| Abdul Hakiim Yakof |
A CLOSING ceremony for the two-day ‘Special Seminar for Mosque Officers 2015’ was held yesterday at the multipurpose hall of Jame’ ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah.
Present as the guest of honour was Ustaz Haji Abdul Rajid bin Haji Mohd Salleh, Acting Director of Mosque Affairs.
In his speech, the event’s chairperson, Haji Sham bin Haji Amin, Head of the Guidance and Training Section, Department of Mosque Affairs, said that the seminar serve as a platform towards ensuring prosperity of mosques and producing mosque officers who are creative and innovative. “I believe that with the exposure from this seminar, the mosque officers can review mosque programmes that have been carried out, so their effectiveness can be improved from time to time,” he said.
Earlier, the event began with a recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah, led by Ustaz Haji Abdul Rahman bin Malek.
This was followed by welcoming remarks by the event chairperson and a speech by a representative of seminar participants. The ceremony concluded with a presentation of certificates to the seminar participants and a souvenir presentation to the invited speaker.
Among the 150 participants took part in the seminar included chosen mosque affair officers as well as Imams and Bilals from across the country. The seminar was led by the invited speaker, Haji Yasim bin Mohammad, President of the Association of Imams, Mosque Officers and Assistant Nikah Registrar of Negeri Selangor.