Sultan attends tahlil
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)