| Hakim Hayat |
OVER 100 staff of the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources (MIPR) last night commenced the opening of the “Dikir Syarafil Anam” in conjunction with the Maulidur Rasul or birthday anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) that will fall on 12 Rabiulawal 1436 Hijrah (January 3, 2015).
The opening ceremony was held at the Jame’ ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah last night, and leading the delegation comprising staff from Departments, Units and Centres under the MIPR’s jurisdiction was the Minister of Industry and Primary Resources, Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Utama Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Yahya bin Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Haji Bakar.
The event commenced with a mass Maghrib prayer, followed by the recitation of the dikir “Assalamualaika”, “Alhamdulilah” and “Bisharin” by the dikir group from MIPR, followed by a mass Isyak prayer and recitation of the doa.
According to a press release from the MIPR, the delegation will be holding similar dikir events at different mosques running up to the Prophet’s birthday anniversary celebration. Tomorrow, the delegation will be at the Lambak Mosque and will then move to Mohamed Bolkiah Mosque in Kg Serusop on December 27.
The nightly dikirs will culminate on January 2, 2015, at the Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Mosque in the capital.