Five embrace Islam in Belait

Daniel Lim

Three conversion ceremonies were witnessed at the Islamic Da’wah Centre, Belait District Branch on Saturday.

The first ceremony was for a Bidayoh individual witnessed by Dakwah Unit Assistant Head Hajah Salimah binti Haji Hassan.

Following the formal declaration of the Syahadah, Rosita Anak Andrew Sungkoi, 28, took the name Aaira Rosita binti Abdullah Andrew Sungkoi.

In a similar ceremony, three family members from Thailand residing in the district embraced the Islamic faith overseen by Hajah Salimah.

Sudarat Toju, 52, Netchanok Tojui, 17, and Napatrapee Jindaperm, 45, chose Muslim names Khadijah binti Abdullah, Nur Nailah Adira binti Abdullah, and Aisyah binti Abdullah respectively.

Meanwhile, a student from the Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE), Vinodhini Veloo of Indian ethnicity who embraced the Islamic faith, took the name Nur Viviana binti Abdullah.

Acting Principal of IBTE Satellite Campus Dr Suhaimi bin Haji Abdul Wahab as the guest of honour witnessed the event.

Head of Da’wah Unit in the Belait District Zikrinaidah binti Haji Mat Dikir was also present.

The centre recorded seven conversions to the faith in the Belait District so far this year.

Aaira Rosita binti Abdullah Andrew Sungkoi recites the Syahadah; and Nur Viviana binti Abdullah receives a gift (below)

Khadijah binti Abdullah, Nur Nailah Adira binti Abdullah and Aisyah binti Abdullah during the ceremony. PHOTOS: PDI Belait District Branch