KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah attended a thanksgiving ceremony Thursday (Jan 30) in conjunction with the first anniversary of his swearing-in as the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong on Friday (Jan 31).
During the ceremony held at the surau of Istana Negara, Al-Sultan Abdullah and Tunku Azizah recited the "surah Yasin” together with 300 people comprising senior officials and staff of Istana Negara as well as tahfiz students from Maahad Tahfiz Darus Syabab.
Their Majesties and the congregation then performed Maghrib and "hajat” prayers led by the Imam of the surau, Ustaz Zulkifli Salleh.
Al-Sultan Abdullah and Tunku Azizah also listened to the tazkirah (religious lecture) delivered by Masjid Kampung Pantai Dalam Imam Ustaz Mohd Shahril Abd Samat before performing Isyak prayers led by Ustaz Ainuddin Razi from the Federal Territory Islamic Affairs Department.
The ceremony was also attended by their children, Tengku Puteri Raja Tengku Puteri Iman Afzan, Tengku Puteri Raja Tengku Puteri Ilyana and Tengku Puteri Raja Tengku Puteri Jihan Azizah 'Athiyatullah.
Al-Sultan Abdullah was elected as the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong by the Conference of Rulers on Jan 24,2019, and sworn in on Jan 31,2019. - Bernama