By Ishan Ibrahim
Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah yesterday graced an event to commemorate Nuzul Al-Quran.
Held at the Ministry of Finance, the religious event was also attended by Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Ibrahim, Minister of Finance II at the Prime Minister's Office who was also the guest of honour, permanent secretaries, deputy permanent secretaries, heads of department, directors, officers and staff at the ministry and departments under it.
The event began with the recital of surah al-fatihah by Nuzli bin Hj Jumat from Mosque Affairs Department and was followed by a religious lecture entitled "Virtues of Reading Al-Quran in Commemoration of Nuzul Al-Quran" by Ustaz Andaz Dr Hj Shahroni bin Hj Abd Kahar from the Islamic Dakwah Centre.
The event later saw the presentation of donations by HRH Princess Hajah Hafizah to 25 deserving and needy recipients. The proceeds were collected from generous donations by officers and staff of the ministry and its departments.
- Borneo Bulletin
(24th August 2011)