| Syazwani Hj Rosli |
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 joined other congregants at the Jame’ ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah yesterday morning, for the Sunnat Aidiladha prayer.
His Majesty was joined by 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; and His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel.
Upon arrival, His Majesty was greeted by Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman.
The Sunnat Aidiladha prayer was led by Chief Syar’ie Judge Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Seri Utama Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Salim bin Haji Besar.
The Aidiladha sermons were delivered by the State Mufti Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia (Dr) Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned.
In the first sermon, the State Mufti recounted the narrative of Prophet Ibrahim (pbuh), who submitted without hesitation to the command of Allah the Almighty to sacrifice his own son, Prophet Ismail (pbuh).
In his second sermon, the State Mufti reminded the congregants to emulate the strong faith and resolve of Prophet Ibrahim (pbuh), in the face of the devil’s efforts to mislead and prevent him from carrying out the sacrifice.
His Majesty and members of the royal family consented to receive the Junjung Ziarah before leaving the main hall of Jame’ ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah for leading the ritual slaughter of seven sacrificial goats in a Korban ceremony held at the mosque compound.
The rest of the sacrificial livestock were slaughtered at the PDS Abattoir Sdn Bhd Slaughtering Centre and Syarikat Mohammed Norfaidzal Haji Zainuddin & Anak-Anak.
This year, 172 buffaloes and 14 goats were slaughtered, comprising seven goats at the Jame ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah, 40 buffaloes and seven goats at Syarikat Mohammed Norfaidzal Haji Zainuddin & Anak-Anak and 132 buffaloes at Syarikat PDS Abattoir Sdn Bhd.
Portions of the Korban meat were later distributed to underprivileged individuals across the nation.
A total of 10,277 underprivileged individuals in all four districts received the Korban meat, with 7,109 from the Brunei-Muara District, 1,530 in the Belait District, 1,302 in the Tutong District and 336 in the Temburong District.