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    New mosque for Kg Junjongan

    Izah Azahari

    Kampong Junjongan residents will have a new mosque by May 2023.

    Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman, Minister of Development Dato Paduka Awang Haji Mohd Juanda bin Haji Abdul Rashid and Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs Pengiran Dato Seri Setia Haji Mohd Tashim bin Pengiran Haji Hassan were present at the foundation-laying ceremony for the new mosque.

    The event began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah followed by an Azan and recitation of Zikir to lay the foundation, led by Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Mosque Supervisor Zulkifli bin Haji Murat.

    It continued with the pouring of cement by Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin as President of the Brunei Islamic Religious Council (MUIB), Dato Paduka Awang Haji Mohd Juanda and guests.

    This was followed by the recitation of Doa Selamat by Zulkifli.

    The event concluded with a video presentation on stages of the mosque’s construction.

    The new mosque can accommodate 1,624 congregants and features facilities such as lecture rooms, library, funeral management room as well as toilets and parking for people with special needs.

    It is being built on a three-acre land with a budget of BND4.9 million from the Brunei Darussalam National Mosque Construction Fund.

    ABOVE & BELOW: Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman; and Minister of Development Dato Paduka Awang Haji Mohd Juanda bin Haji Abdul Rashid lay the foundation. PHOTOS: MORA

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