The declaration of Islam as the religion of Brunei Darussalam is not only symbolic, it is a practice. The teachings of Islam shape life, especially for Muslims and those who uphold it as the country's official religion. Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman, Minister of Religious Affairs outlined the matter while chairing the National Level Major Islamic Events Celebration Executive Committee Meeting, and the National Level Musabaqah Al-Quran Reading for Adults for 1444 Hijrah. The meeting was held yesterday morning at the International Convention Centre, Berakas.
According to Yang Berhormat Pehin, the influence and effects of the declaration are highly evident in the country. Within the country, Muslim and non-Muslim citizens and residents live in peace and safe under a just, wise, and visionary monarchy.
Also present was Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Indera Setia Diraja Sahibul Karib Pengiran Anak Haji Idris bin Pengiran Maharaja Lela Pengiran Muda Abdul Kahar, Yang Di-Pertua of Adat Istiadat Negara. The meeting discussed on celebration format, content, theme, date, location and other matters pertaining to the Major Islamic Events Celebration at the National Level and the National Level Musabaqah Al-Quran Reading for Adults which will be held throughout the year.
Source: Radio Television Brunei