Khatam Al-Quran marks royal birthday

The Ministry of Defence and Royal Brunei Armed Forces units based in Bolkiah Garrison held a Khatam Al-Quran ceremony in conjunction with 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 celebration at Surau Ad-Difa’, Bolkiah Garrison yesterday.

The Khatam Al-Quran was a special pesambah presented to His Majesty and served to show gratitude and prayers to Allah the Almighty for His Majesty’s longevity, good health and well-being.

Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence and officers and personnel of the Ministry of Defence and RBAF were present.

The event began with a recitation of Sayyidul Istighfar, Khatam Al-Quran and Takhtim, followed by a Tahlil ceremony and Dikir Marhaban.

It continued with presentation of tokens of appreciation to participants, reading of Doa Peliharakan Sultan and Negara Brunei Darussalam and concluded with mass Sunat Doha prayer and Selawat.

Similar functions will also be held at all suraus in RBAF garrisons, camps and bases.

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