Khatam al-Quran at Istana Nurul Iman
By Azaraimy HH

In conjunction with the 40th anniversary of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam's reign, a special Khatam al-Quran ceremony was held at the Istana Nurul Iman last night.

Performing the Khatam were 40 selected readers from the Institute Tahfiz al-Quran Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah who have completed the reading of all the Surahs or verses of the al-Quran.

The special event was attended by Pengiran-Pengiran Cheterias, Cabinet Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Pengiran-Pengiran Peranakans, Pehin-Pehin Menteri and Senior Government Ministers.

Also in attendance at the Istana Nurul Iman were officers and staffs under the Ministry of Religious Affairs.

The event was continued with a dzikir ceremony. - Borneo Bulletin (6th Oct 2007)