Forty Four Thousand, Two Hundred and Ten dollars have been distributed among 100 poor and destitute families during the distribution of Tithe Money to the Poor and Destitute category for Hari Raya of 1440 Hijrah/2019. The ceremony took place at Mohammad Bolkiah mosque in Kampung Serusop yesterday afternoon.
The money was handed over 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 as the Yang Di-Pertua of Brunei Islamic Religious Council, MUIB. This year One Million, Three Hundred, Thirty Three Thousand and Five Hundred and Seventy dollars have been allocated to eight thousand, four hundred and thirty five poor and destitute recipients in the country. The distribution of the Zakat or tithe money is intended to lessen the burden of the recipients in preparing for Hari Raya Aidil Fitri.
The event coincided with a Khatam Al-Quran ceremony for the Tadarus Al-Quran delegation of the Ministry of Religious Affairs. It marked the completion of Al-Quran reading at several mosques in the country during the Ramadhan of 1440 Hijrah. The ceremony began with the reading of Al-Fatihah led by the Minister of Religious Affairs.