| Syazwani Hj Rosli |
EIGHTY-one graduates of Wasan Vocational School participated in a Khatam Al-Quran ceremony yesterday. The ceremony took place in conjunction with the students’ convocation and in commemoration of the 100 years of the establishment of formal education in Brunei.
The guest of honour was Ustazah Hajah Rusita binti Haji Yahya, Acting Director of the Islamic Education Department of the Ministry of Religious Affairs. The ceremony opened with the recitation of Surah al-Fatihah by the chairman of the event, Ustaz Narudin bin Lamit. This was followed by the mass recitation of the holy verses of the Noble Quran and takhtim by the graduates.
The ceremony continued with the Doa Khatam by Mohd Firdaus bin Awang Wasli, one of the Khatam participants. The guest of honour then presented certificates to the participants of the Khatam Al-Quran ceremony.
A recitation of the Doa Selamat marked the end of the ceremony. One of the aims of this event was to instil love of reciting the Holy Quran amongst the graduates and encouraging them to develop a deeper understanding of its contents.