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Nationwide recitations mark Nisfu Sya’aban

Lyna Mohamad, Adib Noor & Izah Azahari

Muslims across the nation observed Nisfu Sya’aban with recitations of Surah Yaasiin and Doa at mosques, suraus and religious halls across the country yesterday.

The focal point was at Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Mosque in the capital, attended by Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) Haji Mohd Rosli bin Haji Ibrahim, directors, senior officers and staff at MoRA, as well as other mosque congregants.

Sya’aban is the month of repentance, and is seen by Muslims as an auspicious months for preparations and making amends before the holy month of Ramadhan.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Defence (MinDef) held a religious ceremony to observe Nisfu Sya’aban at all MinDef and Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) suraus, including Pulau Baru-Baru Mosque, with the main focus at the Al-Barakah Surau, Royal Brunei Air Force Base, Rimba.

Present at the Al-Barakah Surau were RBAF Acting Commander Brigadier General Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Abdul Razak bin Haji Abdul Kadir; deputy permanent secretary at the MinDef; and staff of MinDef and RBAF.

The event aims to encourage MinDef and RBAF staff to do more good deeds and seek forgiveness and blessings from Allah the Almighty.

Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) Haji Mohd Rosli bin Haji Ibrahim at the Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Mosque. PHOTOS: MUIZ MATDANI & RBAF
ABOVE & BELOW: Surau Al-Huda at the Royal Brunei Navy Base in Muara; and Surau Al-Faizun in Berakas Garrison

ABOVE & BELOW: Surau Al-Quwwah at Bangar Camp; and Surau Pengiran Ratna Indera at Tutong Camp

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