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)