Dikir Syarafil Anam ceremonies held at mosques, suraus and religious halls nationwide aim to instil awareness and repentance within the Muslim ummah in commemorating the deeds and sacrifices made by Prophet Muhammad Shallallahu 'Alaihi Wasallam in propagating Islam. Various agencies held such a ceremony in conjunction with the commemoration of the birthday of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu 'Alaihi Wasallam.

The Ministry of Finance and Economy as well as the departments under it held such a ceremony at Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan. Present was Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Ahmaddin bin Haji Abd. Rahman, Acting Minister at the Prime Minister's Office and Second Minister of Finance and Economy. The function commenced with a talk delivered by Awangku Ahmad Fariz Ramadhani bin Pengiran Haji Sellahhuddin, Mosque Affairs Officer. Also present was Dato Seri Paduka Doktor Haji Abdul Manaf bin Haji Metussin, Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy for Economy.

Meanwhile at the Ar-Rahim Mosque in Kampung Bukit Panggal, Tutong District, a similar ceremony was held by the delegation from the Ministry of Home Affairs. Present was Awang Mohd Amir Hairil bin Haji Mahmud, Permanent Secretary for Security, Welfare and Law at the Ministry of Home Affairs, and Awang Ajman bin Haji Meludin, Deputy Permanent Secretary for Security and Welfare at the Ministry of Home Affairs. Also present were Yang Berhormat Awang Haji Abdul Wahab bin Apong, member of the Legislative Council as the Penghulu of Mukim Tanjong Maya and Awang Shamsul Bahrin bin Haji Mohd Hussain, Tutong District Officer. The function was organised by the Kampung Bukit Panggal Consultative Council with the cooperation of the Tutong District Office as well as the Ar-Rahim Mosque Takmir Committee.

A dikir maulud ceremony was also held by the Ministry of Religious Affairs at Mohamed Bolkiah Mosque in Kampung Serusop. THe function began with a reading of surah Al-Fatihah led by Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Aziz bin Orang Kaya Maharaja Lela Haji Yussof, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Religious Affairs.

The delegation from the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications also held such a ceremony at the University Mosque, Universiti Brunei Darussalam. Present was Awang Haji Mohammad Nazri bin Haji Mohammad Yusof, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications. The function began with a talk delivered by Awang Haji Jufri bin Haji Hidup, Mosque Affairs Officer.

Source: Radio Television Brunei