Every 12th of Rabiulawal, Muslims all over the world commemorate the birthday anniversary of Prophet Muhammad SAW. Earlier last night, the opening of the Dikir Maulud in conjunction with the Maulidur Rasul celebration was held at the Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan, at the same time signifying the start of the 12 consecutive nights of the Dikir Syarafil Anam at mosques, surau and religious halls nationwide.
The ceremony began with the mass reading of Surah al-Fatihah led by Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman, Minister of Religious Affairs.
Meanwhile, a religious talk on Dikir Syarafil Anam was delivered by Awang Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Ajak, certified Da'ie from the brunei Islamic religious Council.
The Dikir Assalamu'alaika was presented by the Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque Dikir group. Also present were Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar, Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs; Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Aziz bin Orang Kaya Maharaja Lela Haji Yussof, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Awang Haji Mohd Serudin bin Haji Timbang, Deputy Permanent Secretary for Policy and Religion at the Ministry of Religious Affairs.
Source: Radio Television Brunei