The nightly-Tadarus held since early Ramadhan at Istana Nurul Iman culminated last night with a Khatam Al-Quran ceremony.
The ceremony took place in the presence of Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Aziz bin Pengiran Jaya Negara Pengiran Haji Abu Bakar.
The ceremony commenced with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah led by Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Seri Utama Dato Paduka Seri Setia Haji Awang Salim bin Haji Besar.
The reading of Quranic verses that began with Surah Ad-Dhuha was led by Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman, the Minister of Religious Affairs. Followed by the reading of Takhtim and Tahlil. Doa Khatam was read by Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Seri Utama Dato Paduka Seri Setia Haji Awang Salim.
The ceremony was enlivened with the Dikir Syarafil Anam and Marhaban by Yang Dimuliakan Pehin-Pehin Khatib; Yang Dimuliakan Begawan-Begawan Pehin Khatib; Mudim-Mudim and Begawan-Begawan Mudim, led by Yang Dimuliakan Pehin Khatib Dato Paduka Awang Haji Emran bin Haji Kunchang, who also read the Doa Dikir.
Doa selamat was read by Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Doktor Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned, the State Mufti.
Also present were Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran-Pengiran Cheteria; Cabinet Ministers; Members of Privy Councils; Deputy Ministers; Pengiran-Pengiran Peranakan; Yang Dimuliakan Pehin-Pehin Manteri and Manteri-Manteri Bertauliah; Yang Berhormat members of the Legislative Council; Permanent Secretaries and Deputy Permanent Secretaries as well as invited guests.
Source: Radio Television Brunei