BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN -BRUNEI will open the year 1437H with a series of religious activities scheduled for the entire week to mark the Islamic new year.
The reading of doa will take place at the end of the current Islamic year and beginning of the new year in mosques across the country on the eve of October 13, with the main activity at the Jame' 'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque in Kg Kiarong. The theme for this year's celebration is "Berhijrah Untuk Membangun" (Migrating to Development), the ministry said yesterday.
In a statement, the ministry said a mass cleaning campaign will be conducted at mosques and prayer halls in the country on October 14 with Kg Limau Manis Mosque and Kg Belimbing Mosque leading for Brunei-Muara and Bukit Beruang National Housing Scheme mosque for Tutong.
Meanwhile, in Belait, the campaign will be launched at the Kg Sungai Teraban Mosque and in Temburong at the Kg Rataie RPN Mosque. A special religious forum will be held at the Brunei-Muara District Office.