Executive Committee discusses Islamic major events

|     Lyna Mohamad     |

MEMBERS of the Executive Committee for National Level Islamic Major Events and the National-Level for Adults Al-Quran Reading Competition for 1441 Hijrah convened for a meeting at the Adat Istiadat Negara Department in the capital yesterday.

The meeting was chaired by Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman, in his capacity as Chairman of the Executive Committee.

Among those present at the meeting were Chief of Adat Istiadat Negara Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Aziz bin Pengiran Jaya Negara Pengiran Haji Abu Bakar, State Mufti Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia (Dr) Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned; Chief Syar’ie Judge Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Seri Utama Dato Paduka Seri Setia Haji Awang Salim bin Haji Besar and Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar.

Adat Istiadat Council member Pehin Orang Kaya Maharaja Diraja Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abdul Wahab bin Haji Mohd Said, Deputy State Mufti Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Japar bin Haji Mat Dain @ Maidin, Commissioner of Police Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Mohammad Irwan bin Haji Hambali and Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) Major General Pengiran Dato Paduka Seri Aminan bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud as well as permanent secretaries, deputy permanent secretaries and department heads were also present.

The event commenced with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Doa Selamat led by Acting Director of Mosque Affairs at the Ministry of Religious Affairs Haji Amir Hisham bin Haji Masri, followed with an opening speech by the minister.

The meeting focussed on the working papers for this year’s Islamic major events which include the Islamic New Year of 1441 Hijrah, Maulidur Rasul, a special gathering for women in celebration of Maulidur Rasul, the National-Level Adult Al-Quran Reading Competition, Israk Mikraj and Nuzul Al-Quran.

Among the agenda discussed were theme suggestions for each event together with the appointment of action committee, executive committee and working committee members for these events.

Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman, in his capacity as Chairman of the Executive Committee, with Chief of Adat Istiadat Negara Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Aziz bin Pengiran Jaya Negara Pengiran Haji Abu Bakar and State Mufti Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia (Dr) Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned at the meeting. – LYNA MOHAMAD