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The Ministry of Finance (MoF) and its departments yesterday organised a mass Zohor prayer event for their female staff and a special talk in conjunction with the holy month of Ramadhan.

The event began with the recitation of Surah al-Fatihah, which was followed by a special lecture presented by guest speaker Dyg Hjh Zaliha binti Hj Ibrahim, Senior Lecturer at the Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College (KUPU SB).

The talk focussed mainly on the benefits of fasting, the importance of 'Taqwa', and how Ramadhan can bring privileges and virtues for the Muslims performing good deeds.

The guest of honour at the event was Dyg Hjh Ning-Lela binti Dato Paduka Hj Mohammad, Permanent Secretary (Performance) at the Ministry of Finance. Also present were heads of department and division, as well as officers and staff from the ministry.

The talk is one of the many religious activities carried out annually by the Ministry of Finance during the holy month of Ramadhan.

-By Courtesy Saturday, 29 July 2012.