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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - To further improve the existing service on the ‘Khidmat Bantu Solat Pesakit’ project provided by the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) in performing prayers for patients, a new mobile app named ‘iBantu Solat’ was officially launched yesterday at the Women and Children’s Centre of Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital.

The guest of honour who officiated at the new mobile app was Haji Abdul Manap bin Othman, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health (MoH).

The new app, which is created to help patients perform the five time daily prayers including Wudhu (ablution) and Tayammum, can be downloaded via Google Play and App Store.

The main features of the application are guidelines on Wudhu, Tayammum and prayer for patients with physical disabilities in the form of audio, visual and text. Other features include prayer time, prayer time alarm, Surah for prayer, Doa and Kiblat direction.

The main ‘iBantu Solat’ is the result of the pilot project on ‘Khidmat Bantu Solat Pesakit’ at government hospitals which was implemented in April 2015.

In his welcoming remarks, chairman of the ceremony Haji Zulkifli bin Panglima Asgar Dato Paduka Haji Abdullah, Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary at the MoRA, said that the ‘Khidmat Bantu Solat Pesakit’ project was created three years ago to strengthen the faith of Muslim community in Brunei.

He hoped that the new application can achieve its main objectives of providing patients the convenience to perform prayers according to their situation as well as heal physical illnesses through spiritual cleansing.

The ceremony also saw the presentation of published materials and purified sand for Tayammum for the use of patients by the Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary at the MoRA to Haji Md Khairul Anuar bin Pehin Orang Kaya Pendikar Alam Dato Paduka Seri Haji Hasrin, Chief Executive Officer of RIPAS Hospital.

Also in attendance was Dato Seri Setia Haji Abdul Aziz bin Orang Kaya Maharaja Lela Haji Mohd Yusof, Permanent Secretary at the MoRA.

Published : December 25, 2017

By : Borneo Bulletin/ANN