Mosque in PJ gives out free groceries


Mosque in PJ gives out free food for all in M'sia
Image adapted from:
Masjid Al-Islamiah Kg Lindungan

Stories of good deeds and humour have been sneaking its way into COVID-19 and Movement Control Order (MCO) updates in Malaysia. And it’s the silver lining in these unprecedented times that’s keeping our hopes up while staying at home. 

In another show of good deeds during MCO, Masjid Al Islamiah in Kampung Lindungan, Petaling Jaya has been giving free groceries to those living nearby. And photos that show even non-Muslims receiving food from the mosque has been winning over the hearts of Malaysians. 


A helping hand shown to all in need


Free bags of rice and eggs
Free bags of rice and eggs are distributed from the mosque’s parking lot
Image credit: Masjid Al-Islamiah Kg Lindungan

In an effort to help out those most affected by COVID-19 during MCO, Masjid Al-Islamiah began giving out free grocery items to those living in Kampung Lindungan. The items include eggs, rice, and chicken and they’ve been doing this for several days a week now. 

These items, donated by NGOs and the public, were passed on to many residents in the B40 category who live in apartments nearby, and are no longer receiving a paycheck.

Free fresh chicken
They also handed out fresh chicken for those who swung by

Image credit: Masjid Al-Islamiah Kg Lindungan

According to Free Malaysia Today, a spokesperson of the mosque can be quoted saying that the crowds were made up of 40% non-Muslims. And they were welcomed at the mosque regardless of their religion, as it’s in line with Islamic principles to help out all in need.

Diverse M'sians getting free food
People of all races and religion have been welcomed to pick up free food at this mosque.
Image credit: Masjid Al-Islamiah Kg Lindungan


Netizens applaud show of unity amid COVID-19 


Netizen comment
Image adapted from:
Masjid Al-Islamiah Kg Lindungan

The responses to a particular photo that Masjid Al-Islamiah posted on Facebook, which showed diverse Malaysians receiving free food from them, drew the attention of many netizens online. 

With over 3,000 shares and 360 comments, many came out to applaud the unity on display, calling it Malaysia in a nutshell with a helping hand shown to all regardless of race or religion. 

Facebook comment
“When it comes to good intentions there’s no distinction of religion or race. We’re all part of the human race. Now is the time to help each other out”.
Image adapted from:
Masjid Al-Islamiah Kg Lindungan

Many netizens also reached out to comment and show their appreciation for the mosque and its act of kindness, spreading love and promoting peace even in tough times. 

Netizens thank mosque
Image adapted from:
Masjid Al-Islamiah Kg Lindungan


Free groceries for all Malaysians at PJ mosque


With many of us staying at home during MCO, we have plenty of time on our hands to scroll through social media and try out viral Tik Tok challenges that’s keeping us all entertained. 

And if you have been doing so, you’ll know that not all is bright and shiny online. Which is why we’re glad to see institutions such as Masjid Al-Islamiah spreading kindness and unity even during tough times. 

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