Kampong Batu Marang mosque committee members launched the Khatam Al-Quran to mark 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’s 75th birthday celebrations.
Mosque Committee Adviser Pengiran Dato Paduka Haji Zaini bin Pengiran Haji Kamaluddin was the guest of honour.
The ceremony began with the recitation of Al-Fatihah led by Imam Muhammad Sharine Hadiman bin Sahari.
The chief guest and Al-Quran readers also recited Surah Al-Baqarah.
Event chairperson Mohammad Isa bin Haji Marsidi said 75 participants – comprising mosque committee members, women Al Wa’wa members, youth and mosque congregants – have enrolled into the Khatam Al-Quran.
The event is the second of its kind held to express gratitude to Allah the Almighty for blessing the nation with a benevolent ruler, and as a show of love to a monarch who puts religious teachings at the forefront.