Maulidur Rasul marked with special lecture, Dikir

Rokiah Mahmud & Azlan Othman

The Ministry of Defence and the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) organised a special lecture with the theme Meneladani Muamalat Rasulullah Salallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam in commemorating and celebrating Maulidur Rasul at Surau Ad-Difa’ of the Bolkiah Garrison yesterday.

Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof was the guest of honour. Acting Commander of the RBAF Brigadier General (U) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sahat; Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence Brigadier General (Rtd) Dato Seri Pahlawan Shahril Anwar bin Haji Ma’awiah; service commanders, senior officers, officers and personnel from the Ministry of Defence and RBAF were also present.

The talk was delivered by Commandant of the Malaysian Armed Forces Islamic Training and Understanding Institute (ILMI) Lieutenant Colonel Dr Khairul Fauzi bin Azmi who is in the country on a working visit. Meanwhile, the Pengiran Muda ‘Abdul Mateen Mosque in Kampong Mulaut held a closing ceremony of Dikir Maulud to mark the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) recently.

The Minister of Defence II was also the guest of honour.

The ceremony started with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah led by the guest of honour, followed by a Dikir performance by officers and staff of the Ministry of Defence and Kampong Mulaut Village Consultative Council members.

It ended with Doa Dikir and prayers for the nation.

Guest of honour Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof during the special lecture at the Bolkiah Garrison. PHOTO: MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
Attendees during the event at Bolkiah Garrison