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    Nightly Dikir Maulud comes to a close

    Azlan Othman & Adib Noor

    The closing ceremony of Dikir Maulud to mark the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was held on Friday at mosques, suraus and religious halls nationwide after it was held for 12 consecutive nights since 1st of Rabiulawal, 1444 Hijrah.

    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 attended the ceremony at Jame’ ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah in Kampong Kiarong.

    The event was part of the religious ceremonies to glorify mosques, remember the birth anniversary of the Prophet (pbuh) and seek blessings from Allah the Almighty.

    It also aimed to instil awareness and repentance in remembering the Prophet’s (pbuh) sacrifice during the propagation of Islamic teachings through Selawat.

    Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Mohd Tashim bin Pengiran Haji Hassan and spouse; Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) Haji Mohammad Rosli bin Haji Ibrahim and spouse; and Deputy Permanent Secretary (Policy and Religious) at the MoRA Haji Mohd Serudin bin Haji Timbang and spouse; as well as senior officers and staff at the MoRA and congregants also attended.

    ABOVE & BELOW: 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 during the ceremony at Jame’ ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah. PHOTOS: AZLAN OTHMAN, SYAHMI HASSAN, RBPF & SMJA

    ABOVE & BELOW: Commissioner of Police Dato Paduka Seri Haji Mohammad Irwan bin Haji Hambali; and Acting Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) Pengiran Dr Mohammad Iskandar bin Pengiran Haji Petra during the religious events

    ABOVE & BELOW: Attendees during the event at UBD Mosque; and the first intake at Sultan Muhammad Jamalul Alam (SMJA) English Secondary School in a group photo

    Brunei Darussalam Scouts Association President Dato Paduka Ar Haji Idris bin Haji Abas during the ceremony

    A similar ceremony was held at the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) Surau in Gadong.

    Commissioner of Police Dato Paduka Seri Haji Mohammad Irwan bin Haji Hambali, attended, accompanied by his spouse and Welfare Body of Police’s Wives and Families (PEKERTI) President Pengiran Datin Hajah Zauyah binti Pengiran Haji Sulaiman.

    The event began with a mass Maghrib prayer followed by the recitation of Dikir Marhaban and concluded with a mass Isyak prayer and Doa Selamat.

    Deputy Commissioner of Police Dato Seri Pahlawan Sulaiman bin Alidin, Deputy Superintendent of Police and Islamic Religious Body Chairman Mohammad Amiruddin bin Haji Tunjang, and directors, officers and staff of the RBPF and members of PEKERTI were also present.

    At Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) Mosque, Acting Vice-Chancellor of UBD Pengiran Dr Mohammad Iskandar bin Pengiran Haji Petra attended a similar event.

    Organised by UBD and members of the mosque’s takmir committee, the event was attended by officers, staff and students of the university and other congregants.

    Meanwhile, the Brunei Darussalam Scouts Association (PPNBD) through the PPNBD Religious Division, organised the event at the PPNBD religious hall in Gadong attended by PPNBD President Dato Paduka Ar Haji Idris bin Haji Abas.

    Chief Commissioner Haji Awang Badar bin Haji Awang Ali, members of the national scout council, scout commissioners, scout leaders, adult scouts as well as junior scouts, venture scouts and rover scouts were also in attendance. A Dikir Maulud was held at Kampong Labu Estate Mosque in Temburong District, joined by 35 students in the 1975-1978 intake at Sultan Muhammad Jamalul Alam (SMJA) English Secondary School.

    It began with a mass Maghrib prayer and the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah, led by mosque imam Khirulamrin Fitir bin Haji Samaudin. The event was enlivened by Dikir Syarafil Anam and Dabaie, mass Isyak prayer, Dikir Marhaban and concluded with the recitation of Doa Peliharakan Sultan dan Negara Brunei Darussalam.

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