Ministry of Islamic Affairs raised MVR 570,363 for two of its funds on Saturday.
The ministry held a one-day fundraising event at Islamic Centre from Saturday morning until sundown.
According to the ministry, people donated MVR 465,562 and USD 551 to the ministry's mosque fund, and MVR 93,129 and USD 205 for the religion fund.
Islamic Ministry also made arrangements for online and card donations.
Due to complications over bad weather, the ministry announced to extend the fundraising event from 1300 - 1800 hrs on Sunday.