Nisfu Sya'aban is observed every 15th of Sya'aban, which is the 8th month in the Hijrah calendar. Later that afternoon, Muslims throughout the country congregated at mosques, suraus and religious halls, with the main focus at the Omar 'Ali Saifuddien mosque in the capital, 20th April.
Present was Awang Haji Mohd Serudin bin Haji Timbang, the Deputy Permanent Secretary for Policy and Religion at the Ministry of Religious Affairs. The ceremony was filled with the three time reading of Surah Yaasin tiga kali, followed by a mass Fardu Maghrib prayer. The ceremony commenced with the recital of Special Doa marking the Nisfu Syaaban in order to seek from Allah Subahanahu Wataala for long life, sustenance and strong faith, safety from disasters.
Source: Radio Television Brunei