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Over 470 feted at Khatam Al-Quran ceremony

A total of 471 graduates of Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) were celebrated in Khatam Al-Quran and Doa Kesyukuran ceremonies at Jame’ ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah, Kampong Kiarong on Thursday in conjunction with the 12th Hafl al-Takharruj.

The ceremony began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah led by UNISSA Rector Dr Haji Norarfan bin Haji Zainal, followed with the recitation of Surah Duhaa to Surah An-Nas by UNISSA graduates.

The event continued with the recitation of Takhtim by UNISSA students and concluded with the recitation of Doa Khatam by a graduate of the Bachelor’s Programme in Islamic Economics and Finance Abdul Mu’in bin Haji Abdul Hamid.

Assistant chancellors, principal officers, deputy deans/directors and parents/guardians were present at the annual event organised in conjunction with UNISSA’s Hafl Al-Takharruj to cultivate the reading of Al-Quran among students in line with the country’s desire to make Brunei Darussalam a Zikir Nation and to encourage the involvement of male and female students in religious activities as a daily practice. – Azlan Othman

ABOVE & BELOW: Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali Rector Dr Haji Norarfan bin Haji Zainal presents memento to the graduates; and female graduates at the event. PHOTO: AZLAN OTHMAN
PHOTO: AZLAN OTHMAN

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