| Lyna Mohamad |
THE Muslimah Affairs Division of the Department of Mosque Affairs at the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) in collaboration with the Takmir committee members of Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Mosque jointly held a special religious talk for the Brunei-Muara District Muslimah Guidance Class at the mosque in the capital yesterday.
The ceremony was held in conjunction with the Israk Mikraj 1440 Hijrah / 2019 celebration.
Spouse of the Permanent Secretary at the MoRA Datin Hajah Norliyana binti Haji Arif Lim was the guest of honour.
Female officers and staff of the MoRA and the Brunei-Muara District Muslimah Guidance Class members were also present.
The ceremony began with mass recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah led by Head of Muslimah Affairs Noraini Yanti binti Haji Hussin, followed with the special talk delivered by lecturer at the Syariah and Law Faculty of Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) Dr Widad binti Haji Abdul Aziz.
Apart from enlivening the Israk Mikraj 1440 Hijrah celebration, the religious event also served as a joint participation in spreading Islam as well as to reminisce the history that occurred during Israk Mikraj along with taking lessons from it. To bless the ceremony, a Doa Peliharakan Sultan dan Brunei Darussalam was read by teaching staff member of the mosque’s Muslimah Guidance Class Hajah Halimah binti Haji Mohd Said.
The ceremony aimed to strengthen sisterhood among the Muslimah Guidance Class members and provide an opportunity for Muslimah to remember the history of Israk Mikraj and take examples from it in becoming pious Muslimah.