Thirty-five Haj pilgrims, comprising 15 civil servants and 20 military personnel from the Ministry of Defence (MinDef) and the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF), were honoured in a Jiwa Murni ceremony at Surau Al-Huda, Muara Naval Base on Friday.
Acting Commander of the RBAF First Admiral Dato Seri Pahlawan Spry bin Haji Serudi @ Haji Seruji, and Acting Permanent Secretary at the MinDef were the guests of honour.
The ceremony began with the recitation of Sayyidul Istighfar, Surah Yaasiin and Doa Selamat followed by the recitations of Asmaa Ul-Husna and Selawat Tafrijiyyah. The event also featured a religious talk, ‘Perjalanan Yang Dirindui’, by Islamic Da’wah Centre Assistant Religious Officer Pengiran Haji Reduan bin Pengiran Haji Badaruddin.
The ceremony continued after a mass Asar prayer with the recitation of Doa Peliharakan Sultan dan Negara Brunei Darussalam, Selawat Qiyam, Surah Al-’Asr, Tasbih Kaffarah and Doa Kepada Ibu Bapa.
The guests of honour handed over donations and gifts consisting of medical supplies from the MinDef and RBAF.