Religious events mark royal birthday

Daniel Lim & Lyna Mohamad

Mukim penghulus and village heads from Belait District convened at the hall of the Muhammad Jamalul Alam Mosque, Kuala Belait to take part in the recitation of Surah Yaasiin and Doa Kesyukuran held in conjunction with 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 yesterday.

Belait District Officer Ramlee bin Haji Jamudin was the guest of honour. Legislative Council (LegCo) members Penghulu of Mukim Liang Yang Berhormat Haji Abdul Hamid bin Haji Mumin and Acting Penghulu of Mukim Labi Yang Berhormat Hanapi bin Mohd Siput were also present.

The ceremony began with a mass recitation of Surah Yaasiin followed by the recitation of Doa Kesyukuran led by Acting Village Head of Kampong Pandan ‘B’ Morney bin Amat. It concluded with Mass Fardhu prayers.

Elsewhere, a religious ceremony was held at Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque in Kampong Mentiri.

The recitation of Surah Yaasiin and Doa Kesyukuran to mark the monarch’s birthday celebration was organised by mukim penghulus and village heads in Brunei-Muara District.

LegCo member and Village Head of Kampong Masjid Lama, Pekan Muara, Sabun and Pelumpong Yang Berhormat Pengiran Haji Mohamed bin Pengiran Haji Osman @ Othman who is also Acting Penghulu of Mukim Serasa, was the guest of honour.

The event began with the recitation of Surah Yaasiin led by Acting Village Head of Kampong Sungai Bunga Zainin bin Haji Salleh who also recited the Doa Kesyukuran. A mass Asar prayer concluded the event.

LegCo members, mukim penghulus, village heads and acting village heads in the Brunei-Muara District were also present.

ABOVE & BELOW: Legislative Council (LegCo) members Penghulu of Mukim Liang Yang Berhormat Haji Abdul Hamid bin Haji Mumin and Acting Penghulu of Mukim Labi Yang Berhormat Hanapi bin Mohd Siput and Belait District Officer Ramlee bin Haji Jamudin at the event in Kuala Belait; and LegCo member and Village Head of Kampong Masjid Lama, Pekan Muara, Sabun and Pelumpong and Acting Penghulu of Mukim Serasa Yang Berhormat Pengiran Haji Mohamed bin Pengiran Haji Osman @ Othman at the event in Kampong Mentiri. PHOTOS: DANIEL LIM & LYNA MOHAMAD