By Syafiq Affendy
His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam yesterday consented to attend a tahlil ceremony for his late parents Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien and Al-Marhumah Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Damit at the Royal Mausoleum in Jalan Tutong.
Accompanying the Sultan were His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah the Crown Prince, His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah, His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Malik and His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Mateen.
Also in attendance were pengiran-pengiran cheterias, cabinet ministers, deputy ministers and local dignitaries.
The ceremony, led by the State Mufti, began with a recitation of surah al-fatihah, followed by the reading of tahlil and doa.
Later, His Majesty and other members of the royal family poured ayeng asah-asahan (scented water) on the tombs of the monarch's late parents.
- Borneo Bulletin
(7th Oct 2008)