Lambak Kanan Mosque reiterates lessons of Hijrah
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
IT HAS been repeated numerously throughout the ages, yet the inspiring account of Hijrah (the move of Prophet Muhammad SAW from Mekah to Madinah) will never tire.
“There are a lot of lessons to be learnt from this historical event. It is not just about the physical hijrah (move) but it is also a spiritual hijrah (change from good to better) not for our individual self but also on how we perceive and accept others,” said Hj Sufri Abu Bakar. A graduate of Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University (KUPU SB), Hj Sufri was one of two panels in a forum organised by Lambak Kanan Mosque committee in conjunction with Ma’al Hijrah celebration yesterday.
Attending the event as guest of honour was Mukim Berakas ‘B’ Penghulu Pg Hj Ali Pg Maun.
“Another lesson to learn from the event is that one must always ask for Allah SWT help and must be patient as Allah SWT will answer all prayers,” he said.
The forum titled “Embrace the Vision of Hijrah” discussed not just the history of Prophet Muhammad’s migration but also on how the people of Madinah accepted him with open arms and embraced Islam.
Panelist Hj Suhaimi Hj Md Noor said the Muslims of today should also learn from the story of both the Ansars and the Muhajirins that made peace with each other after the Prophet arrived in Madinah.
The forum was mediated by Hj Morshidi Hj Mohd Salleh, member and treasurer for the mosque.
The forum was one of the mosque’s yearly activities aimed to foster good relations between the committee members and the residents in Lambak Kanan.
Earlier, several competitions for children such as calling for the Subuh (early morning) prayer, memorising short Al-Quran verses, Jawi writing and colouring competition were held at the mosque.
Nearly 80 participants aged between five and 12 years old who mostly are students of Al-Quran and Muqaddam classes at the mosque took part in all categories.
The activities were aimed at fostering awareness to younger generation on the importance of safeguarding religious knowledge and practice them in their daily lives.
Prizes were presented to winners of the competitions by the Mosque Affairs Officer for Zone II of Brunei-Muara District, Hj Serbini Hj Kula.
The Brunei Times