A closing Dikir ceremony was held last night at the Istana Nurul Iman, bringing to an end twelve consecutive nights of salutations. The ceremony took place in the presence of Pengiran Maharaja Setia Laila Diraja Sahibul Irshad Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Rahim. The reading of Surah Al-Fatihah led by Pehin Khatib Haji Mustapa marked the start of the ceremony.
A Dikir presentation was performed by mosque officials. Dikir ceremonies to commemorate the birthday of Prophet Muhammad SAW had been held for twelve consecutive nights at mosques and suraus throughout the country from the 31st of last month.
Pehin Khatib Haji Mustapa read the doa dikir. The doa selamat was read by the State Mufti, Pehin Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Abdul Aziz. Present at the ceremony were Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Cheterias, Cabinet Ministers, Members of the Councils, Deputy Ministers, Pengiran-Pengiran Peranakan, Yang Dimuliakan Pehin Manteris, Manteri-Manteri Pedalaman, Permanent Secretaries and senior government officials.
(12th Apr 2006)