National Association of the Deaf holds ‘iftar’ ceremony

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

MEMBERS of the National Association of the Deaf (OKP) took part in an iftar (breaking fast) ceremony last Monday at the Youth Centre in the capital.

More than 60 individuals attended the event consisting of the association’s members, the association's committee of governance members as well as the association’s family members.

The OKP said in a media release that the _iftar _ceremony is an annual event organised by the association to give prayers to the members and family members that have passed away.

Spokesperson Md Nurazwan Hj Aziz said the event is held every year to remind OKP members of the importance of religious activities as well as to help members improve in social interactions.

“As spokesperson of the association, I implore OKP members to keep this tradition going and to always respect the reading of the _tahlil _even though a majority of us cannot hear very clearly,” he said.

He also reminded the members to keep performing the sunat prayers during the blessed month of Ramadhan like the terawih prayers, even though they are unable to recite the words very clearly.

The event commenced with a mass recital of _Surah Al-Fatihah _and Doa Selamat.

This was followed by a presentation of certificates of appreciation to former members of the association’s committee of governance.

The event ended with a mass recitation of _tahlil _followed by a group photo session.

The Brunei Times