Ministry of Religious Affairs
Five cows were slaughtered in honour of Hari Raya Aidiladha during a Ministry of Religious Affairs’ (MoRA) event at Kampong Sibut Religious Hall in Mukim Amo, Temburong District yesterday.
The event began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Doa Selamat read by Acting Head of Kampong Sibut Religious Hall Khairol Rizan bin Ibrahim, followed by the cutting of Korban meat which was done by MoRA’s workforce, the religious hall committee members, youth volunteers and Mukim Amo residents.
Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman and spouse Datin Hajah Nahriah binti Haji Hasbi joined the distribution of Korban meat to 58 heads of underprivileged families, 35 Muslim converts in Mukim Amo, and other participants.
The minister also distributed the meat to six families of Muslim converts living near the religious hall.
Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar, Permanent Secretary at the MoRA Haji Mohammad Rosli bin Haji Ibrahim, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Policy and Religious) at the MoRA Haji Mohd Serudin bin Haji Timbang, Ra’es of Religious Teachers University College of Seri Begawan Dr Haji Adanan bin Haji Basar, and MoRA’s heads of departments, officers and staff also joined the activity.
The activity was intended to allow MoRA to get acquainted with new converts in the district in jointly glorifying Hari Raya Aidiladha.
It was also held to realise the resolution of Youth Leadership Convention in giving opportunities for youth involvement in activities run by the ministry. This year’s Korban rite was coordinated by the Building and Maintenance Division, Policy, Planning and Research Division, International and MABIMS Division as well as Public Relations Division at the ministry.
Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism
Over 100 people received Korban meat from the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism (MPRT) during a ceremony to mark Hari Raya Aidiladha at the ministry’s Setia Pahlawan Hall yesterday.
Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Apong distributed the meat to 50 recipients comprising MPRT officers and staff.
Fifty-six Kampong Serasa residents also received Korban meat via delivery by the Fisheries Department.
Yesterday’s ceremony began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah followed by a Doa and a religious talk titled Penghayatan Ibadah Korban delivered by Director of Fiqh Al-Usrah Research Centre at Religious Teachers University College of Seri Begawan (KUPU SB) Hilman bin Haji Salim.
Permanent Secretary at the MPRT Hajah Tutiaty binti Haji Abdul Wahab, deputy permanent secretaries, MPRT department heads, senior officers, officers and staff were also present.
Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports
A total of 330 individuals received Korban meat distributed by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) yesterday.
Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin presented the Korban meat to the recipients, comprising the poor and destitute, orphans and staff at the MCYS and Community Development Department (JAPEM).
Deputy Permanent Secretary (Cultural) at the MCYS Dr Siti Norkhalbi binti Haji Wahsalfelah also joined in on the distribution.
The ceremony commenced with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah, led by religious teacher from JAPEM Haji Shahrin bin Haji Sulaiman, followed by the call of Takbir Hari Raya, recitation of Doa Allah Peliharakan Sultan dan Brunei Darussalam as well as Doa seeking protection from the coronavirus outbreak.
The same event was held in tandem at Jawatan Dalam Hall of Brunei History Centre, where 217 orphans and staff of the centre and Language and Literature Bureau received the Korban meat.
The meat were handed out by Permanent Secretary (Administration, Finance and Estate) at the MCYS Pengiran Mohd Amirrizal bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud and Director of Research, Development and International Affairs at the MCYS Hajah Fauziah binti Haji Abdul Hamid.
Meanwhile, at Bina Diri Hall of the Youth Development Centre, 325 received the Korban meat distributed by Permanent Secretary (Strategic Management and Policy) at the MCYS Pengiran Haji Mohd Hasnan bin Pengiran Haji Ali Hassan and JAPEM Acting Director Pengiran Siti Rahmah binti Pengiran Haji Salleh.
The recipients comprised orphans and staff from the Youth and Sports Department (JBS) and Museums Department.
This year, 10 cattle were sacrificed, and MCYS officers and staff along with Meraih Berkah Group participated in the sacrificial ritual.