The Ministry of Home Affairs and the departments under it, yesterday afternoon held the Nuzul Al-Quran celebration. This year, the function was organised by the Labour Department.
Present was Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Doktor Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, the Minister of Home Affairs. The ceremony began with the reading of Al-Quran verses by Awang Haji Muhammad Fikri bin Awang Haji Metussin.
The ceremony was highlighted with a special talk titled "Memperkasa Pembelajaran Al-Quran" or Empowering the Learning of Al-Quran delivered by Abdul Rahman bin Haji Ajak, the Qualified Daie of Brunei Islamic Religious Council. The talk among other things touched on Al-Quran, the great miracle of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam and that we should guard and protect its sacredness by reading, understanding and practicing its teachings.
The ceremony ran concurrently with the donations presentation to more than 90 orphans comprising staffs of the Ministry and the departments under it. Also present were Members of the Legislative Council, Permanent Secretaries and Deputy Permanent Secretaries at the Ministry of Home Affairs.