The opening of the 12 consecutive nights of Dikir Syarafil Anam Ceremony in conjunction with the birthday celebration of Prophet Muhammad S.A.W was held by various parties last night at all mosques and suraus throughout the country. A delegation from the Ministry of Home Affairs and the departments under it held such ceremony at Lambak Mosque in Jalan Pasir, Berakas.
The delegation was led by Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, the Minister of Home Affairs. Also joining the delegation were Yang Berhormat Pengiran Haji Mohammad bin Pengiran Haji Othman, member of the Legislative Council who is also the Chief of Kampong Serasa, Pekan Muara, Kampung Sabun; Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohammad Yusof, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs; Awang Haji Muhammad Sunadi bin Haji Buntar and Awang Ajman bin Haji Meludin, the Deputy Permanent Secretaries at the Ministry of Home Affairs.
The Ministry of Communications and the departments as well as Authorities under it held such a ceremony at the Surau of the Brunei International Airport in Berakas. Present was Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Mustappa bin Haji Sirat, Minister of Communications. Also present was Doctor Haji Supry bin Haji Awang Ladi, Acting Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Communications.
The Royal Brunei Police Force, meanwhile, held the opening of Dikir Maulud Ceremony at the Surau of Police Headquarters in Gadong. Present was Dato Paduka Seri Haji Mohd Jammy bin Haji Muhd Shah Al-Islam, the Commissioner of Police.
In the Tutong District, such a ceremony was held at the Bukit Beruang National Housing Scheme Mosque. Present was Yang Berhormat Awang Haji Abdul Wahab bin Apong, as the Penghulu of Mukim Tanjong Maya and Yang Berhormat Awang Haji Ramli bin Haji Lahit, as the Penghulu of Mukim Telisai, the members of the Legislative Council.
The Muhamad Jamalul Alam Mosque in Kuala Belait became the focal point of the Dikir Syarafil Anam in the Belait district. The Mohammad Salleh Main Mosque in Bangar Town also held the opening of Dikir Maulud ceremony for the Temburong district level. Present were officers and staff of the Ministry of Religious Affairs, mosque takmir committee and the village residents.
Source: Radio Television Brunei