Khatam Al-Quran session goes online

Lyna Mohamad

For the first time in 26 years, Syarikat Takaful Brunei Darussalam Sdn Bhd (Takaful Brunei) and its subsidiaries, Takaful Brunei Am (TBA) and Takaful Brunei Keluarga (TBK) held their first online Khatam Al-Quran, via the Zoom application.

Amid the current restrictions on mass gatherings, Takaful Brunei employed the use of technology to conduct the annual Khatam Al-Quran recitation for Ramadhan at their offices in Bandar Seri Begawan, Beribi, Kiulap, Tutong, Temburong and Kuala Belait.

Officers and staff working from home, as part of Takaful Brunei’s business continuity plan (BCP) since late March, also took part in the Khatam Al-Quran recitation from their respective residences. Nearly 200 Takaful Brunei employees participated in the event.

At the same time, Takaful Brunei continues to promote the spirit of Ramadhan by conducting charitable activities.

This year, its Jalur Kasih initiative will be extended to include orphans, while the handover of TBK’s Amal Jariah Takaful donations to various non-governmental organisations (NGOs) – including Society for the Management of Autism Related issues in Training, Education and Resources (SMARTER) Brunei, Pusat Ehsan Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam and the Centre for Children with Special Needs (KACA) – will be held at a later date.

Takaful Brunei’s Compliance and Risk Management Senior Executive Officer Nur Sadrina binti Pehin Khatib Dato Paduka Haji Suhaili Al-Hafiz, said, “It is important for Takaful Brunei to be resilient during this time of crisis to ensure continuous services to customers and charitable activities, by activating their business continuity plan, which includes splitting the crucial operations teams and relocating BCP personnel to their designated locations.

“COVID-19 also shows the importance of our customers getting their Takaful via our Call Centre, WhatsApp and Takaful Brunei Mobile App, for their convenience and safety. The organisation has learned to adapt to a new working environment to continue delivering positive customer experiences,” she added.

A participant joins the Khatam Al-Quran online session. PHOTO: TAKAFUL BRUNEI