ATSA Architects sincerely welcomes any type of contribution from all parties to realise this conservation effort. We accept any form of contribution both in terms of cash money, construction materials or relevant expertise or advice. However, we truly appreciate and require cash money donations to finance the whole construction process.

The involvement of all parties, including everyone at ATSA Architects is a free and voluntary effort,  with a sincere intention to safeguard and protect our Malaysian architectural heritage. For every money donation, listed below are some of the benefits that we may offer, however, as Muslims, indeed there are no any other better benefits than the reward from Allah SWT. This is consistent with the following sayings:

Allah S.W.T. mentioned in the Al-Quran, with the meaning:

“The mosques of Allah shall be maintained only by those who believe in Allah and the Last Day; perform solat (Iqamat-as-Salat), and give zakat and fear none but Allah. It is they who are expected to be on true guidance.” (Surah At-Taubah:18)

Prophet Muhammad PBUH also said, with the meaning:

Uthman ibn Affan reported: The Messenger of Allah, PBUH, said, “Whoever builds a mosque for Allah, then Allah will build for him a similar house in Paradise.” (Sahih Bukhari 439, Sahih Muslim 533)

It was narrated from Jabir bin 'Abdullah that: The Messenger of Allah, PBUH, said, "Whoever builds a mosque for the sake of Allah, like a sparrow's nest for Allah or even smaller, Allah will build for him a house in Paradise." (Ibnu Majah 738)

Below are the listed benefits for every contributor:

    • 1) The contributor company / organisation’s names shall be engraved on a special plaque erected on the new site of the surau.

      2) Acknowledgment credits for every contributor company / organisation  in a special monograph publication of the conservation effort.

      3) The 105-year-old surau building will definitely become the only Malay architectural heritage building located in the city of Ipoh, and can be promoted as a tourist attraction besides being used as a reference centre of the Malay architectural heritage for students, architects, historians and the public in general.

      4) Furthermore, the effort will become more significant through our initiatives to obtain the status of heritage building from the Department of National Heritage and also a possible recognition by the Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) in Malaysia and by the other international organisations such as the Aga Khan Award for Architecture by the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and the World Heritage by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).