AGC holds Isra’ Mikraj ceremony
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
THE Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) held a ceremony to commemorate Isra’ Mikraj yesterday at the Law and Court Building.
Gracing the event was Her Royal Highness Princess Hjh Muta-Wakkilah Hayatul Bolkiah.
Also present were the Attorney General, Yang Berhormat Datin Seri Paduka Hjh Hayati Pehin Orang Kaya Shahbandar Dato Seri Paduka Hj Md Salleh, Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Mohammed Al Mokhtar and Permanent Secretary at the Prime Minister’s Office and Solicitor General Dato Paduka Hj Md Juanda Hj Abdul Rashid as well as officers and staff of the Attorney General’s Chambers.
The ceremony included a special talk titled ‘Prayers Are the Key to Paradise’, which was in line with the theme of this year’s national Isra’ Mikraj celebrations. It was delivered by Ustaz Hisham Ismail, Religious Development Officer from the Islamic Da’wah Centre at the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA).
It discussed the tremendous benefits to the life of an individual of performing prayers properly. It also highlighted how being disciplined in performing prayers can train a person spiritually and help develop character traits such as humility, commitment, consistency and punctuality.
During the talk, Ustaz Hisham also mentioned that during the event of Isra’ Mikraj, Prophet Muhammad SAW miraculously travelled from Mecca to Al-Aqsa mosque in Palestine and from there ascended to the heavens to meet with Allah SWT.
It was during this miraculous event that the supreme command for humans to perform the five daily prayers was given to the Prophet.
“The importance of performing the five daily prayers is also reflected in it being the second pillar of Islam after the proclamation of faith,” he said.
He added that since the five daily prayers are one of the pillars of Islam, if we destroy a pillar, we will ruin the foundation and bring ourselves to ruin.
Before the end of the ceremony, the Attorney General also presented souvenirs in appreciation of excellent service to retired or transferring officers and staff from the Attorney General’s Chambers.
The Brunei Times