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Hari Raya Aidil Adha Celebration
September 3rd, 2017 | 09:22 AM | 2120 views
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
At Istana Nurul Iman, His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha binti Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohamed Alam attended the Hari Raya Aidiladha celebration this morning.
Upon arrival, His Majesty and Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri were greeted by Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Othman, the Minister of Religious Affairs and wife.
Also attending the event were His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah; His Royal Highness Prince Mohammad Bolkiah and Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Zariah; His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Bini Hajah Faizah; Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Norhayati; His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Malik and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Raabi'atul 'Adawiyyah; His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Mateen, His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Wakeel, Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah, Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Majeedah Nuurul Bolkiah, Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah, Her Royal Highness Princess 'Azemah Nikmatul Bolkiah, Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzillah Lubabul Bolkiah and Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah.
Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna and Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Noor Ehsani and other members of the Royal Family were also present.
The sound of Hari Raya Takbir praising and glorifying the Greatness and Oneness of Allah the Almighty echoed at Istana Nurul Iman shortly after the arrival of His Majesty and Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri. The Hari Raya Takbir was performed by officers and staffs of Government Departments, Religious Teachers, students of Institutes of Higher Learning and association members.
Surah Al-Shaffat of Al-Quran was read by Awang Ahmad Zulwaqar bin Suhaili, the Champion of the National Youth Al-Quran Reading Musabaqah 2017, while the interpretation was delivered by Md Azim bin Haji Ali, an Assistant Lecturer from Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Tahfiz Al-Quran Institute.
Hari Raya Aidil Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice is one of the two important celebrations in Islam. It takes place as millions of Muslims from all over the world perform the Haj rituals in the Holy City of Makkah Al-Mukarramah. It is in conjunction with one of the most important Haj rituals, the stoning of the Jamrat or Devil Stones which signifies the Faith and Willingness of Prophet Ibrahim alaihi-salam to sacrifice his son Prophet Ismail alahi-salam in the name of Allah the Almighty.
His Majesty then presented the sacrificial meat to 50 special male recipients and Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri presented the sacrificial meat to fifty special women recipients. The Korban Sunnat or commendable sacrifice performed every year by His Majesty and Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri and the Royal Family reflects Their Majesties generosity to the less fortunate people. The act of sacrifice has many blessings and rewards including teaching Muslims to be generous in contributing part of their wealth to others and to be grateful for Allah's blessings and bounties.
The doa selamat was read by Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Doctor Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned, the State Mufti. Among the people attending the Hari Raya Aidil Adha celebration were converts, volunteer dai'e or Muslim preachers, Mosque youth and muslimah, students of institutes of higher learning and religious school students.
The presence of His Majesty and Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri at the ceremony was tacit evidence of His Majesty's loving and caring personality as the 'Ulul Amri or Leader of the country as well as the spark that lights the spirit of the country's Muslims who have the means to perform the Korban. For the less privileged the presentation of the sacrificial meat brought happiness to them.
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