Iban girl embraces Islamic faith

Lyna Mohamad

An Iban teenager embraced the Islamic faith in a ceremony at the Islamic Da’wah Centre’s (PDI) Al-Muhtadiin Room yesterday.

Nineteen-year-old Liaty anak Jelidi’s conversion ceremony was witnessed by PDI Director Haji Abdul Rajid bin Haji Mohd Salleh.

She has assumed the name Nur Liaty Aqilah binti Jalidi.

The event began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah followed by Nur Liaty Aqilah reciting the Syahadah.

Nur Liaty Aqilah was also presented with a souvenir by the guest of honour followed by a recitation of Doa Selamat.

Assistant Director of PDI Abdul Aziz bin Haji Abdul Kahar, Acting Special Duties Officer Grade I Ali Hassan bin Mohd Said, Senior Religious Officer Ruslan bin Haji Sulaiman, Head of Muallaf Development Division Dr Hajah Rohanita binti Haji Yaakub and officers and staff of PDI were also present.

PDI recorded 310 people embraceing Islam between January and October 12 out of which 149 are from the Brunei-Muara District.

Islamic Da’wah Centre Director Haji Abdul Rajid bin Haji Mohd Salleh presents a souvenir to Nur Liaty Aqilah binti Jalidi. PHOTO: LYNA MOHAMAD