The Da'wah or preaching of Islam which contributes to national stability and the people's prosperity should be the priority of the country's Da'i or Muslim preachers. Speaking during the Dialogue On the Direction of Islamic Da'wah at the Islamic Da'wah Centre yesterday, the Minister of Religious Affairs said Islam is spread as an inclusive religion that has become the way of life and guidance in Brunei Darussalam. Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Othman added Islam remains as the pillar of strength among the community, the race and the country.
Yang Berhormat Pehin said the Ministry was taking measures to bolster, maintain and safeguard the sanctity of Islam as the belief and practice of the majority of the country's citizens and residents and as the belief and guidance of the Monarch in governing the nation. The Minister added the kind of Islam practised in Brunei Darussalam contributes to the country's social and political stability. This is a sign that Brunei Darussalam is blessed by Allah the Almighty.
The dialogue discussed effective strategy in da'wah or religious propagation to strengthen religious belief and practise in the country. Apart from enhancing the belief and spirit of the Muslim preachers to face the current challenges, the dialogue also intended to empower them and sharpen their skills with effective da'wah methods. 300 participants attended the dialogue.
They were Da'i and speakers from the Islamic Da'wah Centre, departments under the Ministry of Religious Affairs and related agencies such as the State Mufti Department, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, UBD, Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University, UNISSA, the Religious Department, Ministry of Defence as well as authorised speakers of the Brunei Islamic Religious Council, MUIB, young Da'i and representatives from Radio Television Brunei. Also present were Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud, the Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs and Awang Roslan bin Haji Taja'ah, the Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Religious Affairs.
Source: Radio Television Brunei