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The Ministry of Home Affairs and departments under it marked Maulidur Rasul in a religious ceremony at Kampong Salambigar Mosque, Jalan Muara.
Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong was present.
The ceremony saw a special lecture entitled Mengenai Rasulullah SAW by Co-founder of Al-Minhaaj Centre Ustaz Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Ajak.
The ceremony continued with the Minister of Home Affairs handing over waqaf (endowment) in the form of mosque’s equipment to Imam of Kampong Salambigar Mosque.
The ceremony organised by the National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) was part of annual religious activities to commemorate and enliven Maulidur Rasul celebration.
Meanwhile, the Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque in Kampong Mentiri held the closing ceremony of the Dikir Maulud and the donation presentation of the mosque’s ‘Amal Kitani Cube’ Project last night.
Guest of honour Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman and spouse Datin Hajah Nahriah binti Haji Asbi were present. Acting Director of the Mosque Affairs Department Haji Amir Hisham bin Haji Masri was also present.
The ceremony began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah led by the guest of honour. It continued with the Dikir Asyraqal by the Ibadurrahman Youth Group and Dikir Badat by teachers and students from Dato Mohd Yassin Religious School.
The Doa Allah Peliharakan Sultan dan Negara Brunei Darussalam was recited by Imam of the Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque Kampong Mentiri Abdul Salam bin Haji Abdul Salim.
The Minister of Religious Affairs later presented the donation in terms of basic necessities to the participants of the Amal Kitani Cube and visited the room where the cube is located.
The Amal Kitani Cube project is organised by the Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque Takmir Committee towards providing assistance to the villagers, particularly the underprivileged living within RPN Kampong Mentiri and its surrounding.
Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin and the public participated in the donation.
Another similar event was held at the Kampong Kilanas Mosque organised by its Takmir Committee members.
The event also saw a donation presentation for orphans living in the vicinity of Kampong Kilanas.
Guest of honour Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy (Economy) Dato Seri Paduka Dr Haji Abdul Manaf bin Haji Metussin handed over donation to 20 orphans living in Kampong Kilanas.
This year, 23 Dikir Syarafil Anam teams participated to enliven the nightly Dikir.
The ceremony aimed to encourage the Takmir mosque committee members along with the village residents and mosque congregants to gather and celebrate the Dikir Maulud, instil the love for Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), inculcate the spirit of gotong-royong and solidarity.
Meanwhile, members of the Azkayra Dikir Group held the closing ceremony of Dikir Syarafil Anam in conjunction with the Maulidur Rasul at the residence of its group member Rapiah binti Hidup recently.
The event began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah led by Nurul Iffah Amalina binti Omar, followed by Tausyeh, Selawat and Dikir Marhaban.
The event was further enlivened with quizzes relating to the life history of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). The event ended with the sprinkling of scented flowers and the recitation of Tahlil and Doa Selamat.
Brunei Darussalam Amateur Radio Association (BDARA) held a similar ceremony at the residence of its President Major (Rtd) Haji Tamat bin Haji Lampoh in Kampong Terunjing.
A similar event was also held at the residence of its Deputy President Haji Jamal at RPN Kampong Rimba II.