Youth urged to contribute towards Islamic publications

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

YOUTH involvement in the Islamic creative writing can generate writers who are able to contribute towards the development of Islamic teaching in the sultanate said the Director of Islamic Da’wah Centre (PDI) yesterday.

Hjh Siti Azizah Hj Musa said that these publications may be useful for Islamic propagation in the country.

She was speaking during a prize presentation for the Islamic Creative and Non-Creative Writing Competition held yesterday.

According to the director, the competition received encouraging response, with more people joining in to contribute their ideas for the publications of creative or non creative writing this year.

“The 2015’s competition saw a total of 117 contestants in which poetry and essay writing categories have the highest participants,” she said.

According to statistics from the centre, there were less participants in the previous competitions with 61 in 2012 and 74 in 2013.

The competition has five categories which include poetry, essay writing, short story, illustrated children literature and Islamic comic.

“We are hoping that, the competition will continuously attract more people. We want them (participants) to develop their skills so they can come put out their own publication,” said Hjh Siti Azizah.

Competition entries will be gathered and published in one of PDI’s publications, she added.

The event saw the attendance of the Minister of Religious Affairs Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Hj Awg Badaruddin Pengarah Dato Paduka Hj Awg Othman as the guest of honour.

The event started with poetry recital by top three winners of the category as well as the Minister of Religious Affairs.

Mohd Fithridza Ramlee took first place in the essay writing category, short story category was won by Pg Hj Matassan Pg Bakar.

Meanwhile, Md Zulmuqri Hj Jamain won the Islamic comic and illustrated children literature category. The poetry category was won by Nukhalilah Adanan.

The annual competition is aimed to commemorate the Isra’ Mi’raj celebration.

The Brunei Times