A Khatam Al-Quran ceremony to mark the completion of the 30 Juzuk of Al-Quran reading in conjunction with the month of Ramadhan took place last night at Balai Penghadapan Bukit Kayangan.

The ceremony was conducted in the presence of Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Aziz bin Pengiran Jaya Negara Pengiran Haji Abu Bakar. It began with the recital of Surah Al-Fatihah led by Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Seri Utama Dato Paduka Seri Setia Haji Awang Salim bin Haji Besar.

The reading of the Quranic verses was led by Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, the Minister of Home Affairs.

The Doa Khatam was read by Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Seri Utama Dato Paduka Seri Setia Haji Awang Salim bin Haji Besar.

Meanwhile, the dikir was performed by mosque officers headed by Yang Dimuliakan Pehin Khatib Dato Paduka Awang Haji Emran bin Haji Kuncang.

The Doa Selamat was read by Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Seri Utama Dato Paduka Seri Setia Haji Awang Salim bin Haji Besar.

Present were Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran-Pengiran Cheteria, Cabinet Ministers, Members of State Councils; Deputy Ministers, Pengiran-Pengiran Peranakan, Pehin-Pehin Manteri, Permanent Secretaries and senior government officers.

Source: Radio Television Brunei