The Ministry of Defence (MinDef) and the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) held a Khatam Al-Quran ceremony yesterday in conjunction with the RBAF 60th Diamond Jubilee Anniversary Celebration.
The event’s main focus was at Surau Al-Fa’izun, Berakas Garrison, with other MinDef and RBAF suraus in all four districts, and the Pulau Baru-Baru Mosque, taking part simultaneously.
Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof; Commander of the RBAF Major General (U) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sahat, and the senior leadership of RBAF units, as well as officers and personnel from MinDef and
RBAF attended. Representatives from the Royal Brunei Police Force, Royal Customs and Excise Department, Fire and Rescue Department, Immigration and National Registration Department, District Offices, Penghulus and Village Heads also attended.
The event was intended to instill love towards Al-Quran and to encourage personnel to incorporate Al-Quran in daily life and uphold aspirations for Brunei Darussalam to be a Zikir nation.
The event used the Mushaf Al-Quran Al-Karim and its translation (pic right), published in conjunction with the RBAF’s 60th Diamond Jubilee.