74 times Khatam ceremony launched

Rokiah Mahmud

The Rashidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah Mosque (MRSB) launched the start of the recitation of Al-Quran 74 times Khatam for mosque congregants and Kampong Sungai Akar residents after Subuh prayer yesterday.

The event is held in celebration 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’s 74th birthday.

The event commenced with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah led by Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Haji Apong in his capacity as patron of the MRSB Takmir Committee.

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Awang Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin was also present.

Mosque Affairs Officer Imam Haji Symsul Nizam bin Haji Badar led the recitation of Al-Quran verses and Doa Allah Peliharakan Sultan dan Brunei Darussalam. The event aims to foster closer ties among the Mosque Takmir Committee, and promote cooperation among congregants and villagers. It also aimed to seek blessings from Allah the Almighty, under the leadership of His Majesty.

Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Haji Apong and Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Awang Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin at the event. PHOTO: ROKIAH MAHMUD