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'Majlis Istiadat Akad Nikah Diraja'
12/01/2023

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His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam attended the 'Majlis Istiadat Akad Nikah Diraja' or Royal Akad Nikah Ceremony of His Majesty's daughter, Her Royal Highness Princess 'Azemah Ni'matul Bolkiah and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Bahar ibni Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Digadong Sahibul Mal Pengiran Muda Haji Jefri Bolkiah. The ceremony took place yesterday afternoon at the Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Mosque in the capital. 

The ceremony commenced with the arrival of Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Bahar, who was accompanied by Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Abdul Hakeem and led by Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Sanggamara Diraja Retired Major General Pengiran Haji Ibnu Basit, preceded by 12 Sinipit or spears. This was followed by Royal Regalia carried by Awang-Awang, comprising 6 Pedang and Perisai, 6 Tombak Bendarangan and 4 Kabok and Panastan. Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Bahar was greeted by Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin. 

The arrival of His Majesty and members of the Royal Family was preceded by the Penglima Diraja carrying a Pemuras and Karga or musket and bullet bag as well as the Penglima Asgar carrying a Kelasak and Kampilan or long shield and machete, accompanied by the bearers of the Alat-Alat Perhiasan Tunggal, Perhiasan Empat Duli Yang Teramat Mulia-Duli Yang Teramat Mulia and Perhiasan Empat Duli-Duli Wazir. Upon arriving, His Majesty was greeted by Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Indera Setia Diraja Sahibul Karib Pengiran Anak Haji Idris, and Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin. 

Also present were:
- His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince;
- His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Malik;
- His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Mateen;
- His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah;
- His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah;
- And Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Digadong Sahibul Mal Pengiran Muda Haji Jefri Bolkiah. 

Yang Dimuliakan Pehin Orang Kaya Johan Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Adanan sought consent to inform Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Indera Setia Diraja Sahibul Karib Pengiran Anak Haji Idris that the ceremony was ready. 

Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Indera Setia Diraja Sahibul Karib in turn informed His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam. 

His Majesty then instructed that the proceedings commence. 

Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Seri Utama Dato Paduka Seri Setia Haji Awang Salim with two Awang-Awang sought an audience with His Majesty.  

His Majesty in a titah then instructed Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Seri Utama to proceed with the Istiadat Akad Nikah. 

Yang Berhormat Pehin acknowledged His Majesty's titah. 

Yang Berhormat Pehin presented the 'Borang Nikah' or marriage solemnisation form to His Majesty to be signed. 

Yang Berhormat Pehin then sought consent from His Majesty to begin the Majlis Istiadat Akad Nikah Diraja by reading the Khutbah Nikah or marriage sermon. 

This was followed by the Istiadat Akad Nikah Diraja. 

Soon after the Lafaz Qabul recited by Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Bahar was confirmed, 17 cannon shots were fired to signify that the Istiadat Akad Nikah Diraja had been duly completed.  

Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Bahar then signed the 'Borang Nikah', followed by Yang Berhormat Pehin and four witnesses. 

Doa Selamat was read by Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Doctor Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz, the State Mufti. 

Yang Dimuliakan Pehin Orang Kaya Johan Pahlawan informed Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Indera Setia Diraja Sahibul Karib that the 'Majlis Istiadat Akad Nikah Diraja' had been duly carried out. 

Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Indera Setia Diraja Sahibul Karib in turn informed His Majesty. 

His Majesty instructed for the ceremony be brought to a close. 

His Majesty and other members of the Royal Family then departed the ceremony.

News courtesy of Radio Television Brunei
Photo courtesy of InfoFoto