In conjunction with the Golden Jubilee Celebration of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam's Accession to the Throne, a Khatam Al-Quran Ceremony for New Converts Nationwide was held yesterday afternoon. The ceremony was jointly organised by the Nurul Islam Brunei Muara Association and the Islamic Da'wah Centre with the cooperation of the Tutong Converts Association, Sinar Islam Belait Association and Temburong Converts Association.
The mass recital of Surah Al-Fatihah was led by Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud, the Acting Minister of Religious Affairs. 318 people took part in the ceremony. Also present were Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Aziz bin Orang Kaya Maharaja Lela Haji Yussof, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Religious Affairs, Awang Roslan bin Haji Taja'ah, the Deputy Permanent Secretary and Awang Haji Serudin bin Haji Timbang, the Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Religious Affairs. The ceremony among others aimed to express gratitude to His Majesty for the continuous care and attention given by His Majesty's government to them in various forms and through various government agencies.
Source: Radio Television Brunei