Around 234 graduates from Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) participated in a Khatam Al-Quran and Doa Kesyukuran ceremony at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) Mosque yesterday, in conjunction with the 11th Hafl Al-Takharruj Convocation Ceremony of UNISSA.
Minister of Education Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman attended as the guest of honour.
The event was also joined by Permanent Secretary (Higher Education) at the Ministry of Education Dr Haji Azman bin Ahmad and UNISSA Rector Dr Haji Norarfan bin Haji Zainal in his capacity as Executive Committee Chairman of the 11th Hafl Al-Takharruj.
The religious ceremony began with a mass recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Surah Ad-Dhuha to Surah An-Naas by the graduates, followed by a recitation of Takhtim by UNISSA students and Doa Khatam by Master’s graduate from Faculty of Islamic Economics and Finance (FEKIm) Luqmanul Hakeem bin Haji Rozaini.
A Dikir Marhaban and Doa Kesyukuran concluded the ceremony, with a Doa recited by graduate in Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Syari’ah Law Muhammad Nazirul Azizan bin Bahren. Prior to the ceremony, the final year students participated in the Halaqah Khatam Al-Quran programme to recite Al-Quran verses and complete 30 Juzuks.
The Khatam Al-Quran and Doa Kesyukuran ceremony was aimed at enlivening the celebration of UNISSA’s 11th Hafl Al-Takharruj.
The annual tradition served to inculcate the culture of reading the Al-Quran and encourage active involvement in religious activities among the students, in line with the Sultanate’s vision of being a Zikir Nation.