Youth learn to perform funeral rites

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OVER 50 youths learned to perform Islamic funeral rites, as part of the Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College’s (KUPU SB) fardhu kifayah workshop that aims to improve their knowledge on religious obligations.

Held at Masjid Al-Muhtadee Billah in Kg Sg Kebun yesterday, the workshop hoped to equip young people knowledge on funeral rites and strengthen their understanding on fardhu kifayah, or knowledge that Muslims are required to grasp.

Adiman Musa, a KUPU SB student, said it was important to educate youth on performing funeral rites.

“It is our responsibility to manage a funeral if there is an instance of a family member or relative who passed away. So it is essential for youths to know as well so that it is easier for them in the future,” he said in an interview.

He added: “They (youth) must apply what they learned because from there they can gain useful knowledge and experience…”

Fardhu kifayah is part of Islamic ethics taught by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Muslims must understand how to perform funeral rites, as it is a sin not to be equipped with such knowledge – unless there is someone from the community or village who can bear the responsibility.

Throughout the workshop, participants were taught on caring for the sick or dying, preparing funeral equipment, bathing the deceased, prayers for the deceased and burying the body.

The workshop was not only joined by youths at the village, but also their parents.

KUPU SB students and committees of Masjid Al-Muhtadee Billah facilitated the workshop.

The Brunei Times