Religious ceremony marks Her Majesty’s birthday

Lyna Mohamad

The Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha (RIPAHS) Mosque Takmir Committee and Muslimah Affairs Division of the Brunei-Muara Mosque Affairs Department held a Doa Kesyukuran at RIPAHS Mosque on Thursday to mark the birthday of Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha binti Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohamed Alam.

The Acting Mosque Affairs Director’s spouse Hajah Aisyah Raudhah @ Hajah Rosni binti Haji Abdul Ghani was the guest of honour.

The ceremony began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah, led by the guest of honour, followed by the mass recitation of Surah Al-Mulk, led by Hajah Rusita binti Haji Yahya from Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Damit Mosque in Mukim Kilanas and Ar-Rahman Mosque in Kampong Tanjung Bunut mosques.

The event was further enlivened with a Dikir Asyraqal, performed by members of the Muslimah Guidance Class at RIPAHS Mosque.

To bless the occasion, a Doa Kesyukuran was read by Hajah Rusita following which she received a souvenir from the guest of honour along with Head of Brunei-Muara Zone, Muslimah Affairs Division of the Mosque Affairs Department Pengiran Hajah Maswita binti Pengiran Haji Sabtu.

The ceremony held for the first time to seek protection from Allah the Almighty for Her Majesty was also aimed at providing congregants with the understanding of the benefits of reciting Surah Al-Mulk while strengthening ties among members of the Muslimah Guidance Class.

A Doa Kesyukuran in progress at Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha Mosque. PHOTO: BAHYIAH BAKIR