To help the poor and destitute especially for the upcoming Hari Raya Aidil Fitri, the Brunei Islamic Religious Council distributed Zakat or Tithe money to the eligible poor and destitute for Hari Raya Aidil Fitri 2018. Yesterday afternoon a total of eighteen thousand and nine hundred forty dollars ($18,940.00) were distributed to 80 heads of families and their dependants. The ceremony took place at the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha Mosque in Kampung Rimba.
The distribution of the zakat was officiated by Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar, the Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs as the Vice Head of the Brunei Islamic Religious Council.
Earlier, the Tadarus Al-Quran by the delegation of Officers and Staff of the Ministry of Religious Affairs was held. The Tadarus delegation from the Ministry of Religious Affairs will visit the Kampung Bukit Beruang National Housing Mosque in Tutong District on Saturday the 9th of June. Also present at the ceremony were Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Aziz bin Orang Kaya Maharaja Lela Haji Yussof, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Religious Affairs, Awang Roslan bin Haji Taja'ah, the Deputy Permanent Secretary for Administration and Finance at the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Awang Haji Mohd Serudin bin Haji Timbang, the Deputy Permanent Secretary for Policy and Religion at the Ministry of Religious Affairs.
Source: Radio Television Brunei