Muslims in the country continue to take the opportunity of performing the rites of sacrifice to earn blessings from Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala.
The Syariah Court, State Judiciary Department also such a ceremony yesterday afternoon at the Supreme Court Building and Syariah Court in the capital. 2 buffaloes were sacrificed and 20 recipients of the poor and destitute received the sacrificial meat from Yang Amat Arif Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Seri Utama Dato Paduka Seri Setia Awang Haji Salim bin Haji Besar, Chief Syari'e Judge. The function coincided with the Retirement ceremony for Dato Seri Setia Haji Mohd Zaimi bin Haji Talip, Former Syariah High Court Judge.
Meanwhile, the The Ministry of Religious Affairs organised a similar ceremony in Jalan Dewan Majlis. 4 cows and one buffalo were sacrificed at the ceremony. The meat were distributed by Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar, Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs to 50 recipients of the poor and destitute who are registered under the Brunei Islamic Religious Council, MUIB. The ceremony was organised by MUIB, Haj Management Department and Building and Maintenance Section of the ministry.
Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam, BIBD Berhad sacrificed 7 buffaloes to be distributed to over 30 recipients. The ceremony was held at the Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam Mosque in Kampung Jerudong. The sacrificial meat were distributed by Dato Seri Setia Doktor Haji Japar bin Haji Mat Dain @ Maidin, Deputy Mufti as Deputy Chairman of the BIBD Syariah Advisory Body. BIBD also donated 150 Surah Yasin books to the said mosque.
Another 4 buffaloes were sacrificed by the Islamic Da'wah Centre for the poor and destitute as well as new converts. The function held yesterday afternoon was managed by the Mualaf Development Section with the cooperation of Nurul Islam Association and New Converts Guidance Class. Yang Berhormat Pengiran Haji Ali bin Pengiran Maon, Member of the Legislative Council who is also the Penghulu of Mukim Berakas 'B' distributed the sacrificial meat. Also in attendance was Awang Haji Abdul Rajid bin Haji Mohd. Salleh, Director of the Islamic Da'wah Centre.
In the morning, 6 buffaloes were sacrificed in the rites of sacrifice organised by the Pengiran Muda Abdul Mateen Mosque Takmir Committee and Kampung Mulaut Consultative Council. The sacrificial meat were distributed by Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Aziz bin Orang Kaya Maharaja Lela Haji Yussof, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Religious Affairs to participants as well as the poor and destitute.
Also holding the Rites of Sacrifice and Aqiqah yesterday afternoon was University Brunei Darussalam, UBD Mosque. 6 cow and one goat were sacrificed and the meat were distributed to the poor and destitute. Present was Datin Doctor Hajah Anita Binurul Zahrina binti Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Wijaya Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Aziz, Vice Chancellor of UBD.
Source: Radio Television Brunei