| Wani Roslan |
A TOTAL of 151 participants comprising graduating students of Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) were feted at the Khatam Al-Quran and Doa Kesyukuran ceremony yesterday.
The ceremony, part of the university’s 8th Hafl Al-Takharruj programme, was held at the auditorium of the university.
The guest of honour was Minister of Education Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman.
Also in attendance were Deputy Minister of Education Datin Seri Paduka Dr Hajah Romaizah binti Haji Mohd Salleh, Rector of UNISSA Dr Haji Norarfan bin Haji Zainal, deputy permanent secretary and directors at the Ministry of Education.
The ceremony began with a mass recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah led by the guest of honour, followed by the Khatam ceremony. This was followed by a recitation of Takhtim and Doa Khatam recited by Adee Aiman bin Haji Muhidin, a graduating student of Bachelor in Syariah (Fiqh and Usul) course.
The ceremony continued with a presentation of certificates by the guest of honour.
The event concluded with a recitation of Doa Kesyukuran led by Muhammad Arif bin Haji Johari, a graduating student of Bachelor in Arabic Language.
The Khatam Al-Quran ceremony is held annually at UNISSA to promote and instil the habit of Al-Quran reading among its students in line with the aspirations of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam in making the country a Zikir nation.