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Her Majestey Attends Women's Special Assembly
Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha binti Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohamed Alam during the Women's Special Assembly at the International Convention Centre in Berakas. |PHOTO COURTESY : INFOFOTO
January 12th, 2017 | 07:43 AM | 1823 views
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Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha binti Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohamed Alam attended Women's Special Assembly in Conjunction with the National Level Maulidur Rasul celebration for 1438 Hijrah yesterday morning. The function took place at the International Convention Centre in Berakas.
Upon arrival, Her Majesty was greeted by Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Othman, Minister of Religious Affairs,, as Chairman of Major Islamic Events Executive Committee and the National Adult Musabaqah Al-Quran for 1438 Hijrah, Dato Paduka Awang Haji Erywan bin Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Haji Mohd Yusof, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Dato Paduka Awang Haji Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud, Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs and Dayang Hajah Siti Azizah binti Haji Musa, Director of Islamic Dakwah Centre as Joint Chairpersons of the Women's Special Assembly for 1438 Hijrah Working Committee.
Also attending the ceremony were Her Majesty's daughters and sisters, Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah binti Pengiran Haji Salleh Ab-Rahaman, Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Bini Hajah Faizah binti Dato Haji Nasir; Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah, Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Majeedah Nuurul Bolkiah, and Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna. The function began with the reading of the Quranic verses by Dayangku Ummi Syazana Binti Pengiran Haji Marjuki, winner of the national youth Al-Quran Musabaqah 1437 hijrah.
'Berwawasan yang berkat dengan bercontoh kepada Rasulullah Sallallah 'Alaihi Wasallam' or 'A Blessed Vision guided by examples from the Prophet' is the theme of this year's Women's Special Assembly. Dayang Hajah Siti Azizah binti Haji Musa in her welcoming speech said a 3-day exhibition and sales by local women entrepreneurs are sideline activities of the gathering.
Emulating the visions of Prophet Muhammad S.A.W. in seeking blessings and sincerity in alms-giving without the intention of being pretentious, was portrayed in a performance by students of Katok Arabic Secondary School.
The secrets behind blessed visions guided by the examples set by Rasulullah, will bring benefits and fortune not only to oneself but also to the family and nation. Dayangku Norhayati Binti Pengiran Haji Kasharan, a Religious Officer from the Islamic Dakwah Centre in a special talk titled 'Berwawasan Yang Berkat Dengan Bercontoh Kepada Rasulullah Shallallahu Alaihi Wasallam' or 'A Blessed Vision guided by examples from the Prophet' said that a blessed vision is a distant view towards achieving important goals of a country aimed at an everlasting well-being and happiness. Given a peaceful country like Brunei Darussalam it is easy for the people to practise Islam as a complete way of life. Maintain the religious faith as a sign of gratitude to Allah and be grateful for the facilities provided by the government. All of us share the blessings received by the faithful in the country.
The ceremony was enlivened with a Dikir Marhaban presentation by officers and staff of the Ministry of Religious Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and members of the Brunei Darussalam Women's Council. To seek blessings for the ceremony, doa selamat was read by Datin Hajah Maznah binti Haji Muhammad.
This year's is the 23rd Women's Special Assembly. To support the development of the local women's small and medium enterprises, the Exhibition and Sale in conjunction with the assembly, showcase halal products and services by local women entrepreneurs.
The exhibition provides financial and business advice services by the relevant agencies, besides raising community awareness on stakeholders' facilities and services in the economic development of the people in the country. Apart from that, the exhibition also promotes the importance of halal food in moving towards a healthy and dynamic nation. The Special Assembly this time was conducted by the Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Women Council of Brunei Darussalam.
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