| Aziz Idris |
CELEBRATIONS to mark the birthday anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) continued yesterday with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) and departments under it organising a Maulud Nabi celebration at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Berakas.
Present were Minister of Home Affairs cum guest of honour Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Hj Awang Badaruddin Pengarah Dato Paduka Hj Awang Othman, permanent secretary, acting permanent secretary, deputy permanent secretary, Legislative Council members, heads of department, senior officers and personnel from the ministry and the departments under it, as well as penghulus, village heads, heads of longhouses and residents of Mukim Bokok.
The event was this year organised by the Brunei-Muara District Office with the intention of developing and spreading ‘Syiar Islam’ in the country and commemorating the birth of Nabi Muhammad (pbuh).
The day included a special lecture by the Dean of Students from the Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College’s, Dr Haji Hambali bin Haji Jalil, on the topic ‘Benefits of prayers in relations to Dikir Syarafil Anam’.
The guest of honour later presented certificates of appreciation to 39 retirees from various departments under the ministry.