The Ministry of Religious Affairs held a Special Assembly yesterday morning in conjunction with the National Day Celebration. The ceremony took place at the Multi-purpose Hall, Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha Girls Arabic Secondary School in Kampung Katok.
Present Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman, Minister of Religious Affairs. The function commenced with the reading of surah Al-Fatihah and Saiyyidul Istighfar. This was followed by the reading of Al-Quran verses by Awang Haji Manan bin Haji Osman, from the Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College.
Doctor Haji Adnan bin Haji Basar, Raes of Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College as the ceremony's chairman in his speech explained about the poetry entitled "Lewat Gerbang Kemerdekaan" written by Dayang Nur Amalyna binti Abdul Majid. The itinerary included an Al-Marhum poetry declamation entitled 'Syair Asli Ranjang Hari-Muda Omar Ali Saifuddien' by Dayang Amal Nazirah binti Haji Asmat and a Pantomine entitled 'Mensyukuri Nikmat Kemerdekaan' presented by religious officers and teachers from the Islamic Studies Department. The celebration aimed to boost the love for the country and enahnce patriotism thorugh arts and culture based on the Malay Islamic Monarchy concept.
The function was further glorified with a special talk by Doctor Haji Noralizam Bin Haji Aliakhbar, Director of Core Knowledge Centre, Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College. Among the matters touched upon was the understanding towards Maqasid Syariah aimed at preserving the 5 basic matters in human life namely Usul Al-Khams which is maintaining the religion, soul, mind, ancestry and property. Also present were Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar, Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs and Awang Haji Mohd Serudin bin Haji Timbang, Acting Permanent Secretary at the Ministry.
Source: Radio Television Brunei