The Dikir Syarafil Anam ceremony in conjunction with the Maulidur Rasul or the Birthday Anniversary of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalam, which has been held for 12 consecutive nights at mosques, surau and religious halls throughout the country ended earlier this evening with the Dikir Maulud closing ceremony.

In the Brunei Muara district, the ceremony was held at the Kampung Kilanas Mosque. The ceremony began with the presentation of donations to 23 orphans from Kampung Kilanas. The donations from the Kampung Kilanas Mosque Special Fund for orphans were presented by Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports.

Meanwhile, the Dikir Maulud closing ceremony began with the recital of Surah Al-Fatihah led by Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports. The dikir participants were from dikir groups of government ministries and departments as well as mosque and village dikir groups.

The Ministry of Defence also held a similar ceremony at the Ad-Difa Surau of Bolkiah Garrison. Present was Yang Dimuliakan Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Major General Dato Paduka Seri Mohammad Tawih bin Abdullah, Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces. The ceremony also included a special talk entitled ''Rasulullah Qudwah Pemimpin Adil''.

In the Belait district, the ceremony was held at the RPN Kampung Pandan mosque in Kuala Belait. Present were Awang Haji Md Azmi bin Haji Abdul Rahim, the Acting Belait District Officer and Yang Berhormat Awang Haji Abdul Hamid bin Haji Mumin, member of the Legislative Council. More than 30 people took part in the dikir ceremony.

Meanwhile, the Dikir Maulud closing ceremony for the Tutong District was held at the Haji Abdul Azim Mosque in Kampung Luagan Dudok. Among those in attendance were Awang Haji Adnan bin Haji Adam, the Acting Tutong District officer and Yang Berhormat Awang Haji Abdul Wahab bin Apong, member of the Legislative Council who is also the Penghulu of Mukim Tanjong Maya.

In the Temburong district, the Dikir Maulud closing ceremony was held at the Mohd Salleh Main mosque in Bangar Town. Present were Awang Mohd Amir Hairil bin Awang Haji Mahmud, Temburong District officer and Yang Berhormat Awang Haji Emran bin Haji Sabtu, member of the Legislative Council.

Source: Radio Television Brunei