Khatam Al-Quran for SSEAYP ‘89
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
THE former participants of Ship for Southeast Asia Youth Programme (SSEAYP) batch year 1989 conducted a Khatam Al-Quran ceremony at the Masjid Hajah Rashidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah in Kampung Sungai Akar yesterday.
Present as the guest of honour was the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS), Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Hj Awg Halbi Hj Md Yusof.
Also in attendance was the Permanent Secretary of MCYS, Dato Paduka Dr Hj Affendy Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Hj Abidin. Around 30 participants took part in the Khatam Al-Quran ceremony in which each individual was tasked with reciting one juzuk from the Quran. The ceremony began with the recital of the_ Surah Al-Fatihah _and procceed to the mass recital of the ten final verses in the Quran as well as dikir and tahlil. The religious event then continued with handing over donations by the guest of honour to orphans and families of former participants of SSEAYP who have passed away.
The Khatam was held to enliven the blessed month of Ramadhan with religious activities in hopes of reaping its spiritual benefits. It would also serve to strengthen ties between the members of former participants of SSEAYP.
Yesterday’s event concluded with the breaking of fast and continued with mass fardhu Maghrib and Isyak prayers as well as Tarawih prayers.
The Brunei Times