| Azlan Othman |
A TAKBIR Hari Raya Aidiladha praising Allah the Almighty on the eve of the Feast of Sacrifice echoed around mosques, suraus and religious halls nationwide on Saturday night, with special focus at Jame’ ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah in Kiarong.
Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman attended the religious gathering.
Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) Dato Seri Setia Haji Abdul Aziz bin Orang Kaya Maharaja Lela Haji Yussof; Ra’es of Religious Teachers University College of Seri Begawan (KUPU SB) Dr Haji Adanan bin Haji Basar, Deputy Permanent Secretary at the MoRA Haji Mohd Serudin bin Haji Timbang and government were present.
Mosque youth from the Brunei-Muara District, youth groups under MoRA, personnel of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces and Royal Brunei Police Force, as well as officers from the Prisons Department and students of KUPU SB, Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB), Institut Tahfiz Al-Quran Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah and Hassanal Bolkiah Arabic Boys Secondary School, and residents also attended.
Echoing the Takbir to mark the Feast of Sacrifice helps enliven the celebration, in addition to upholding the titah of 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 to produce a pious community and create awareness on embracing the true meaning of Takbir.
Earlier, the minister began the ceremony with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah, followed by a religious talk by Deputy Director of Jawi and Kitab Turath Studies Centre at KUPU SB Haji Mohammad Shahrol Azmi bin Haji Abdul Muluk.
The Doa Peliharakan Sultan dan Negara Brunei Darussalam was read by a Mosque Officer at Jame’ ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Begawan Pehin Khatib Dato Paduka Awang Haji Suhaili bin Haji Metali Al-Hafiz to bless the ceremony.