Thursday, 10 January 2013 13:52
Two children of prominent Muslim families were united in marriage at 1:00 in the after noon on the 30th of December 2012 at ASTORIA REGENCY in uptown Pasonanca.
The Sharia’h wedding ceremony officiated by AL USTADZ EDRIS LIM, Al Haj and witnessed by Hon. ZIAHUR-RAHMAN ALONTO-ADIONG, Hon. KHADAFE G. MANGUDADATU, Hon. SAMIER TAN, Hon. JUNI K. ILIMIN, Dr. JOSE BRUNO T. GALVEZ, Mr. KHALID H. ABBAS, Mr.SAGGA M. HARUN and Mr. HARUN M. JOE had all the trimmings in accordance to native tradition.
Beautiful, brainy and porcelain skinned DR. FAHDA RAIZA J. HADJI daughter of the late Col.MAHALAN K. HADJI and Hadja AIDA J. HADJI joined hearts with personable and refined Assemblyman NURJAY SAHALI, esteemed son of well loved and respected Governor of Tawi -Tawi Hon. SADIKUL A. SAHALI, Al Haj. and Hja. JUANA M. SAHALI.
NURJAY and FAHDA RAIZA have chosen some very important persons for their Principal Sponsors. They are Dept. of Interior and Local Government Secretary Hon. MANUELA. ROXAS represented by PNP Regional Director C/Supt. JUANITO VAÑO and Deputy Speaker forMindanao and Congresswoman Hon. MA. ISABELLE GARCIA CLIMACO-SALAZAR, Hon. MEHOL SADAIN represented by his brother City Councilor MELCHOR K. SADAIN and Hon. JUM J. AKBAR represented by Tawi Tawi Assistant Provincial Treasurer Mrs. PATRICIA MAR; Senator RODOLFO G.BIAZON respresented by Ret. Brig. Gen. EDUARDO T. CABANLIG and UCI President and CEO Mrs. ANITA LEE KAW; OPAP Undersecretary Hon. JOSE I. LORENA and Congresswoman of the 2nd District of Sulu Hon. NUR ANNA I. SAHIDULLA, Zamboanga City Mayor Hon. CELSO L. LOBREGAT and Tandubas Tawi Tawi Mayor Hon. RAHIEMA A.SALIH; ARMM Regional Governor MUJIV S. HATAMAN and wife Mrs. SITTI DJALIA T. HATAMAN; Sulu Governor Hon. ABDU SAKUR M. TAN and wife Hja. NURUNISAH A. TAN; Lanao del Sur Province Governor Hon. MAMINTAL ALONT-ADIONG and wife Hja. RAIFA RAKI-IN ADIONG; Maguindanao Governor Hon. ESMAEL G. MANGUDADATU and Assemblywoman DAYANG CARLSUM SANGKULA; Regional Assembly Speaker Hon. RASUL Y. MITMUG, JR., and Assemblywoman of the Women Sector Hon. SAMIRA A. GUTOC-TOMAWIS; Assemblyman of the Lone District of Tawi Tawi Hon. RODOLFO A. BAWASANTA and Assemblywoman of the 2nd District of Sulu Hon. IRENE P. TILLAH; Asseblyman of the Lone District of Basilan Hon. JARAH A. HAMJAand MSU Prof. FELISA B. HALUM; Asseblyman of the 2nd District of Sulu Hon. ABDEL S. ANNI and wife Hja RUDJIA A. ANNI; Sulu Assemblyman BHYDIR B.SARAPUDDIN and Assemblywoman of the 1stDistrict ofSulu Hon. SATRINA E.TULAWIE and Hon. NORBIDEIRI B. EDDING and Assemblywoman of Lanao Hon. SITTIE NORHANIE H. LAO.
The Secondary Sponsors for the couple were: Mayor the the Municipality of Sibutu, Tawi Tawi Hon. KUYO A.PAJIJI and wife Hja. DARWISA J. PAJIJI; Hon. KENNY J. MUKSIN and Mrs. SURAIDA F.MUKSIN; Mayor the Municipality of Bongao Tawi Tawi Hon. JASPER S. QUE and wife Mrs. MARIA SOCORRO QUE; Mayor of the Municipality of Simunul Tawi Tawi Hon. NAZIF AHAMAD B. ABDURAHMAN and wife Mrs. WASILAH T. ABDURAHMAN;Mayor of the Municipality of Sapa Sapa, Tawi Tawi Hon ALSAGGAB L. MOHAMMAD-ALI and Assemblywoman of the Lone District of Basilan Mrs. RAJAM AKBAR; Mayor of the Municipality of Turtle Islands, Tawi Tawi Hon.MIBARAL M. TANG and wife Hadja SUSAN TANG, Mayor of the Municipality of Tapul Sulu Hon. NASSER S.DAUD represented by his son Mr. ALDHAKEEL TULAWIE, RN and Hadja DORNIE T. DAUD; Mayor the Municipality of Jolo Sulu Hon. HUSSIN U. AMIN and wife Mrs. MERLYN J. AMIN represented by their children ALBDEL RAZIAL-HADZ and Hadja KHUZAIMA AMIN-YUSALI; Mayor of the Municipality of Siasi Sulu Hon. ARTHUR A.MUKSAN and wife MUSSAH M. MUKSAN; Mayor the Municipality of Panglimatahil Sulu Hon. ABRAHAM T. BURAHAN and Assemblywoman of the 1st District of Sulu Hon. NEDRA S. BURAHAN; Vice Mayor of the Municipality of Sitangkai Tawi Tawi Hon. SERBIN C. AHAJA and wife Hja KIMHOY K. AHAJA; Hji MUSTAPHA J. OMAR and Municipal Mayor of South UbianTawi Tawi Hon. SALMA A. OMAR; former Director of Land Bank of the Philippines OMBRE HAMSIRANI and wife Mrs. RITA HAMSIRANI;ARMM PNPRegional Intelligence Officer Sr. Supt. RODELIO B.JOCSON and Hadja NORMA U. DOCDOR, Ret.Col. ABDUL SALAM H. HARUN and Hadja MARIAM A. HARUN.
DR. FAHDA RAIZA, the radiant bride wore a fabulous wedding gown made of yards and yards of ruffles in three tones- Champagne, Mocca and Cream accentuated and decorated with Crystals and cut beads designed by Fashion Designer ANGKING FRANCISCO while the groom NURJAY was in coat and tie. FD ANGKING FRANCISCO also designed the gowns of the female members of the entourage as well as that of the male members.
ASTORIA REGENCY Convention Center where the ceremony and the reception was held was arranged with tall white columns that bore bases of colorful flowers. Colorful cloth panels that formed a canopy is matched with small and big chandeliers. The SAHIL- HADJI wedding occupied the whole ASTORIA REGENCY complex to include the swimming pool where the newlywed held another party this time for their batchmates.
But the touching moment of the wedding celebration was when the groom NURJAY delivered his pledge of love for the bride as he said “The dowry that I gave you was not the real dowry. The real dowry lies here in my heart.”
To the beautiful couple NURJAY and FAHDA RAIZA, congratulations and best wishes... may your tribe increase.
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