Her Majesty graces Maulud event
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
HER Majesty Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hjh Saleha graced the Special Assembly for Women to mark for the year of 1437 Hijrah at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Berakas yesterday.
Her Majesty was accompanied by Her Royal Highness Pg Anak Isteri Pg Anak Sarah, HRH Pg Anak Isteri Pg Anak Hjh Zariah, HRH Princess Hjh Rashidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah, HRH Princess Hjh Majeedah Nuurul Bolkiah and HRH Princess Hjh Masna.
On hand to greet the arrival of Her Majesty was Minister of Religious Affairs Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Hj Awang Badaruddin Pengarah Dato Paduka Hj Awang Othman.
This year’s event, which marks the 22nd special assembly was organised by the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) and the Council of Women of Brunei Darussalam in collaboration with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA).
Dr Hjh Masnon Hj Ibrahim, Ra’es of Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University in her capacity as the co-chairperson for the event, gave her welcome speech soon after the recital of Al-Quran was done to launch the event.
With this year’s theme ‘Exemplifying the sunnah of the Prophet (SAW)’, Dr Hjh Masnon said that Muslims should learn the sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and strive to follow in his footsteps.
“Sunnah is the source of knowledge and character that stems from Prophet Muhammad (SAW), be it in his words, actions, habits or manners”, she said.
Dr Hjh Sarinah Hj Yahya, Dean of Faculty of Usuluddin at Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) also delivered a special lecture which featured the same theme.
The lecture touched on the needs to appreciate the prophet’s sunnah and ensuring that it is done in line with Al-Quran and authentic hadith (narrations).
There are guidelines that needed to be followed in appreciating the sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) especially with rampant cases of falsification or distortion of sunnah and hadith, said Dr Hjh Sarinah.
Guests were also entertained with the short Kalam Jama’ie (Choral Speaking Performance) by students of Sekolah Persediaan Arab Bandar Seri Begawan (SPA BSB), which was followed by Dikir Marhaban by females’ officers and staffs of the event’s organisers (MoRA, MoHA and Council of Women of Brunei Darussalam and other members).
The Brunei Times