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The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) marked the new Islamic year of 1444 Hijrah with a ceremony at Sarmayuda Hall of the Language and Literature Bureau (DBP) at Jalan Airport Lama, Berakas yesterday.
The event coincided with a Doa Selamat and Dikir Marhaban ceremony for returning staff who performed the haj pilgrimage.
Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Nazmi bin Haji Mohamad was the guest of honour.
The ceremony began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah by writer from the Brunei History Centre Alomsa Nor Adzmin bin Haji Ali Omar, followed by the recitation of Surah An-Nisa by History Curator of the Brunei History Centre Muhamad Alif bin Abdul Hafiz Din @ Sharul Nizam bin Deli.
The chairman of the event Deputy Principal of Brunei History Centre Hanafi bin Haji Salleh gave a speech about learning from past, highlighting that the new Islamic year is celebrated to appreciate Prophet Muhammad’s (pbuh) migration from Madinah to Makkah.
A religious talk titled ‘Belia Menangani Hijrah Rasulullah’ was presented by Mosque Affairs Officer at the Ministry of Religious Affairs Pengiran Ahmad Faris Ramadhani bin Pengiran Haji Sellahuddin.
The event ended with the recitation of Doa Peliharakan Sultan dan Negara Brunei Darussalam and Selawat Tafrijiyyah dan Sayyidul Istighfar led by Alomsa Nor Adzmin.
Meanwhile, Attorney General Dato Seri Paduka Haji Ahmad bin Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Bakti Diraja Dato Laila Utama Haji Awang Isa led his Chambers in marking the new Islamic year at Jubli Emas Hall, Law and Courts Building, Jalan Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha yesterday.
Along with Solicitor General Hajah Zuraini binti Haji Sharbawi, officers and staff of the Attorney General’s Chambers began with a recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Institut Tahfiz Al-Quran Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Tarranum Education Officer Ahmad Zulwaqar bin Hajib Suhaili read verses of Al-Quran.
Islamic Da’wah Centre Religious Officer Muhammad Nasyith bin Superi gave a talk on paving the way forward as a nation with patience, effort, tawakkal and Doa.
The Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications (MTIC), and the departments and authorities under it, also marked the Islamic new year of 1444 Hijrah while welcoming officers and staff who have returned from the haj pilgrimage at the ministry building’s Amar Pahlawan Hall yesterday.
The ceremony was organised by the Land Transport Department.
Permanent Secretary at the MTIC Haji Mohammad Nazri bin Haji Mohammad Yusof attended the ceremony.
The ceremony commenced with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Tahlil, followed by a talk on ‘Memahami Erti Hijrah’ by lecturer from Religious Teachers University College of Seri Begawan (KUPU SB) Dr Nazirul Mubin bin Ahad.