Glorifying Ramadhan with religious ceremonies

Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism

Azlan Othman

The Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism (MPRT) held a Nuzul Al-Quran celebration and presentation of donations to orphans at Setia Pahlawan Hall of the ministry yesterday.

Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Apong was the guest of honour.

Permanent Secretary at the MPRT Hajah Tutiaty binti Haji Abdul Wahab, deputy permanent secretaries, department heads, senior officials, officers, and staff of the ministry were also present. The ceremony began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah, followed by a special talk on ‘Al-Quran, Basis and Catalyst for National Development’ by Mosque Affairs Officer Pengiran Ahmad Faris Ramadhani bin Pengiran Haji Sellahuddin,

The minister also presented donations to 56 orphans of the ministry’s officers and staff. The ceremony ended with a Doa Selamat led by Pengiran Ahmad Faris Ramadhani bin Pengiran Haji Sellahuddin.

This year’s event was hosted by the Department of Agriculture and Agrifood.

Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Apong at the event. PHOTO: AZLAN OTHMAN

Ministry of Defence & RBAF

The Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) and the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) held a religious event to commemorate Nuzul Al-Quran celebration at Surau Asy-Syuhada’, Defence Academy of RBAF yesterday.

Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, Legislative Council member and Penghulu Mukim Berakas ‘B’ Pengiran Haji Ali bin Pengiran Maon, Commander of the RBAF Major General (U) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sahat, Permanent Secretary at the MINDEF, Service Commanders, Deputy Permanent Secretaries, Acting Village Head of Kampong Tanah Jambu and Kampong Salar, officers and personnel of the MINDEF and RBAF were present.

A religious talk on ‘Al-Quran: The Basis and Catalyst of National Development’ was delivered by Assistant Prison Counsellor at the Prisons Department Fariszal bin Ali.

The event also saw the presentation of donations to 77 orphans and 26 underprivileged individuals to help ease their burden in the holy month of Ramadhan and in preparation for the upcoming Hari Raya celebration.

Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof during the ceremony. PHOTO: MINDEF

Ministry of Energy

Rokiah Mahmud

The Ministry of Energy, its department and statutory bodies marked the Nuzul Al-Quran celebration at the Main Theatre Hall, Prime Minister’s Office Building yesterday.

The event was jointly organised by the Electricity Authority Brunei Darussalam (AENBD), Department of Electrical Services (DES), and Legal and Compliance Division.

Minister of Energy Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mat Suny bin Haji Md Hussein was the guest of honour.

Deputy Minister of Energy Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Matsatejo bin Sokiaw was also present.

The event began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah led by Mosque Affairs Department officer Ahmad bin Haji Abdul Razak, followed by a special talk ‘Muhasabah Ramadhan’ delivered by Education Officer at the Institut Tahfiz Al-Quran Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Hanisah binti Othman.

The event also saw the minister present donations to 20 orphans from the ministry
and DES.

Minister of Energy Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mat Suny bin Haji Md Hussein presents a donation. PHOTO: MUIZ MATDANI

Ministry of Health

Hakim Hayat

The Ministry of Health (MoH) organised a Tedarus Al-Quran ceremony at the Pintu Malim Mosque in Jalan Kota Batu yesterday.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohammad Isham bin Haji Jaafar led the delegation.

The event began with mass Asar prayers, followed by the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah led by the minister and verses from Al-Quran. The minister presented a hand held leaf blower and a computer to a mosque representative.

Meanwhile, the Department of Dental Services also organised a Khatam Al-Quran ceremony at the MoH building in Commonwealth Drive yesterday.

Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary (Professional) at MoH Pengiran Dr Haji Md Khalifah bin Pengiran Haji Ismail was the guest of honour.

The event began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah led by the guest of honour, followed by the recitation of verses of Al-Quran led by Dr Mohd Khairul Fadhli bin Haji Abdul Kadir.

The recitation of Surah Adh-Duha until Surah Al-Masad, the Doa Khatam and later Dikir Marhaban were led by Haji Zaman bin Haji Timbang. The event also saw the presentation of donations to orphans of the department’s families.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar presents the donation. PHOTO: HAKIM HAYAT

Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications

Hakim Hayat

The Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications (MTIC) held a Nuzul Al-Quran, Khatam Al-Quran ceremony and presentation of donation to orphans at Amar Pahlawan Hall of the MTIC building yesterday.

This year’s event was jointly organised by the Land Transport Department and Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department.

Minister of Transport and Infocommunications Dato Seri Setia Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Yusof was present.

The ceremony commenced with the recitation of verses of Al-Quran and Takhtim led by Imam of the Brunei International Airport Haji Mohd Ashraf bin Haji Bujang, followed by a religious talk in commemoration of Nuzul Al-Quran 1442 Hijrah celebration titled ‘Al-Quran the Basis and Catalyst of National Development’ by Director of Centre of Public International and Relations, Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) Ustaz Haji Sammali bin Haji Adam.

The ceremony continued with the presentation of donations to 28 orphans of officers and staff at the MTIC.

Permanent Secretary at the MTIC Haji Mohammad Nazri bin Haji Mohammad Yusof and senior officials from the ministry also attended.

ABOVE & BELOW: Minister of Transport and Infocommunications Dato Seri Setia Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Yusof; and participants during the Khatam Al-Quran event. PHOTOS: HAKIM HAYAT