Masjid Tour Guide Program (MTGP) is a unique project of IOAC, which was started with the sole aim of reaching out to non-Muslim tourist who have made masjid as one of their top priority travel destination.
Tourists start coming to the masjid to see the architecture and to take photograph. They come in buses, vans, cars and by walk in. But they were no guides to welcome and explain them.
Islamic Outreach ABIM Centre take this initiative and opportunity to setup this project as Masjid Tour Guide Program. The first step is to recruit potential volunteers and trained them as a step to strengthen the program in the masjid. In MTGP we provide free guided tour to the non-Muslim tourist, explaining and sharing the information regarding the masjid features, history & function of the Masjid and its component together with the Islamic faith and cultural information and practices.
Islamic Outreach ABIM Centre does not own any masjid in Malaysia. Since this project needs a platform to carry the Dakwah work a networking has to establish in order to get this program on going.
In Malaysia all masjid are under the supervision of the Government bodies that is under the Religious Department. IOAC started this program in the Kelang Valley and these masjids are under JAKIM and State Religious Department. All masjid that IOAC going to operate has to follow the same formal procedures. Masjid will be the main stakeholders and IOAC will be the provider. IOAC will provide ‘guides’ and Masjid as the stakeholders will be assisting any needs that can improve the MTGP.
Through MTGP we provide free guided tour to the non-Muslim tourist, explaining and sharing the information regarding the masjid features, history & function of the Masjid and its component together with the Islamic faith and cultural information and practices.
Since the inception of this project in 2002, until today thousands of tourists have taken our free guided tour within the various masjid in Malaysia where IOAC is operating MTGP program in collaboration with respected masjid involved. MTGP operation is based on the guidelines set by JAKIM and other related State Religious Authorities and Masjid.
MTGP is a volunteering-based project and the financial received are from various contribution supported by individual donors, corporate bodies, organization, Masjid and State religious authorities and JAKIM.
The successes of MTGP depends on the commitment of the volunteers who can contribute their time to be as a member of IOAC Masjid Tour Guide guiding especially the Non-Muslim to the path of Allah SWT.
MASJID WITH IOAC-MTGP PROGRAM IN MALAYSIA
- Masjid Negara (National Mosque Of Malaysia) Kuala Lumpur
- Masjid Putra Putrajaya
- Masjid Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin, Putrajaya
- Masjid Jamek S.A.S, Kuala Lumpur
- Masjid Sultan Abu Bakar, Johor
- Masjid Muhammadi Kota Bahru Kelantan
- Masjid Selat Melaka
- Masjid Kg Kling Melaka
- Masjid P. Kinta Ipoh
- Masjid Zahir Alor Setar Kedah
- MAIS Islamic Information Centre Shah Alam