BIBD ALAF holds Khatam Al Quran Ceremony

BIBD ALAF recently held a Khatam Al-Quran Ceremony at Masjid Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien to commemmorate the completion of Al-Quran studies by students participating in the BIBD ALAF program, a key CSR initiative by the bank aimed at educational empowerment.

Present as Guest of Honour at the event was Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman, the Minister of Religious Affairs.

The event also saw attendance by Associate Professor Dr Nasir bin Haji Abdul Rani, Ra’es of Religious Teachers University College of Seri Begawan (KUPU SB) in his capacity as Chairman of BIBD’s Shariah Advisory Body and members of BIBD’s Shariah Advisory Body. Also present was BIBD’s Managing Director and CEO, Awang Junaidi bin Haji Masri along with senior government officials as well as BIBD management and staff.

The proceedings commenced with the recitation of Sayyidul Istighfar and Surah Al-Fatihah by the Guest of Honour, followed by recitations from the Al-Quran by BIBD ALAF students. These recitations underscored the program’s comprehensive approach towards both educational and religious learning.

Since its inception in 2013, the BIBD ALAF program has been instrumental in providing financial aid, educational support, and guidance to students from targeted segments in Brunei. The initiative emphasises the holistic development of students, encompassing academic and extracurricular activities that foster industry-readiness and strong values aligned with Melayu Islam Beraja. The program has supported over 300 students, significantly contributing to educational advancement and poverty alleviation in the country. Notably, in 2023, the program celebrated its first university graduate, Dayang Hajah Nurhafikah binti Haji Awang Bakri, a milestone that underscores the program’s effectiveness and impact.

The BIBD ALAF initiative is reflective of BIBD’s commitment to supporting lifelong education, in line with Maqasid Al Shariah principles and the goals of Brunei Vision 2035. The bank remains dedicated to fostering opportunities for children from targeted segments, aiming to make a lasting impact on the community and the nation at large.

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