RBPF personnel and family embrace Islamic faith

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

A MEMBER of the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) and his family converted to Islam yesterday in a ceremony held at the surau of the RBPF headquarters in Gadong.

PC 6054 Haddy Edmond Anak Munsu, who chose his Muslim name Muhd Adi Najwan Abdullah, said he was interested in Islam since his high school years.

“I didn’t read any books or attend any religious classes but I was always listening to my friends talk about Islam. As time passed, my interest in Islam grew stronger,” said the 24-year-old.

The police officer said he will be learning about Islam not just through classes but also from family and friends.

His cousin Normizie Fitri Anak Bajing, who chose the name Nuur Azyan Nabilah Abdullah Bajing, said she has been interested in Islam since primary school.

“I was taking religious knowledge subjects and learned about Islam then. I’ve wanted to convert for a while but never had the opportunity until today, Alhamdulillah.”

The 28-year-old expressed gratitude of being surrounded by Muslim friends who were supportive and encouraging.

During the ceremony, her two children, three-year-old Norhidayatul Fitri Lingga and two-year-old Harris Jorden Anak Lingga also converted to Islam choosing the names Norhidayatul Fitri Abdullah Lingga and Harris Hakimi Abdullah Lingga.

Present as the guest of honour was the Acting Police Commissioner Dato Seri Pahlawan Hj Mohd Jammy Hj Muhd Shah Al Islam and his spouse.

Prior to the conversion ceremony, RBPF officers participated in a mass _Sunat Hajat _prayer led by the imam of the surau.

The ceremony was organised by the Religious Islamic Body of the RBPF in cooperation with the Islamic Da’wah Centre (PDI).

According to statistics from PDI, a total of 127 nationwide converted to Islam from January to March this year.

The Brunei Times