The climax of the Finals of National Al-Quran Reading Musabaqah For Adults was the prizes presentation ceremony to winners and participants. His Majesty consented to present the prizes.
Upon arrival, His Majesty 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 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, as well as other committee members.
Also in attendance were His Majesty's sons, 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.
The ceremony began with a presentation of Al-Quran verses read by Haji Dasrizal M.Naini, an invited qari and Juror from the Republic of Indonesia, the Champion of the International Tilawah Al-Quran in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2013.
In his welcoming speech, the Minister of Religious Affairs among other things touched on the nation's efforts to ensure the Islamic syiar or eminence continues to shine, becoming a part of the vital factor in the nation's development catalyst blessed by Allah. This is one of the reasons why the Musabaqah Al-Quran continues to be organised at the national level for almost 60 years.
In announcing the musabaqah's result, Awang Haji Abdul Rajid bin Haji Mohd Salleh, Chief Judge of the competition touched on the this year's quality achievements of qaris and qariahs compared to previous years.
Awang Haji Mohammad Albi bin Haji Ibrahim was announced as the Champion Qari of this year's National Musabaqah Al-Quran for Adults.
Meanwhile, champion qariah was Dayang Hajah Norfaezah binti Haji Emran.
His Majesty presented prizes to the winners and participants of the competition. The Champion qari received a challenge trophy, a cash prize of seven thousand dollars, haj package, pure gold weighing 40 grams worth Two Thousand 740 Dollars donated by Perbadanan Tabung Amanah Islam Brunei, TAIB and its subsidiaries, Insuran Islam TAIB and Darussalam Holding Sendirian Berhad; an embroidered cloth donated by Little Ummi Company as well as a participation certificate.
The Runner-Up, qari - Awang Ahmad Zul-Waqar bin Haji Suhaili received five thousand dollars in cash, air ticket to Kuala Lumpur sponsored by Continental Tour and Travel, a prize and certificate.
Awang Haji Muhd Fikri bin Haji Awang Metussin came third and received a three thousand dollar cash prize, a prize and certificate.
The champion qariah received a challenge trophy, a seven thousand dollar cash prize, pure gold weighing 40 grams worth Two Thousand Seven Hundred forty Dollars donated by Perbadanan Tabung Amanah Islam Brunei, TAIB and its subsidiaries, Insuran Islam TAIB and Darussalam Holding Sendirian Berhad; a Brunei embroidered scarf donated by Little Ummi Company as well as a participation certificate.
Second place went to Dayangku Fauziah Nadhirah binti Pengiran Haji Jofri who received a cash prize of five thousand dollars, air ticket to Kuala Lumpur sponsored by Continental Tour and Travel, a prize and certificate.
While Dayang Hajah Nurul Akmalina binti Haji Yahya won the third place and received a three thousand dollar cash prize, a prize and certificate. The champions will represent the country at the International Tilawah Al-Quran competition to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 7th to 12th May this year.
His Majesty also presented souvenirs to the Jury of the competition.
To bless the ceremony, a doa selamat was read by Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Doctor Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned, the State Mufti.
Source: Radio Television Brunei