| Fadhil Yunus |
“ALLAHU AKBAR” reverberated across the capital last night as the country ushered in Hari Raya Aidiladha.
Youth from several organisations joined the Minister of Religious Affairs, Pengiran Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohammad bin Pengiran Haji Abdul Rahman, in a mass Takbir ceremony at the Jame’ ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah.
The participants represented mosque youth groups, higher learning institutions, Institut Tahfiz Al- Quran Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, Hassanal Bolkiah Arabic Male Secondary School, scouts, Red Crescent, as well as cadet groups from the Royal Brunei Police Force, Royal Brunei Armed Forces and Fire and Rescue Department.
The gathering began with the recitation of the Surah Al- Fatihah led by the minister. The delegation from the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) included Permanent Secretaries, Dato Seri Setia Haji Abdul Aziz bin Orang Kaya Maharaja Lela Haji Mohd Yusof and Haji Mohd ‘Abdoh bin Dato Seri Setia Haji Abdul Salam; and Deputy Permanent Secretary, Haji Harun bin Haji Junid.
The ceremony was organised by the Mosque Affairs Department under the MoRA with the cooperation of the Jame’ ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah.