Students learn Islamic etiquette of sleeping

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STUDENTS of Jerudong Religious School were briefed yesterday on the importance of following the manners of sleeping taught by Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

The workshop, organised by students of Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College (KUPU SB), aimed to instill an awareness among the students regarding the importance of sleeping and its routines based on Islamic teachings.

“People are (usually) unaware of sleeping manners taught in Islam or tend to forget about them, so we want to (re)instill these in the students,” said Hj Mohd Shahrullah Hj Momin, the chairperson of the event.

Speaking on the sidelines of the event, the KUPU SB student said the purpose of the workshop was not only to educate the students but to encourage them to practice the teachings of Rasulullah (SAW) in their daily lives.

“By practicing the (proper) routines of sleeping in line with the sunnah of our Prophet, we can gain pahala (rewards) and blessings in this world and the hereafter,” he said, adding he hoped the students would also spread the knowledge from the workshop to their friends and families.

Titled “Sleeping in Accordance to Sunnah,“ the seminar touched on the importance of sleeping from the aspects of Islam as well as scientifically.

It further elaborated on the routines before, during and after sleeping in accordance to the sunnah of Rasulullah (SAW). Among these were to take wudhu (ablution) before and after sleep, facing the direction of kiblat as well as refraining from lying face-down while sleeping.

Amirul Rahim, a lecturer from KUPU SB, said the workshop was organised as part of the KUPU SB students’ coursework under the university’s Fundamental Knowledge Centre Religious Co-Curriculum activity.

“For the students, this seminar is part of their coursework requirement in order to foster the skills in managing projects as well as to nurture their teaching and public speaking capabilities,” he said.

Nur Rasikah Mohd Dahani, who delivered the seminar to the religious school’s students, said she was nervous as it was her first time presenting to (other) students outside the compound of her own university and (usual) course mates.

“I was a bit nervous, but at the same time, seeing the positive feedback from the audience gave me confidence,” she said, adding that this kind of experience is valuable to her and her course mates, as they will become teachers after they finish their studies.

The Brunei Times