293 embrace Islam from January to September

Lyna Mohamad

Statistics revealed 293 individuals have converted to Islam from January to September this year, of which 139 are from the Brunei-Muara District.

Meanwhile, a 54-year-old Filipino man embraced Islam in a conversion ceremony held at Kampong Jerudong yesterday.

The ceremony at Pengiran Anak Haji Yaakob bin Pengiran Anak Haji Sallehudin’s residence was witnessed by officials from the Dakwah Dissemination (Conversion) Section of the Islamic Da’wah Centre (PDI).

Rizaldo Perion Basbas, who works as a curtain installer, took the name Saiful Rijal Basbas bin Abdullah, after reciting the Syahadah in the presence of PDI Director Haji Abdul Rajid bin Haji Mohd Salleh.

Saiful Rijal Basbas bin Abdullah recites the Syahadah
PDI Director Haji Abdul Rajid bin Haji Mohd Salleh presents a souvenir to Saiful Rijal. PHOTOS: LYNA MOHAMAD