Second batch of Brunei haj pilgrims depart for Madinah

Family members of intending haj pilgrims embracing one another before their departure. - Bb

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: The second batch of haj pilgrims from Brunei Darussalam departed for Madinah on Friday (May 24) morning aboard Royal Brunei Airlines flight BI4203. They arrived in the Saudi Arabian city in the afternoon, ready to embark on their spiritual journey.

This flight carried a total of 254 individuals, including officials from the Brunei Darussalam Pilgrims Affairs Office (Medical) and representatives from Darussalam Services Sdn Bhd (DSSB). Of these, 251 were intending haj pilgrims, comprising 121 men and 130 women, all under the care of DSSB.

Accompanying the pilgrims were three medical officers from the Brunei Darussalam Pilgrims Affairs Office, ensuring their health and safety throughout the pilgrimage.

Md Isa Shawal Awang Basuni from Darussalam Services emphasised the priority placed on the pilgrims’ safety.

“All of the prospective haj pilgrims under Darussalam Services are wearing blue so everyone can identify one another. Each of them also has special name tags with important details and contact numbers for emergencies,” he shared.

He added that medical officers are available to assist pilgrims throughout the haj.

Safiah Manudin, aged 62, shared her joy at finally being able to perform Haj this year after registering in 2019.

“I am truly happy and delighted to finally receive the call to perform haj this year,” she said. She had been preparing for this moment ever since she registered, even attending Haj courses in 2022 to ensure she was ready.

She expressed her peace of mind in traveLling with DSSB, confident that everything would proceed smoothly with fellow Bruneians by her side. – Borneo Bulletin/ANN

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