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Fine tuning Jawi knowledge

The Brunei History Centre through the Library and Learning Division organised a workshop on Reading Jawi Writing in Manuscript.

Some 21 participants comprising officers and staff from the centre and the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) including the Language and Literature Bureau and Museums Department attended the workshop.

Jawi writing or Khat (calligraphy) is a valuable treasure and heritage of Islamic civilisation, synonymous with the Malay identity, particularly in Brunei, said Brunei History Centre Acting Deputy Principal Muhammad Faisal bin Haji Mat Salleh.

He added that it possesses high aesthetic values as well as an interesting, unique and classic writing and spelling system. “The workshop is aimed at imparting knowledge, skills, procedures and methods for reading the diverse writings and scripts of old Jawi manuscripts,” he said.

Azman bin Haji Kassim and Dr Haji Harapandi bin Dahri from Religious Teachers University College of Seri Begawan facilitated the workshop.

The workshop which commenced yesterday, concludes today. – Rokiah Mahmud

Brunei History Centre Acting Deputy Principal Muhammad Faisal bin Haji Mat Salleh delivers his remarks. PHOTO: ROKIAH MAHMUD
ABOVE & BELOW; Photos show attendees at the workshop. PHOTO: ROKIAH MAHMUD
PHOTO: ROKIAH MAHMUD

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