A Khatam Al-Quran ceremony to mark the completion of the 30 Juzuk of Al-Quran reading in conjunction with the month of Ramadan took place last evening at Balai Penghadapan Bukit Kayangan.
The function commenced at the presence of Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Ratna Wijaya Brigadier Jeneral Bersara Pengiran Haji Hasnan bin Pengiran Ahmad. The ceremony began with the recital of Surah Al-Fatihah led by Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Imam Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Hamid bin Bakal, followed by the reading of the Quranic verses led by Cabinet Ministers.
This was followed by the reading of Takhtim and Tahlil. The doa khatam was read by Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Seri Utama Dato Paduka Seri Setia Haji Awang Salim bin Haji Besar.
The reading of dikir was carried out by the mosque officers headed by Yang DiMuliakan Pehin Khatib Dato Paduka Awang Haji Emran bin Haji Kunchang who also recited the Doa Dikir. The doa selamat was read by Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Imam Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Hamid bin Bakal.
Present were Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran-Pengiran Cheteria, Cabinet Ministers, Members of the Privy Council; Deputy Ministers, Pengiran-Pengiran Peranakan, Pehin-Pehin Manteri and Menteri-Menteri Hulubalang, Members of the Legislative Council, Permanent Secretaries, Vice Chancellors, former Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces and former Commissioner of Police, the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Board of Members and Deputy Permanent Secretaries.
Source: Radio Television Brunei