Policeman expresses joy in becoming Muslim

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A MEMBER of the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) opened a new chapter in his life after reverting to Islam in a ceremony held at the RBPF headquarters in Gadong yesterday.

Additional Police Officer (APO) Johardiman Fatly Abdullah Jaliboh, previously known as Tony Anak Jaliboh, told The Brunei Times that he had wanted to embrace Islam more than a year ago, and he was happy that he was finally a Muslim.

The 33-year-old he said that his intention to embrace Islam came sincerely from the bottom of his heart. He was always curious whenever he saw his Muslim peers carrying out their religious duties.

He said the environment of Brunei was encouraging where its people — including his Muslim friends and family members — were friendly and helpful with regards to sharing knowledge about Islam. He was also found strength and courage to convert from listening to nasyid and da’wah songs.

“Everytime I listened to religious songs, I feel calm and soothing, and all the more, messages that were relayed perhaps are one of the reasons why my heart is now opened to finally embrace Islam,” he said.

He plans to continue to learn more about Islam especially from his friends and also participate in courses arranged by the Islamic Da’wah Centre (PDI).

Johardiman Fatly was the third in his family to embrace Islam, after two of his siblings.

“From now on, I will be living a new life and I will keep learning what I have not yet learned, and perhaps one day, I could also introduce the religion to my family members who have not yet converted to Islam, especially my parents,” he said.

Present during the conversion ceremony was the Commissioner of Police, Dato Paduka Seri Bahrin Mohd Noor and his spouse, other senior officials and officers from the RBPF, officers from the PDI as well as family members of the newly converted APO.

The Brunei Times