Da’wah, nasyid nationals conclude
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
TEN schools competed in the 29th National Nasyid and Da’wah Singing Competition for Secondary Schools and Colleges yesterday.
Five girl groups competed in the nasyid category while five boys groups competed in the da’wah songs category.
Winning first place in the nasyid category was the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Damit Female Secondary Arabic Religious School (SUAMPRIPAD) with a score of 84.25 per cent.
Coming in second was the Sekolah Tinggi Perempuan Raja Isteri (STPRI) with 82.75 per cent.
Meanwhile third place went to the host school, Pengiran Anak Puteri (PAP) Masna Secondary School, with 82.5 per cent.
Head of the SUAMRIPAD nasyid team Fatin Nurhanani Hj Mohdal told The Brunei Times that the team felt happy and excited when they were crowned champions of the nasyid category.
Fatin Nurhanani said that the team comprise Year 10 and Year 9 students who were competing for the first time.
“Syukur Alhamdulillah, it was worth practising everyday as we worked really hard to perfect everything,” she said.
Taking the crown for the da’wah songs category was the Sultan Hassan Secondary School, Temburong, with 83.75 per cent.
Head of the Sultan Hassan Secondary School team, Mohaidi Mohammad said that the team didn’t expect to win because of the tight competition from other schools.
Mohaidi said that the team didn’t make a lot of preparations and only practised for about a week.
“But we received a lot of guidance from not just one teacher but several. This was to ensure that we could change whatever was needed to become better,” he said.
Coming in second place was Ma’had Islam Tutong with 81.25 per cent followed by third place winners, Sultan Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien College, with 78.5 per cent.
The competition also saw awards presented to the best solo performers from both categories.
Winner of the best solo for the da’wah songs category was the head of the Sultan Hassan Secondary School team.
The head of the Pengiran Anak Puteri (PAP) Masna Secondary School team took home the award for best solo performance for the nasyid category.
Awards were also presented to the teams with the best lyrics. For the da’wah songs category, the award went to the Sultan Hassan Secondary School team.
The best lyrics award for the nasyid category went to Sekolah Tinggi Perempuan Raja Isteri (STPRI).
For best performance in the da’wah songs category, the winner was the Sultan Hassan Secondary School team.
The best performance for the nasyid category went to the Pengiran Anak Puteri (PAP) Masna Secondary School team.
Present to award certificates and plaques to the winners was Permanent Secretary of Religious Affairs Dato Seri Setia Hj Abdul Aziz Orang Kaya Maharaja Lela Hj Yusof.
The competition was held to increase interest among students in da’wah songs and nasyid.
It also hopes to harness their talent in writing lyrics, da’wah and nasyid melodies while immersing in songs that praise Allah SWT and Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
The competition is held annually and organised by the Co-curriculum Education Department of the Ministry of Education (MoE) since 1987.
The Brunei Times