Minister attends Dikir closing ceremony

Azlan Othman

The Sultan Sharif Ali Mosque in Kampong Sengkurong held the closing of Dikir Maulud in conjunction with the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) marking the completion of the 12-night Dikir Syarafil Anam on Sunday.

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. Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence Brigadier General (Rtd) Dato Seri Pahlawan Shahril Anwar bin Haji Ma’awiah was also present.

The event began with a mass Maghrib prayer, followed by a talk on Maulidur Rasul celebration by Ustaz Muhd Yussof bin Haji Abdul Majid and mass Isyak prayers.

Over 200 congregants attended the ceremony.

Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof at the ceremony. PHOTO: AZLAN OTHMAN