Police welcome return of pilgrims

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THE Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) yesterday held a thanksgiving ceremony to commemorate the new Hijrah year 1438 and to celebrate the safe return of its four personnel after one month away to perform haj.

 Held at the RBPF prayer hall in Gadong, the event was attended by the Police Commissioner Dato Paduka Seri Hj Mohd Jammy Hj Muhd Shah Al-Islam and spouse.

Yesterday’s event featured a religious talk delivered by an official from the Islamic Da’wah Centre.

 In his lecture, Abdul Rahman Ajak talked about the great efforts made by Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in strengthening Islam which led to his Hijrah to Madinah.

 The speaker said among other resolutions that could be listed for personal development is having the intention to taubat (repent) and ask for forgiveness from Allah SWT.

“By looking back to our past, we will be able to realise that there are a lot of things that need improvement including our faith and deeds. Seeing the significance of Hijrah will assist us to see the opportunity to become a better person, he said.

Practising and following the teachings of Islam incessantly indicates our appreciation towards the importance of Hijrah as well as the sunnah (traditions) of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in our daily lives.

“Without knowledge, following sunnah Rasulullah could spare us from evil spirits or black magic that typically affect someone’s health and well-being,” said the religious officer.

After the event, the Dikir Marhaban was performed followed by a thanksgiving prayer.

The Brunei Times