Daniel Lim, Fadley Faisal, Rokiah Mahmud & Azlan Othman
Religious events continue to be held across the Sultanate to mark Maulidur Rasul.
The Islamic Da’wah Centre (PDI), through the Muallaf Development Division, collaborated with Sinar Islam Association (PSI) to hold a Dikir Marhaban ceremony at the PSI Office in the Belait District yesterday.
PDI Acting Assistant Director Haji Roslan bin Haji Sulaiman, as the guest of honour, was welcomed on arrival by PSI President Abdul ‘Alim bin Abdullah Igol.
The event began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah, led by religious instructor at the Dakwah Office in Belait District Muhammad Rushdi bin Abdullah Jantan, before a short talk on the benefits of Selawat for Prophet Muhammad (phub) was delivered by Religious Development Officer at the Dakwah Office in Belait District Abdul Khaliq bin Kamree.
The ceremony also saw the recitation of Dikir Marhaban led by PSI members as well as officers and staff of the Dakwah Office in Belait District.
Meanwhile, the takmir committee of Lambak Kanan Mosque held a Zikir ceremony to mark the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) after Maghrib prayer yesterday.
Two hundred congregants joined the event, including the acting village heads of Kampong Lambak Kiri and Kampong Lambak ‘B’, and Institut Tahfiz Al-Quran Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah (ITQSHHB) students.
To mark the occasion, the Brunei Darussalam Amateur Radio Association (BDARA) held a Dikir Syarafil Anam ceremony at one of its members’ residence recently.
The event commenced with the recitation of Sayyidul Istighfar and Selawat, followed by the recitation of Al-Quran verses, led by BDARA President Major (Rtd) Haji Tamat bin Haji Lampoh, and continued with a number of Dikir and Tausyeh.
The ceremony concluded with Doa Dikir, Doa Selamat and a Doa to seek protection from the COVID-19 pandemic, led by Haji Mohammad Fathi Fuad bin Dato Seri Setia Haji Abu Bakar.
Meanwhile, a talk was held to celebrate Maulidur Rasul at the Language and Literature Bureau in Kampong Pandan, Belait District on Sunday.
Among the attendees were members of the Single Mothers’ Movement Association (PGIT), including its president Norliha binti Haji Besar.
Brunei Islamic Religious Council (MUIB) Da’ie Ustazah Hajah Zaliha binti Haji Ibrahim delivered the talk titled ‘Mengenang Mu Rasulullah Shallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam’.
In a show of appreciation, the PGIT president presented a souvenir to the invited speaker before spending the rest of the afternoon bonding over high tea.
Additionally, a Dikir Maulud was held on Sunday at the residence of Acting Village Head of Kampong Keriam Haji Bahrin bin Haji Bolhassan in the Tutong District.
Among the attendees were members of the Senior Citizens Association in the district, retired government personnel, spouses of members of the consultative council of Kampong Keriam and other congregants in the area.