Royalty graces National Al-Quran Reading competition

Aziz Idris

The Finals of the National Al-Quran Reading Competition for Adults 1441 Hijrah/2020 continued for the second night with four Qari and four Qariah presenting their readings at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Berakas last night.

His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik graced the event.

His Royal Highness 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 in his capacity as Chairman of the Executive Committee for Major Islamic Events Celebration for 1441 Hijrah and the competition.

His Royal Highness was also greeted by Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Aziz bin Pengiran Jaya Negara Pengiran Haji Abu Bakar, Chief of Adat Istiadat Negara along with Cabinet Ministers and other members of the Executive Committee.

The event began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah led by Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Setia Raja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Haji Awang Suhaili bin Haji Mohiddin.

Last night’s competition saw the readings by eight participants, Qaris Haji Mahrof bin Haji Chuchu, Haji Nasrul Fakhri bin Haji Yahya, Pengiran Muhd Amirul Aiman bin Pengiran Haji Marjuki and Haji Awang Mohd Fikri bin Haji Awang Metussin and Qariahs Siti Zahrina binti Abdul Wahab, Dayangku Fauziah Nadhirah binti Pengiran Haji Jofri, Dayangku Siti Ummi Syazana binti Pengiran Haji Marjuki and Hajah Nurhafidzah binti Haji Hassan.

The three-night event which began on Tuesday will end with the announcement of the results and prize-presentation tonight.

This year’s competition is themed Menjana Keberkatan Rezeki dengan Al-Quran.

His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik at the event. PHOTOS: MUIZ MATDANI
Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Aziz bin Pengiran Jaya Negara Pengiran Haji Abu Bakar, Chief of Adat Istiadat Negara with Cabinet Ministers and other senior officials during the event
A participant during the competition