Brunei Royal Wedding 2015: Profile of Royal Bride Dayangku Raabi'atul Adawiyyah


Yang Mulia Dayangku Raabi'atul `Adawiyyah binti Pengiran Haji Bolkiah was born on the 27th October 1992. She is the second child of Pengiran Haji Bolkiah bin Pengiran Haji Jaluddin bin Pengiran Haji Tajuddin with Pengiran Hajah Noor'aismah binti Pengiran Haji Ismail bin Pengiran Haji Tengah. Her eldest brother, Awangku Abd. 'Aziz Hafizuddin bin Pengiran Haji Bolkiah, works at the Royal Brunei Airlines. Her other siblings are Awangku Mohd Ainul Yaqien; Dayangku Noor Batuul 'Afiqah; Dayangku Izzatul `Afifah; Dayangku Duratul Majeedah; Dayangku Nur Hidayatul Maheerah; Awangku Mohd Zainul ‘Ariffin; Awangku Mohd Irfan Hakeem; and Awangku Mohd Izzul Yamin @ Abdul Razeeq. (Note: Direct descendants of the Brunei Sultans carry the hereditary title of Pengiran. However as children and young adults, they are normally styled Awangku (for male) and Dayangku (for female) until they marry, when the title converts to Pengiran.)

Dayangku Raabi'atul `Adawiyyah’s education started at the age of six, at the Al-Falaah School from 1997 to 2003. In 2004, at the age of 12, she attended Rimba I Primary School until 2005 and later continued her study at the Menglait Secondary School from 2006 until 2009. Then she enrolled to the Rimba Secondary School in 2010.

Dayangku Raabi'atul `Adawiyyah has obtained several qualifications; Primary School Assessment (PSR) in 2005, Certificate of Primary Religious Schools (SSSRU) in 2008 and GCE ‘O’ level in 2010.

Dayangku Raabi'atul ‘Adawiyyah has undergone a work placement at the BAG Networks Sdn. Bhd. as a System Data Analyst in 2012. In 2013, she worked as an IT Instructor at HAD Technologies.

Dayangku Raabi’atul `Adawiyyah has a passion in the field of information and communications technology; and has attended several courses in the respective field. In 2012, she obtained several certificates of ICT skills including ‘Internet and Computing Core Certification’; ‘Microsoft Office Specialist’; and ‘Adobe Certified Certificate’. She also has attended training in the ‘ICT Youth Development Programme’ from 2012 to 2013.

Dayangku Raabi’atul `Adawiyyah is active in religious activities, and has joined multiple programs and competitions, such as:

- In 2005, she participated in Al-Quran Reading competition representing Pengiran Anak Puteri 'Azimah Ni'matul Bolkiah Religious School and participated Al-Quran Reciting Competition held at Jame 'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah.

- In 2005, Dayangku Raabi'atul `Adawiyyah has attended the ‘Membaca Mandiri Minda’, a personal development program in Menglait Secondary School.
- In 2008, she joined the Quran Recital Scheme for Teens and participated in ‘Dikir Dabai'ie’ national competition between Secondary Schools and Colleges representing Menglait Secondary School.

Dayangku Raabi’atul `Adawiyyah was appointed as the Head Prefect at the Pengiran Anak Puteri Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah Religious School, Berakas in 2006. She is a musical enthusiast and active in sports such as badminton and squash.

Dayangku Raabi’atul ‘Adawiyah is known for her graceful and positive attitude among her families and friends. In her spare times she likes to read books about Islam, particularly role of Muslim Women.

Source: Information Department, Brunei Government

+++++ Updates +++++

New title for royal bride
Posted date: April 13, 2015

| Izah Azahari |

HIS Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam yesterday consented to confer a title of royalty on Dayangku Raabi’atul ‘Adawiyyah binti Pengiran Haji Bolkiah, who will now be called Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Raabi’atul ‘Adawiyyah binti Pengiran Haji Bolkiah.

The conferment of the title was read by Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Aziz bin Pengiran Jaya Negara Pengiran Haji Abu Bakar during the ‘Istiadat Bersanding Pengantin Diraja’ ceremony at the Istana Nurul Iman.

Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin


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