Royal family attend Tahlil for late Prince

Azlan Othman

His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, attended the Recitation of Surah Yaasiin and 40 Days Tahlil ceremony for Al-Marhum His Royal Highness Prince Haji ‘Abdul ‘Azim at Jame’ ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah in Kampong Kiarong yesterday.

His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office; His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik; His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen; His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel; His Royal Highness Prince Haji Jefri Bolkiah; Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Dr Abdul Fattaah; Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Omar Ali; and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Bahar were also present.

His Majesty was greeted upon arrival by Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Aziz bin Pengiran Jaya Negara Pengiran Haji Abu Bakar, Chief of Adat Istiadat Negara; Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong; Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman; Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar; Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud; Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah; and State Mufti Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia (Dr) Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned.

His Majesty joined the mass Maghrib prayer led by Chief Syar’ie Judge Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Seri Utama Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Salim bin Haji Besar, followed by Sunnat Hajat prayer.

The ceremony commenced with the recitation of Surah Yaasiin and Tahlil led by Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Seri Utama Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Salim, followed by a Doa Tahlil read by Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia (Dr) Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz.

His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam; His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office; His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik; His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen; His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel; and His Royal Highness Prince Haji Jefri Bolkiah attended the Recitation of Surah Yaasiin and 40 Days Tahlil ceremony for Al-Marhum His Royal Highness Prince Haji ‘Abdul ‘Azim at Jame’ ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah in Kampong Kiarong yesterday. PHOTO: MUIZ MATDANI
His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam; His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office; His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik; His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen; His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel; His Royal Highness Prince Haji Jefri Bolkiah; and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Aziz bin Pengiran Jaya Negara Pengiran Haji Abu Bakar, Chief of Adat Istiadat Negara at the ceremony. Also seen is State Mufti Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia (Dr) Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned. PHOTOS: INFOFOTO
Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Dr Abdul Fattaah, Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Omar Ali and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Bahar. PHOTO: MUIZ MATDANI
ABOVE & BELOW: Photos show congregants at the Tahlil ceremony

His Majesty then joined the mass Isyak prayer led by Syariah Appeal Court Judge Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Setia Raja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Haji Awang Suhaili bin Haji Mohiddin before leaving Jame’ ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah.

Al-Marhum His Royal Highness Prince Haji ‘Abdul ‘Azim was born on Thursday, 8th of Syawal 1402 Hijrah corresponding with July 29, 1982 and passed away on Saturday morning, 7th of Rabiulawal 1442 Hijrah corresponding with October 24 at 10.08am at the age of 38.

Al-Marhum His Royal Highness received his early education at International School Brunei and went for further studies at the Raffles Institution, Republic of Singapore, and subsequently studied at Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom.

In his lifetime, Al-Marhum His Royal Highness was awarded with the Royal Family Order of the Crown of Brunei (DKMB); the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Medal (PHBS); and the Golden Jubilee Medal (Gold Medal).

Al-Marhum His Royal Highness was known as a virtuous person who was actively involved in various charities such as the arts, youth and welfare, especially in assisting the differently abled.