Al-Quran competition finalists selected

Syazwani Hj Rosli

Six Qari and six Qariah were selected to advance to the National Level Musabaqah Al-Quran for Adults 1441 Hijrah/2020 finals as the results were announced at the Sepakat Room 3 of the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Berakas yesterday afternoon.

The guest of honour, Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman presented tokens of appreciation to the participants and judges.

The event began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah followed by a remark from Chairman of the competition Haji Madzneh bin Haji Mohd Noor.

It proceeded with the announcement of finalists of the competition by Chairman of the judges Pengiran Haji Amiruddin bin Pengiran Haji Damit. The six Qari are Mohammad bin Ali, Haji Nasrul Fakhri bin Haji Yahya, Mohd Zul-Hafiz bin Tengah, Haji Mahrof bin Haji Chuchu, Pengiran Muhd Amirul Aiman bin Pengiran Haji Marjuki and Haji Awang Muhd Fikri bin Haji Awang Metussin.

Meanwhile, the Qariah are Dayangku Fauziah Nadhirah binti Pengiran Haji Jofri, Hajah Nurhapidzah binti Haji Hassan, Dayangku Amal Zahirah binti Pengiran Haji Jofri, Dayangku Siti Ummi Syazana binti Pengiran Haji Marjuki, Siti Zahrina binti Abdul Wahab and Dr Hajah Siti Wardah binti Major (Rtd) Haji Abdul Rahman.

The event continued with the recitation of verses from Al-Quran by representative of the Qari and Qariah selected for the finals.

Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Religious Affairs Dato Seri Setia Haji Abdul Aziz bin Orang Kaya Maharaja Lela Haji Yussof, Ra’es of the Religious Teachers University College of Seri Begawan (KUPU SB) Dr Haji Adanan bin Haji Basar, and Deputy Permanent Secretary (Policy and Religious) at the Ministry of Religious Affairs Haji Mohd Serudin bin Haji Timbang were also present.

The competition aimed to encourage the public to improve their Al-Quran reading skills, and to hone their talents.

Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman presents a token of appreciation to a participant. PHOTO: SYAZWANI HJ ROSLI