MoE holds Isra’ Mikraj celebration
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
MORE than 50 government officers and staff (Division 2 and below) recently participated in a Prayers Workshop organised by the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) which took place from May 16 to May 18.
Held as one of the activities to mark Isra’ Mikraj, the workshop was held to spread awareness on the importance of implementing and maintaining the correct way to perform prayers at any situation, place and time.
Chairperson of the ceremony Hj Idris Hj Aji, head of the Islamic Syiar Development Department said it is important to hold such workshops as prayers are the first matter that will be brought to account for on the Day of Judgment.
“Therefore do not ignore or neglect your prayers,” he reminded the participants.
In his speech during the closing ceremony of the workshop at the ministry’s Multaqa hall yesterday, he hoped through the knowledge gained during the workshop, participants will be able to share it with their family and friends.
The ceremony concluded with a certificate presentation from the guest of honour, Director of Administration at the Ministry, Hj Zulkifli Panglima Asgar Dato Paduka Hj Abdullah.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education (MoE) also held an Isra’ Mi’raj celebration at the Rizqun International Hotel inviting Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) officials to enlighten listeners on the topic: ‘Solat Kunci Syurga’ or ‘Prayer Key to Heaven’.
The talk was structured in a question and answer format with the two UNISSA panelists, Hj Abdussalam Hj Abdul Rahman and Mohammad Hazmi Hj Ahmad Daud replying to questions related to prayer posed by Mohamed Sirazzudeen Hj Mohamed Maideen from Maktab Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien (SOAS).
Among the issues discussed was the importance of prioritising and performing prayer first before recreational activities; the rewards in congregational prayers which guarantees more deeds – 27 fold - granted over praying alone and taking advantage of prayers before the approach of death.
“Take full advantage of your prayers before you die as there are many (that have passed away) and wish they could relive just so they could pray to Allah SWT once again with more sincerity and commitment,” said one of the panelists, Mohammad Hazmi.
Present as guest of honour was the Minister of Education Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Indera Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Hj Suyoi Hj Osman.
The Brunei Times