Embrace the Prophet’s teachings
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
HIS Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam yesterday reminded the nation to hold strong to the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) as this can surely be the path towards becoming a perfect Muslim and a complete ummah .
The reminder is in line with this year's theme for the Maulidur Rasul which is "Building Character with the Teachings of the Prophet (pbuh)".
"It is much more relevant with today's phenomena where society is plagued by a variety of social ills which is becoming widespread and dragging society back into the dark ages,"said His Majesty in a titah.
The reminder was delivered by His Majesty yesterday at an event held in conjunction with the Maulidur Rasul 1432 Hijrah.
His Majesty said he believed that only through the strengthening of faith in religion as well as embracing the teachings of the Prophet (pbuh) could the ummah overcome this plague.
"It is hoped that the noble character moulded by the Prophet (pbuh) will serve to be the root of progress and development for all time," the monarch said.
In the titah, His Majesty pointed out that, "It was said in passing that the Prophet (pbuh) was set on this earth at the time of darkness and ignorance where everything was in ruins including ethics and moral fibre".
"At the time, there was no law and etiquette. Everything was judged and based on lust and temptation. The presence of the Prophet (pbuh) brought with him the light of truth.
"What was the factor that brought success to the Prophet's (pbuh) moulding of a perfect nation and society?" His Majesty asked.
"The answer is that the Prophet (pbuh) put the building of character first and foremost above all else even before the nation, " said His Majesty.
The monarch stressed in his titah that this was a good example that should not be ignored "as in my opinion, this is the secret to the Prophet's (pbuh) success in developing the nation; prioritising the development of humanity above all else".
Among the secrets that can be made as an example, said His Majesty, is that humanity is the engine, the prime mover and also the pillar for all developments.
"If humanity is the engine, prime mover and pillar of society, then is it not anything developed by this force function accordingly?" His Majesty asked.
"Therefore to those, especially Muslims, who wish to achieve success achieved by Prophet (pbuh), they should very well follow the formula emulated by the Prophet (pbuh)," His Majesty noted.
The Brunei Times