His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office in a sabda highlights the need of all parties, either the educational institutions, Ministries or the public should work together in producing Al-Quran and Hadith generations. The country, adds His Royal Highness wants Al-Quran and Hadith generation, who can act and practise religion by using Al-Quran and Hadith as their reference and foundation. His Royal Highness the Crown Prince made the sabda while gracing the opening of the Final of the National Musabaqah Al-Quran for Adults 1440 Hijrah/2019 at the Plenary Hall of the International Convention Centre in Berakas, last night.
Upon arrival, His Royal Highness the Crown Prince was greeted by:
- Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Aziz bin Pengiran Jaya Negara Pengiran Haji Abu Bakar, Yang Dipertua of Adat Istiadat Negara;
- Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Othman, the Minister of Religious Affairs as Chairman of the Major Islamic Events Celebration Executive Committee and Chairman of the National Musabaqah Al-Quran for Adults 1440 Hijrah/2019 Executive Committee;
- Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud, Minister at the Prime Minister's Office, well as other committee members.
Also in attendance was His Royal Highness Prince Abdul Malik ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah.
The ceremony commenced with the reading of Surah Al-Fatihah led by Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Seri Utama Dato Paduka Seri Setia Awang Haji Salim bin Awang Haji Besar.
In his welcoming remarks, the Minister of Religious Affairs among other matters presented on the changes made in this year's musabaqah.
His Royal Highness the Crown Prince in a sabda highlights that Al-Qur'an generation is capable to maintain the country's well-being and harmony, the future leader generation for family, friends, neighbours and society. Hence, this generation should continue their efforts to read and understand Al-Qur'an.
His Royal Highness then added that Al-Quran generation is can be built through the environment that instils the Islamic norms, either in the school level or family institution. In related to this, His Royal Highness the Crown Prince outlined three approaches that are capable to support the efforts in welfare.
The Musabaqah is held for 3 consecutive nights. In the first night, 4 participants have presented their readings. The first two participants were Awang Mohammad bin Ali and Dayangku Siti Ummi Syazana binti Pengiran Haji Marjuki.
The ceremony was highlighted with a nasyid performance entitled "Pelajari Al-Quran" by the Sautul Barakah nasyid group, a youth Religious joint programme under the Ministry of Religious Affairs.
The other two participants, Haji Awang Muhd Fikri bin Haji Awang Metussin and Dayang Siti Zahrina binti Abdul Wahab presented their readings.
In ending the ceremony, the reading of Sayyidul Istighfar was led by students from the Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Al-Quran Tahfiz Institute.
This year's musabaqah carried the theme 'Memperkasa Pembelajaran Al-Quran' or Empower Al-Quran Learning. Tonight's, the musabaqah will continue with the presentation of readings from 4 qaris and 4 qariahs. The National Musabaqah Al-Quran for Adults is organised each year by the Ministry of Religious Affairs to select representative for the country to compete in the International Musabaqah Tilawatil Quran in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Source: Radio Television Brunei