98 embrace Islam from January to March

Syazwani Hj Rosli

A total of 98 people converted to Islam across the nation from January 2020 until March 2020.

Brunei-Muara District has the highest number of people who have converted to Islam with 53, according to a statistic from the Islamic and Muallaf Guidance Unit of the Islamic Da’wah Centre of the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA).

This is followed by Tutong District with 32, Belait District 12 and one conversion in Temburong District.

In terms of race, Dusun is the highest conversion with 35 people followed by Chinese with 20 conversions, Iban with 15 conversions, Filipinos with 13 conversions, other races with 11 conversions, Murut with two conversions, Bisaya and Europe with one conversion respectively.

Sixty-three people who have converted to Islam within the period are locals and the rest are foreigners.

The Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan. Sixty-three locals and 35 foreigners converted to Islam in January to March this year in Brunei Darussalam. PHOTO: RAHWANI ZAHARI