| Faza Suraj |
A DUSUN family of three recently recited the Syahadah and embraced Islam as their religion in a ceremony which was held at their home at Jalan Pantai Sungai Liang in the Belait District.
The head of the family Muhamed Jos bin Radin, 62, is now known as Muhamad Jos Rezuan bin Radin while his wife Rasmi binti Ringgit, 61, is now known as Rasmi Khairiah binti Ringgit. Their son, Hairol Fendi bin Mohamed Jos, 21, is now known as Muhammad Hairol Afendi bin Muhammad Jos Rezuan.
Haji Md Nazir bin Haji Othman, a Religious Development Officer from the Dakwah Unit of Belait under the Islamic Dakwah Centre was present to guide the family through the ceremony and spoke to the Bulletin about the number of people converting to Islam for the year 2014 in the Belait District.
“A total of 131 people have converted to Islam through the Dakwah Unit of Belait this year including seven in December,” he said.
The event was enlivened by a Dikir Marhaban performance accompanied by the sprinkling of ‘bunga rampai’ to celebrate the new Muslim brothers and sisters. This was followed by the presentation of a gift to the converts presented by the Penghulu of Mukim Sungai Liang, Haji Hamid bin Haji Momin.