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Royalty join Aidiladha celebration

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 joined congregants at Jame’ ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah for Sunnat Aidiladha prayers yesterday.

His Majesty was accompanied by 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; and His Royal Highness Prince Haji Jefri Bolkiah.

His Majesty was greeted on arrival at the mosque by Chief of Adat Istiadat Negara Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Indera Setia Diraja Sahibul Karib Pengiran Anak Haji Idris bin Pengiran Maharaja Lela Pengiran Muda Abdul Kahar; Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman as chairman of the Executive Committee for major Islamic calendar events for 1444 Hijrah; Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof; Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar, 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; Minister of Home Affairs Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ahmaddin bin Haji Abdul Rahman; Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Nazmi bin Haji Mohamad; and Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Mohd Tashim bin Pengiran Haji Hassan.

The event saw Sunnat Aidiladha prayers led by Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Seri Utama Dato Paduka Seri Setia Haji Awang Salim bin Haji Besar, followed by a sermon by Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Mohd Tashim.

After performing the prayers, the royal entourage attended the Sunnat Korban ceremony with contribution by His Majesty, Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha binti Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohamed Alam and members of the royal family.

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; and His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik at Jame’ ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah. PHOTO: KHAYR ZAKARIYYA
ABOVE & BELOW: 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 sacrifices a goat; and His Majesty; 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; and His Royal Highness Prince Haji Jefri Bolkiah at the religious event. PHOTO: KHAYR ZAKARIYYA, MUIZ MATDANI & INFOFOTO
PHOTO: KHAYR ZAKARIYYA, MUIZ MATDANI & INFOFOTO
His Majesty, His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah and His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik greeted by diplomats and congregants
ABOVE & BELOW: 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 and Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha binti Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohamed Alam present sacrificial meat; and Their Majesties; His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah binti Pengiran Haji Salleh Ab Rahaman; His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Raabi’atul ‘Adawiyyah binti Pengiran Haji Bolkiah; and His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel at Istana Nurul Iman. PHOTO: KHAYR ZAKARIYYA, MUIZ MATDANI & INFOFOTO
PHOTO: KHAYR ZAKARIYYA, MUIZ MATDANI & INFOFOTO
ABOVE & BELOW: His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah; and His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik sacrifice goats. PHOTO: KHAYR ZAKARIYYA, MUIZ MATDANI & INFOFOTO
PHOTO: KHAYR ZAKARIYYA, MUIZ MATDANI & INFOFOTO
ABOVE & BELOW: His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Bini Hajah Faizah binti Dato Haji Nasir; His Royal Highness Prince Haji Jefri Bolkiah; Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Rashidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah; Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Majeedah Nuurul Bolkiah; Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah; Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah; Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna; and Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Amal Umi Kalthum Al-Islam at the event. PHOTO: KHAYR ZAKARIYYA, MUIZ MATDANI & INFOFOTO
PHOTO: KHAYR ZAKARIYYA, MUIZ MATDANI & INFOFOTO
ABOVE & BELOW: Attendees of the celebration at Istana Nurul Iman; and participants receive gifts. PHOTO: KHAYR ZAKARIYYA, MUIZ MATDANI & INFOFOTO
PHOTO: KHAYR ZAKARIYYA, MUIZ MATDANI & INFOFOTO
ABOVE & BELOW: Attendees of the religious event at Jame’ ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah; and a sermon being delivered. PHOTO: KHAYR ZAKARIYYA, MUIZ MATDANI & INFOFOTO
PHOTO: KHAYR ZAKARIYYA, MUIZ MATDANI & INFOFOTO

His Majesty and Their Royal Highnesses sacrificed three goats while the rest of livestocks were slaughtered at PDS Abbatoir Sdn Bhd’s slaughterhouse in Kampong Batang Mitus and Syarikat Mohammed Norfaidzal bin Haji Zainuddin dan Anak-Anak at its farm in Kampong Mulaut.

This year saw 198 livestocks (184 cattles and 14 goats) slaughtered and the meat distributed to 17,248 poor and destitute recipients nationwide.

Their Majesties and members of the royal family also attended Hari Raya Aidiladha celebration and distributed sacrificial meat to recipients at the Istana Nurul Iman yesterday.

His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah and Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah binti Pengiran Haji Salleh Ab Rahaman; His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Raabi’atul ‘Adawiyyah binti Pengiran Haji Bolkiah; and His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel were in attendance.

His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Bini Hajah Faizah binti Dato Haji Nasir; His Royal Highness Prince Haji Jefri Bolkiah; Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Rashidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah; Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Majeedah Nuurul Bolkiah; Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah; Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah; Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna; and Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Amal Umi Kalthum Al-Islam were also present.

The event began with a recitation of Al-Quran verses.

State Mufti Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia (Dr) Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned recited a Doa Selamat to bless the event. – Azlan Othman

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