106 heads of family received 300 dollars each and 201 dependents received 175 dollars each from the distribution of tithe money. The contributions were handed over this afternoon at a Khatam Al-Quran ceremony held by the Ministry of Religious Affairs at the Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah Mosque in Kampung Sungai Akar.
The contributions were handed over by Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Othman, the Minister of Religious Affairs. All the cash contributions came from tithes collection for the poor and destitute. This year, 8 thousand 229 deserving people comprising 2 thousand 794 heads of family and 5 thousand 505 dependents received contributions from the tithe collection in conjunction with the upcoming Hari Raya totalling 3 million 603 thousand 150 dollars. Most of the recipients received the tithe distribution through their bank accounts.
The function continued with the reading of surah Al-Fatihah led by the Minister of Religious Affairs. Tahtim was read by Mosque Affairs Officers; while Doa khatam was led by Awang Haji Syamsul Nizam bin Haji Badar, a Mosque Affairs Officer of the Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah Mosque, Kampung Sungai Akar. The tahlil and doa arwah were led by Awang Haji Muhammad Saadullah bin Haji Muhammad Salleh, the Imam of Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah Mosque. Also present was Dato Paduka Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud, the Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs.
Source: Radio Television Brunei