Celebrating Arabic language

Rokiah Mahmud

The Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) celebrated the World Arabic Language Day through the Ta’zeez Al-Lughah Al-Arabiah Bi-Madris in collaboration with the Brunei Darussalam Arabic Language Association at the Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien in the capital recently.

Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar was the guest of honour.

Celebrated every December 18 globally by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the event aimed to encourage the use of Arabic language and raise interest in learning the language.

The Arabic language is the language of Al-Quran. It is known as the knowledge language used by Islamic scholars in several fields. It has been recognised globally as the sixth most spoken language out of 22 languages.

Several activities were also held at the event.

Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar at the event. PHOTO: ROKIAH MAHMUD