The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports has held an Isra' Mi'raj celebration at its Dewan Di-Gadong. Conducted by the Language and Literature Bureau, the main activity of the gathering was a special forum titled, "Strong Faith and Shari'ah, A Joy in Prayer." The function took place yesterday afternoon.
It was attended by 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. A member of the panel, Dayangku Norizzati binti Pengiran Haji Kasharan, Certified Daie from the Brunei Islamic Religious Council, MUIB explained that Allah the All Knowing, knows that the 5 daily prayers are a heavy obligation for the ummah. To achieve sincerity and focus in solat or prayer also requires knowledge.
Another panellist, Awang Haji Mohd Syahiran bin Haji Mohd Sofian, Lecturer from Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College, KUPU SB, said solat or prayer is an essential act of worship that Allah the Almighty decreed upon the Muslims and is related to the Isra' Mi'raj. Awang Haji Mohd Syahiran furthermore explained a person dear to Allah the Almighty is one who performs prayer within the specified period. The event was also attended by Permanent Secretaries and Deputy Permanent Secretaries at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports.
Source: Radio Television Brunei