| Daniel Lim |
A FILIPINA embraced Islam during a ceremony at the Islamic Da’wah Centre (Belait branch) yesterday.
Villaflor Aveno Qeraldine, 46, recited the Syahadah, witnessed by Assistant Head of the Islamic Da’wah Centre, Belait District branch Ustazah Hajah Salimah binti Haji Hassan and officers from the centre.
She has taken on the name Nur Arifah binti Abdullah Aveno.
Head of the Dakwah Unit Roslan bin Haji Ratu and Ustazah Hajah Salimah presented souvenirs to the convert.
Since the start of the year, five people have converted, while last year saw 74 embracing Islam in the Belait District. Across the country, the figure stood at 359.