The Isra' Mi'raj was also celebrated by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports yesterday afternoon. The function was held at the Ministry's Dewan Digadong.
Yang Berhormat (Retired) Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin, the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports attended the gathering. In a special talk titled, "Dengan Hikmah Isra Mikraj Kita Kukuhkan Keimanan Menurut Ahli Sunnah Waljammah", Associate Professor Doctor Syamsul Bahri Andi Galigo, the Director of Al-Sunnah Wal Jamaah Studies Centre, highlighted how Isra' Mi'raj strengthened the Muslims' faith especially through the daily prayers.
The obligatory prayers were decreed by Allah during the night of Isra' Mi'raj. There was a poetry declamation by Awang Haji Jawawi bin Haji Ahmad, recipient of the South East Asian Writer's Award 2004. Also present at the function was Awang Haji Amer Hamzah bin Pehin Orang Kaya Amar Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Zakaria, the Acting Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports.
Source: Radio Television Brunei