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Drive to aromatise 50 mosques in Ras Al Khaimah.

Summary: The drive themed 'Aromatise your house', is supported by Lt-Gen Sheikh Talib bin Saqr Al Qassimi, former commander-in-chief of Ras Al Khaimah Police.

Ahmed Shaaban

Not only Emirati nationals chipped in the drive, but also many others from different nationalities. (Supplied photo)

Sixty people from different areas of Ras Al Khaimah have launched an initiative toaromatise50 mosques across the emirate during the holy month of Ramadan.

The drive themed 'Aromatise your house', is supported by Lt-Gen Sheikh Talib bin Saqr Al Qassimi, former commander-in-chief of Ras Al Khaimah Police.

Mohammed Abdullah AlMansuri, a government officer and the brain behind the initiative, said they will cover several areas. "We have plans toaromatisemosques in the RAK city, Muairidh, Al Rams, Shamal, AlSheit, Khuzam, Khalifa city, Julphar, Al Deheisa, Kharan, Al Mamura, Shaam, and Al Jeer."

The move has been inspiring to a group of female volunteers in other emirates, he added. "The female volunteers havearomatisedmosques in Sharjah and Khor Fakkan."

AlMansuri, 41, said the initiative is being implemented on a daily basis during the holy month. "The initiative was inspiring to some people who contributed perfumes and incense to the mosques at their cost."

Not only Emirati nationals chipped in the drive, but also many others from different nationalities. "We are thinking of doing the same drive throughout the year so that more youth do the same in more mosques in their emirates."

AlMansurisaid the drive is meant to add to the serenity of the mosques and keep them smelling good. "This is theleastthing we can do for these sacred places of worship," he said, urging everybody to keep the mosques clean and smell good.

ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com

Ahmed Shaaban Originally from Egypt, I have been in Dubai since December 2005. Before coming here, I worked as an English language instructor, chief En/Ar translator, proofreader, reporter in Egypt and Qatar. I have also worked as a reporter, correspondent and simultaneous translator with two satellite channels in Dubai. I have a masters degree in media, Cairo University, 2014, a bachelor degree in English language and translation, Ain Shams University, Cairo, 1996, and three post-graduate diplomas in English language and Instruction. With over 19 years of experience in translation, interpretation, EFL instruction, and reporting. I am interested in technology, aviation, politics, as well as community, parliament and defence issues. I enjoy reading, writing, exercising, and surfing the web.

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Date:Jun 4, 2018
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