April 8, 2019
| Wani Roslan |
THE closing ceremony for the Malay Language and Culture Perpetuation Workshop, organised by Academy of Brunei Studies (APB) of Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) in collaboration with Islamic Da’wah Centre (PDI), was held at the Conference Hall of PDI yesterday.
The guest of honour was Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Religious Affairs Dato Seri Setia Haji Abdul Aziz bin Orang Kaya Maharaja Lela Haji Yussof.
The ceremony began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Doa Selamat by Mohammad Zhafiran Ashyraf bin Abdul Manap, followed by a welcoming remark by Chairman of the workshop Abdul Rahman bin Murni. This continued with a speech by Director of Islamic Da’wah Centre Haji Abdul Rajid bin Haji Mohd Salleh.
The ceremony proceeded with the presentation of certificates and the handing over of Bimbingan Asas Fardhu ‘Ain’ for Muallaf book by Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam’s (BIBD) Head of Government Relations and Special Project Haji Mohd Yusri bin Haji Wahsalfelah to the guest of honour. The workshop, participated by 40 Muallaf (new Muslims), focussed on Malay Islamic Monarchy (MIB), Brunei’s Adat Istiadat and Brunei Malay Language delivered by APB Director Dr Siti Norkhalbi binti Haji Wahsalfelah, APB lecturers Pengiran Dr Hajah Siti Norainna binti Pengiran Haji Besar and Haji Mohammad Rafee bin Haji Sharif.
The workshop was supported by BIBD, and aimed to provide information on culture and language of Brunei Malay among the Muallaf.