In the holy month of Ramadhan, the doors of heaven are open so that the Muslim ummah has the opportunity to earn multitudes of blessing throughout the month. early yesterday evening, the Opening of Tadarus Al-Quran ceremony for Mosques, Surau and Religious Halls nationwide was held at Jame' 'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah, Kampong Kiarong, and was conducted by the Mosque Affairs Department, Ministry of Religious Affairs, with the cooperation of Jame' 'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque Takmir Committee.

The ceremony commenced with the reading of Surah Al-Fatihah led by Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awg Othman, Minister of Religious Affairs.

Also present were Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Aziz bin Orang Kaya Maharaja Lela Haji Yussof. Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Religious Affairs; Awang Roslan bin Haji Taja'ah, Deputy Permanent Secretary for Administration and Finance at the Ministry of Religious Affairs; and Awang Haji Mohd Serudin bin Haji Timbang, Deputy Permanent Secretary for Policy and Religion at the Ministry of Religious Affairs.

Source: Radio Television Brunei