| Hakim Hayat |
THE twelve consecutive nightly Dikir Syarafil Anam or the Dikir Maulud held in mosques and suraus nationwide to enliven the birthday anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) for the year 1436 Hijrah concluded with a closing Dikir ceremony last night.
Present as the guest of honour in the ceremony hosted by the Ministry of Religious Affairs at the Jame’ ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah in Kg Kiarong was the Minister of Religious Affairs, Pengiran Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohammad bin Pengiran Haji Abdul Rahman.
The event commenced with the recitation of the Surah Al-Fatihah by the Minister of Religious Affairs, followed by the commencement of the Dikir “Assalamualaika” by the Dikir Delegations from the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) and the Institut Tahfiz Al-Quran Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah.
This was followed by the dikir “Khairuman” recited by the dikir delegations from the Islamic Dakwah Centre, Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College (KUPUSB), Hassanal Bolkiah Arabic School for Boys and the ZAIDANA Dikir Association.
The Dikir “Badat lama” was later recited by Officers from MoRA and Religious Teachers from the Islamic Studies Department.
The concluding Dikir, the “Ashraqal”, was recited by the Jame’ ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Dikir Group and the Syababuroja Jame’ ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Youth Group.
The Doa Selamat was read by Mudim Haji Abdul Latif bin Haji Saman.
Also present at the ceremony were the Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs, Pengiran Dato Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar, as well as Senior Officials from MoRA.
Meanwhile, 21 cannon gun shots were fired by personnel from the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) at the vicinity of the Jame’ ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah to mark the occasion of the Prophet Muhammad ’s (pbuh)birthday anniversary which falls today, which will culminate in a mass procession in the capital and across all districts.