Brunei Darussalam will celebrates the New Year of Hijrah 1440 this Monday. The New Year Hijrah celebration will be held at all mosque, surau and religious hall nationwide with the focal point being held at the Jame' 'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah in Kampong Kiarong. In ensuring the event runs smoothly, a full rehearsal took place yesterday morning.
Present was Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Othman, Minister of Religious Affairs as the chairman of the major islamic events celebrations for 1440 hijrah executive committee. Also present were Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar; Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs; Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Aziz bin Orang Kaya Maharaja Lela Haji Yussof, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Religious Affairs and other executive committee members. With themed "Ilmu dan Amal Nadi Wawasan Negara", the event will begin with the reading of an end of year prayer for 1439 Hijrah and prayer for the year 1440 hijrah. The public are welcome to attend.
Source: Radio Television Brunei