A MASS Sunnat Gerhana Bulan prayer, led by Pehin Khatib Haji Suhaili bin Haji Metali Al-Hafiz, was held at the Jame’ ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah in conjunction with last night’s lunar eclipse. According to the sermon, when an eclipse occurs Muslims should immediately repent of his sins and avoid doing wrongful and sinful things and worshipping things that contradicts the teachings of Islam. Among those present were Pengiran Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohammad bin Pengiran Haji Abdul Rahman, the Minister of Religious Affairs; permanent secretaries at the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA); deputy permanent secretary at the MoRA; directors; senior officers and staff at the ministry as well as the residents living nearby. – COURTESY OF MORA
HIS Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam yesterday awarded the prestigious Sultan’s Scholar Scholarships of Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah to six students for the 2016-2017 academic session.
Also present at the ceremony, which was held at the Istana Nurul Iman, were His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office; His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik, who is the Chairman of Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Committee of Governors; and His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel.
This year, four students received the Sultan’s Scholar for the 2016-2017 academic session while another two students received the prestigious scholarship to further their studies at a higher level.