| Syazwani Hj Rosli |
TWO Filipinos yesterday embraced the Islamic faith during a simple conversion ceremony held at the residence of Pengiran Kamarul Zaman bin Pengiran Haji Zahari in Kampong Sungai Tilong, Jalan Muara.
Ernesto Libunao Macalinao, 33, now goes by his new Muslim name, Muhammad Jazlan bin Abdullah Macalinao.
Joeneth Ribano Mallari, has chosen Nurul Jannah binti Abdullah Ribano as her Muslim name.
Their conversion was witnessed by family members and friends, who were present to see them recite the Dua Kalimah Syahadah. The new converts were sprinkled with scented flower with the accompaniment of the Dikir Marhaban.
After the ceremony, they were scheduled to undergo a few religious guidance courses at the Islamic Dakwah Centre.
According to the Islamic Dakwah Centre, the number of Muslim converts nationwide from January to September 2014 has now reached a total of 420 people.