we’ll be able to shape excellent role models in performing tasks and possessing honourable moral qualities,” he noted.
Faizal mentioned that the recital house inception has garnered full support from the hospital’s director, Dr Sivanandarajah Satgunam.
“We really appreciate his open-mindedness and tolerance towards this initiative,” he expressed. “Hopefully, the recital house will continue being a worship-friendly hospital in line with the recital house inception vision, which is to realise a community that recites, understands and practices the al-Quran.”