The haj management recorded excellent success this year compared to previous years. The success was due to cooperation from all parties involved. The Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs explained the matter during Haj Congregants Gathering.

Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar, said that, behind the success, the Haj Management Department in particular had faced various challenges. The department with cooperation from all parties managed to address and solve all the challenges. Since 2014, all parties involved in haj management are required to carry out management tasks according to e-hajj system. This includes the process of registration, payment and verification from parties or agencies in Saudi Arabia. The Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs added that intending pilgrims are responsible for the smooth-running and effectiveness of the management process. Under the process, the intending pilgrims who have confirmed their haj seats and preparations such as accommodation and transportation fees as well as Masyair service will be registered through the online e-hajj system, provided by Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Haj and Umrah.

A religious talk titled "Apa Selepas Haji" was delivered by Dayang Hajah Zunainah binti Haji Gunong, Senior Religious Officer at the Haj Management Department. The Haj Congregants Gathering aimed to reminisce memories as Allah's special guest in the holy cities.

This year, one thousand haj pilgrims performed their Haj under four appointed companies. The event was organised by the Haj Management Department, Ministry of Religious Affairs and Syarikat Darussalam Holdings Sendirian Berhad, Straits Central Agencies Sendirian Berhad, Raudah al-Amin Sendirian Berhad, as well as At-Taqwa Travel and Tours Sendirian Berhad.

Source: Radio Television Brunei