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    Religious talk focusses on pious women

    Azlan Othman

    Women’s piety and its importance in society, and stories of pious women during Prophet Muhammad’s (pbuh) time, were discussed during a forum organised in conjunction with the new Islamic year of 1444 Hijrah by members of the RPN Kampong Pandan Mosque Takmir Committee in the Belait District through the Muslim Division and Mosque Youth Group in collaboration with the Belait District Mosque Affairs Office yesterday.

    Human Resources Director at Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd Hajah Zainab binti MA Omar attended the women’s Ilal Hijrah forum titled ‘Pious Women Longing for Heaven’ as the guest of honour. Education Officer in the field of Al-Quran and Qiraat from Belait Arabic School Nursyukriah binti Haji Omarali moderated the forum.

    The panellists included Associate Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture at Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) Dr Hajah Rose binti Abdullah; and Nadi Al-Quran teacher and Brunei Islamic Religious Council (MUIB) certified speaker Hajah Siti Nurul Hazwani binti Haji Mohd Yussof.

    The forum aimed to provide knowledge and guidance as well examples to Muslim women.

    Also in attendance were Belait District government department officials, wives of village heads, congregants and mosque groups, and women’s associations.

    ABOVE & BELOW: The panellists discuss women’s piety; and female congregants attend the forum. PHOTOS: AZLAN OTHMAN

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