La Ghaliba Illallah Mosque situated in Keng Prasat Village, Sombou District of Kratie Province , Cambodia wich was built under the financial support from Zakat Foundation of America ,was officially handed over to the Muslim Community in the ceremony on 31 December 2016 under officiated by Ltc Bun Cheoun , the District Police Chief , representative of Sombou District Governor and and Hj. Nazy Saleh ,the President of Cambodian Muslim Media Center .
Ustaz Set Abdulraset, the Deputy Imam of the Mosque in his welcome remark he had stated he had never dream to have such a nice Mosque like this before since the community here are poor ,making money only from finishing from the river nearby ,but Alhamdullilah now we got the new Mosque., Hj. Nazy Saleh, the President of Cambodian Muslim Media Center ,representing the Zakat Foundation of America and donor stated in the ceremony that after seeing the difficulty with praying place of the Muslim people over through the report to the Zakat Foundation of America ,and study the cost ,then Zakat Foundation has approved the fund upon the request in the amount of 24,000USD for the construction project which was started in May and finished in October 206 It can accommodate around 200 prayers with the size of 10m x 12m ,and the outside space can be used as women section ,adding that this is the first Mosque construction Project from Zakat foundation and hope that there will more project for the sake of our Muslim people in Cambodia ,Insha Allah. He took this opportunity to call for the villagers to use the Mosque accordingly with the caring since it is a house of Allah.
Ltc. Bu Cheoun , the District Police Chief , representative of Sombou District Governor in his official remark of the handover ceremony had expressed his congratulation to the Muslim Villagers to get the new Mosque and his appreciation and admiration for Zakat Foundation of America and Its local Partner, Cambodian Muslim Media Center for making this project possible for the benefit of the Religious Practice and the villagers need to take care with high attention . The Royal Government of Cambodia opens and provide the free rights of practice with peace, and no religious discrimination, so This Mosque building happened because of these and financial support from donors, He added.
Zakat Foundation of America and is local partner Cambodian Muslim Media Center has been implanting several projects for the Muslim Community of Cambodia. In 2016 beside the Mosqe Construction Zakat Foundation has allocated fund for Water well projects, Iftar in Ramadan and Qurban .