Approximately two thousand two hundred youths took part in the Nationwide Youth Al-Quran Tadarus Gathering. His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Malik ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah graced the ceremony that took place at Jame' 'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah. It was organised by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports with the cooperation of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Religious Affairs.
Upon arrival, His Royal Highness was greeted by Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman, Minister of Religious Affairs; Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud, Minister at the Prime Minister's Office, Yang Berhormat Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports; and Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar, Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs.
The ceremony commenced with the reading of Surah Al-Fatihah led by Awang Abdul Muin bin Haji Abdul Hamid, Champion of the National Youth Musabaqah Tilawatil Al-Quran 2019.
The Khatam Al-Quran at the said mosque involved one thousand two hundred male youths from government and private agencies, students, former programme participants and individuals. The Khatam Al-Quran was led by Awang Ridhwan Azawani bin Haji Zainul Arifin, Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Tahfiz Al-Quran Institute student.
The reading of Takhtim was presented by the Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University, UNISSA Dikir Group.
Meanwhile, the Doa Khatam was read by Awang Muhammad Hilmi bin Md.Iskandar, a student from the Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Tahfiz Al-Quran Institute.
The UNISSA Dikir Group then performed the Dikir Marhaban.
Awang Abdul Muin bin Haji Abdul Hamid then read the Doa Allah Peliharakan Sultan dan Negara Brunei Darussalam.
Apart from enlivening the holy month of Ramadhan with beneficial activities, the gathering also aims to further enhance understanding and cooperation among agencies that are involved in the youth's education and development.
His Royal Highness then joined the youths in performing the Fardhu Zohor prayer that was led by Yang Dimuliakan Pehin Begawan Khatib Dato Paduka Haji Mustafa bin Haji Murat.
Before leaving the venue, His Royal Highness received junjung ziarah. Such a ceremony is hoped to encourage the youth to be more involved in religious activities.