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MUARA, Sunday 28 March 2021 – The Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) held an event in conjunction with Malam Nisfu Syaaban at Surau Al-Huda, RBN. Present as the Guest of Honour was First Admiral Spry Bin Haji Serudi@Haji Seruji, Commander of the RBN. Also present was the Deputy Commander of RBN, Senior Officers, Officers and RBN personnel.

The Ceremony started off with the recitation of Surah Ghafir verses 60-65 by 1400 Lt Dya Abdul Mun'im bin Haji Samli followed by Maghrib Prayers and the recitation of Surah Yassin for three times. In addition to that, the doa Nisfu Syaaban was recited before the call for Isya' prayers. The intentions in the first recital was to seek good health in our life from Allah (S.W.T.) in our worship to Allah and in performing good deeds; the second recital to seek from Allah (S.W.T.) to grant us lawful prosperity and to guide us to be in uprightness at the end of our lives; and in the final recital, seeking from Allah (S.W.T.) to prevent and protect us from all misfortunes and calamities. Isya' prayers commenced before the end of the ceremony.

The month of Syaaban is significant and one of the most beloved month in the islamic calendar from Rasulullah Sallalahu Alaihi Wassalam (SAW). It was during this month that Rasulullah SAW fasted regularly. This trait of Rasulullah SAW should be followed as it not only to increase our virtues to Allah SWT but also as a way to help the body prepare for the upcoming fasting holy month, Ramadhan.