Delegation heads to Jordan for Al-Quran competition

|     Rokiah Mahmud     |

A DELEGATION from Brunei Darussalam left for Amman, Jordan yesterday to participate in the 14th International Hasyimiah Government Al-Quran Memorisation, Recitation and Interpretation Competition for Women.

Head of Islamic Syiar Development Haji Madzneh bin Haji Mohd Noor, Acting Principal of Institut Tahfiz Al-Quran Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah (ITQSHHB) Pengiran Haji Amiruddin bin Pengiran Haji Damit and Head of the Public Relations Division at the Ministry of Religious Affairs Hassan Baha bin Haji Umar were present at the sending off ceremony at the Brunei International Airport.

Aqilah binti Haji Ayop who will compete in the 30-Juzuk category has been selected several time to represent the Sultanate in the competition.

She is accompanied by ITQSHHB teacher Siti Wardah binti Haji Ibrahim to manage the delegation.

Aqilah binti Haji Ayop and Siti Wardah binti Haji Ibrahim with Head of Islamic Syiar Development Haji Madzneh bin Haji Mohd Noor, Acting Principal of Institut Tahfiz Al-Quran Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah (ITQSHHB) Pengiran Haji Amiruddin bin Pengiran Haji Damit and Head of the Public Relations Division at the Ministry of Religious Affairs Hassan Baha bin Haji Umar at the Brunei International Airport. – ROKIAH MAHMUD