Over 130 participate in Khatam Al-Quran ceremony

Hakim Hayat

A total of 137 participants took part in a 37 times Khatam Al-Quran ceremony organised by Kampong Perpindahan Mata-Mata Mosque Takmir Committee in conjunction with the 37th National Day celebration on Sunday.

Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof was present, along with the mosque Takmir committee members, mosque youth group, Muslimah group members and residents.

The ceremony commenced with a mass Maghrib prayer, led by Anwar bin Haji Salim, followed by the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Takhtim led by Mohammad bin Ali.

According to the committee, the event also aimed to give thanks to Allah the Almighty for the prosperity, health, harmony, unity and progress of Brunei since it gained independence 37 years ago.

ABOVE & BELOW: Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof takes part in the Khatam Al-Quran ceremony; and Muslimah group members at the event. PHOTOS: MINDEF