Lorong Sikuna hosts Maulidur Rasul procession

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MUSLIMS are urged to be considerate and respectful of their neighbours as hurting them is considered a grave sin in Islam, said a speaker from Pusat Dakwah Islamiah (PDI) during a Maulud Nabi celebration in Kg Lorong Sikuna.

Referring to a hadith by Prophet Muhammad SAW, Ustaz Hj Abd Amin Hj Mohd Yassin said that those who hurt their neighbours will be grouped amongst those who will receive abomination and torture in the Hereafter.

“This was because, according to the Prophet SAW, those who hurt their neighbours in their life will be raised in the Hereafter as persons without limbs,” he said.

“And Prophet Muhammad SAW also went as far as saying those who had hurt their neighbours are considered those who are not faithful to the religion,” he added.

He also explained that, based on a hadith by Prophet Muhammad SAW, the sin of committing adultery with a neighbour’s spouse is ten times greater than committing adulteries with 10 persons.

The same, he said, also goes to those who committed theft at their neighbours’ homes when compared to those of others.

“Ulamas (Islamic scholars) had also drawn a line, where 40 houses nearby a person, whether it is front, back, left or right, are considered as their neighbour,” said the Ustaz.

“And amongst what can be done do take care and be more considerate of neighbours, as taught by Prophet Muhammad SAW is to frequently visit them and talk to them, this also includes heeding their wedding invitations, doa selamat or to visit them when they are sick,” he added.

While they may be considered a simple act, Ustaz Hj Abd Amin referred to a hadith where Prophet Muhammad SAW said that for every visit conducted, around 70,000 angels would pray for his or her blessings.

“So we are not at loss there whenever we visited our neighbours, so let us together be more considerate and respectful of them, as what the Prophet SAW had taught,” he said.

Present as the guest of honour was the Minister of Home Affairs, Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Hj Awg Abu Bakar Hj Apong.

While the ceremony began with the lecture delivered by Ustaz Hj Abd Amin, the procession along the village is also amongst what enlivened the celebration at Kg Lorong Sikuna yesterday.

The procession began from the bridge at Kg Lorong Sikuna, passing by Kg Saba and Kg Pekilung Muara to Kg Peramu, participated by students and teachers from Sekolah Ugama Pengiran Anak Puteri Besar, Kg Peramu.

In an interview with The Brunei Times, head of Kg Lorong Sikuna Hj Ahmad Bujang said that events such as that helped to foster good relationships not just between residents in a village, but also between other villages.

He said that such event, including the procession, should also be held by other villages as it not only reflects the activeness of its people towards such activity, but also their unity and good relationships.

“By doing gatherings such as these, it would help people to shift from an individualistic mindset to one that would care about people in their surrounding, as what was also shared during the lecture,” he said.

“So I hope that more people, especially grassroots leaders would conduct similar activities frequently in the future,” he added.

The Brunei Times