The Wargamas Association, WEB is launching the 75-times Khatam Al-Quran Ceremony this morning in conjunction with the 75th birthday of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam. The ceremony was held yesterday morning at the Pengiran Muda 'Abdul Mateen Mosque in Kampung Mulaut.
It was officiated by Yang Berhormat Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports. Awang Haji Abu Bakar bin Haji Mohd. Don, The President of WEB in his remarks explained that the programme is "Usaha Istiqamah" as the new goal of WARGAMAS Brunei association. He said the programme was also WEB Special Gift together with senior citizens nationwide to His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.
The Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports led the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah. Held for the third time, the 75 times Khatam Al-Quran Ceremony was participated by members of WEB association and senior citizens nationwide. The ceremony was jointly organised by the Pengiran Muda Abdul Mateen Mosque Takmir Committee; Members of the Core Committee of the Al-Quran Council and the WEB Religious Bureau. Also present was Awang Haji Mohd Serudin bin Haji Timbang, Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Religious Affairs.
The ceremony was highlighted with the Tadabur Surah Al-Fatihah by Dr. Haji Adanan bin Haji Basar, Ra'es of the Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College. He said that Surah Al-Fatihah was revealed in Mecca and consists of 7 verses. Surah Al-Fatihah is the opening because the surah is the opening or beginning of the Al-Quran.
Source: Radio Television Brunei