Religious events mark His Majesty’s birthday

Rokiah Mahmud & Syazwani Hj Rosli

The Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) held a Doa Kesyukuran ceremony to mark the 74th birthday 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 at the Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan yesterday.

Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman participated. Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar, Permanent Secretary at the MoRA Haji Mohammad Rosli bin Haji Ibrahim, Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary (Policy and Religious) at the MoRA Pengiran Anak Dr Haji Amiruddin Alam Shah bin Pengiran Anak Haji Ismail, senior officers and officers of the ministry were also present.

The event commenced with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Surah Yaasiin led by Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Mosque Officer Begawan Pehin Khatib Dato Paduka Awang Haji Emran bin Haji Kunchang and the Doa Kesyukuran was read by Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Mosque Superintendent Haji Zulkifli bin Haji Murat. It was followed with mass Zohor prayers led by Mosque Officer Begawan Mudim Haji Metassim bin Haji Metussin.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism (MPRT) and the departments under it held a Doa Kesyukuran ceremony to commemorate the 74th birthday celebration of His Majesty at the Ash-Shaliheen Mosque yesterday.

Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Haji Apong was the guest of honour. Permanent Secretary at the MPRT, Deputy Permanent Secretaries at the MPRT, senior officers, officers and staff members of the mprt and departments under it were also present.

The event commenced with the Sunnat Hajat prayer led by Mosque Affairs Officer Haji Mohammad Izzat Izzuddin bin Begawan Pehin Khatib Dato Paduka Haji Emran followed by Doa Kesyukuran and mass Asar prayer led by Assistant Head Imam of the Ash-Shaliheen Mosque Syariff Wafiuddin bin Jemain.

The ceremonies were to express gratitude for His Majesty’s wise leadership and to pray to Allah the Almighty to bless His Majesty with longevity and health.

Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman at the event. PHOTO: ROKIAH MAHMUD
Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Haji Apong. PHOTO: SYAZWANI HJ ROSLI