‘Dikir Syarafil Anam’ winners announced

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

THE champions of the village consultative council’s national Dikir Syarafil Anam final competition were announced yesterday.

Al-Muflihun, Belait district and Al-Amirah, Brunei-Muara district topped the male and female categories respectively.

The final round saw 10 competing teams at the Suri Seri Begawan Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Damit Mosque in Kg Manggis/Madang.

Ustaz Md Noor Hj Ibrahim told _The Brunei Times _that the teams were judged according to their fasahah (articulation) and the pronunciation of their melody of the dikir (chants and praises for Allah SWT).

“In a way, the competition does not only allow people to compete, but to bring people closer from one community to another,” said Tutong District Officer Wardi Hj Md Ali. Present as guest of honour was Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Hj Awg Halbi Hj Mohd Yussof.

The Brunei Times