The Public Service Department (JPA) continuously contributes to the success of the national vision including Brunei Vision 2035, along with the country’s hopes in becoming a Zikir Nation.
Acting Deputy Director General of Public Service Hajah Noor Airah binti Haji Abdul Rahman made these comments at a handover ceremony by the JPA for the Infaq Mushaf Brunei Darussalam and its translations programme to the Religious Teachers University College of Seri Begawan (KUPU SB) conducted by the department’s Development Division at the JPA building lobby recently.
Acting Director General of Public Service Dr Norfarizal bin Othman presented the mushafs to KUPU SB Acting Deputy Ra’es Dr Haji Abang Hadzmin bin Haji Abang Taha.
The acting deputy director general said the department took the opportunity to waqaf the Mushaf Brunei Darussalam and its translations to KUPU SB in support of KUPU SB’s role in achieving higher education for students who will be future Islamic guides in Brunei Darussalam.
Through this programme, Hajah Noor Airah added that the Public Service Department not only achieved its target in supplying 200 manuscripts of the Mushaf Brunei Darussalam and its translations to the students of KUPU SB, but through the contributions of officers and staff as well as friends and family of JPA, the department handed over 434 manuscripts of the Mushaf Brunei Darussalam and its translations.
The programme aims to open up opportunities for those in the department and their family and friends to increase charity through efforts to give alms, obtain blessings from Allah the Almighty and instil a sense of self-awareness, responsibility and compassion among human beings.
The mushaf will benefit students to make reading the mushaf a daily practise and reference in their learning.
The department hopes the mushafs will be utilised, as Al-Quran was revealed as a guide for the success of Muslims in this world and in the hereafter. Islam as a religion based on knowledge greatly encourages human beings to always learn and develop every knowledge that is utilised, and also imparted to others.