Al-Quran reading competition champions awarded

Fadley Faisal

Haji Eddy Huzaimi bin Haji Mat Yassin of the Public Works Department Directorate emerged as Qari winner, while Housing Development Department’s Norhafizah binti Haji Alias was named Qariah winner at the Al Quran Reading Competition event held by the Ministry of Development to mark Israk Mikraj celebration for 1442 Hijrah.

The prize presentation was held on Thursday at the Ministry of Development’s Betabur Hall. Minister of Development Dato Seri Setia Ir Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar presented the prizes.

Deputy Minister of Development Dato Seri Paduka Ar Haji Marzuke bin Haji Mohsin, Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Development Sr Hajah Norhayati binti Haji Mohammad Yaakub, department heads and senior officers at the Ministry of Development were also present.

The contest took place on March 29, which also saw a lecture on ‘Improving prayers according to the Mazhab Shafi’e’ delivered by Director of Fiqh Al Usrah Centre, Religious Teachers University College of Seri Begawan Hilman bin Haji Salim.

The annual event, organised by the Housing Development Department, was aimed at increasing the depth of understanding of Al-Quran.

ABOVE & BELOW: Minister of Development Dato Seri Setia Ir Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar presents the prizes to Haji Eddy Huzaimi bin Haji Mat Yassin and Norhafizah binti Haji Alias. PHOTOS: MOD