Editorial

Friday, 22 May 2015

Let’s make prayers the genuine saviour for us

2015-05-22 AS WE are still occupied by the spirit of the Isra’ Mikraj celebration, it is the right time for us to ponder on our respect or appreciation for our solat (prayers). We need to ask ourselves: Have we performed our solat correctly according to the...

Friday, 15 May 2015

Syaaban — Paving the way for Ramadhan

2015-05-15 INSYAALLAH, we will be in the month of Syaaban in a few more days. Every true Muslim feels that time is running out and the blessed month of Ramadhan is fast approaching. Syaaban is the last chance before the fasting month of Ramadhan. Syaaban is a...

Friday, 8 May 2015

Mosque funds: Golden opportunity for genuine rewards

2015-05-08 ALHAMDULILLAH is the best word to say to show our sincere gratitude to Allah the Almighty for all His blessings and thanks to His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, for...

Friday, 1 May 2015

Save and appreciate blessing of water

2015-05-01 BRUNEIANS should seriously take as a strong warning the 2015 Global Risk Report published by the World Economic Forum recently that ranked water crisis at the number one spot of top risks. This is the very first time a non-fiscal crisis is being...

Friday, 24 April 2015

Communication crucial in strengthening family ties

2015-04-24 IT IS undeniable that communication forms an essential part of our life. In fact it is as important to us as air, food, clothing and shelter.   In this globalised era, the advantages and enjoyment brought about by technological advancement has...

Friday, 17 April 2015

Nation must unite to fight the disease of corruption

2015-04-17 CORRUPTION is the abuse of entrusted power for private gain. It hurts eve-ryone who depends on the integrity of people in a position of authority. Having an awareness of its grave consequence is a necessity and understanding it is the first step in...

Friday, 10 April 2015

Ensuring that our plates are free of risky foods

2015-04-10 THE government with the positive and active supports from all sectors involved in the food business should have and maintain comprehensive food safety policies which are matched with appropriate legislation. This implies robust food safety...

Friday, 27 March 2015

Strengthening youth’s understanding of MIB

2015-03-27     THE Malay Muslim Monarchy (MIB) philosophy plays an important role in safeguarding the nation from the effects of the current global challenges, as the country's philosophy contains strong values, such as confidence, responsibility and...

Friday, 20 March 2015

Safeguarding our teenagers from cyber crimes

2015-03-20 IT IS sad to know that about 90 of our teenagers have fallen prey to cyber crimes. These teenagers are now living under the government’s protection at the Welfare Housing Complex in Kg Belimbing, Subok. This statistics proves that Brunei is not...

Friday, 13 March 2015

Managing mosques to their maximum function

2015-03-13 THE masjid (mosque) is regarded as the nucleus which binds the whole community together and strengthens its relation with Almighty Allah. Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam declared it to be the best place on earth. Being a place...

Friday, 6 March 2015

Focus on the bigger challenges

2015-03-06 ONE of the blessings we continue to enjoy as a country is the ability of the government to shelter us from economic hardships that from time to time affect many countries. This does not, however, give us reason to be complacent as the growing...

Friday, 27 February 2015

Producing a Quran and mosque-loving generation

2015-02-27 PROPHET Muhammad Sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam said: “The best amongst you is the one who learns the Quran and teaches it.” (Narrated by Al-Bukhari) This hadith illustrates the utmost importance of learning and teaching the Noble Quran and the...

Friday, 20 February 2015

Raising a visionary generation for nation building

2015-02-20 AS NATIONAL Day draws near, it’s time for the nation to take a moment to reflect on its origins, where it is now and where it’s heading in an effort to achieve a better future. On Monday, Brunei will celebrate its 31st National Day, marking 31...

Friday, 13 February 2015

Muslimah must cover up properly as a show of devotion to Allah

2015-02-13 ‘O PROPHET! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies. That will be better, that they should be known (as free, respectable women) so as not to be annoyed. And Allah is Ever...

Friday, 6 February 2015

Let’s make Al-Quran a guide to life and achieve Zikir Nation

2015-02-06 INSYAALLAH, with the grace of Almighty Allah and constant efforts by all relevant agencies and other stakeholders to promote Quran reading and understanding among the population, especially the youths, the Sultanate will be transformed into a Zikir...

Friday, 30 January 2015

We are blessed to have a caring monarch

2015-01-30 ANY time His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, has time to be together with the people, we can see his face beaming with excitement, love and affection. It seems that he...

Friday, 23 January 2015

Safeguarding our young generation against extremism

2015-01-23 WE HAVE to thank Allah the Almighty that our country has been free from any acts of terrorism and that none of our youths have ever been involved in such acts of violence. However, this blessing shouldn’t make us complacent and ease our vigilance...

Friday, 16 January 2015

Pious woman, the light of the ummah

2015-01-16 ‘ABDULLAH ibn Amr reported Allah's Messenger (sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) as saying: “The whole world is a provision, and the best object of benefit of the world is the pious woman.” (Sahih Muslim) The above hadith signifies the extreme...

Friday, 9 January 2015

Nurturing a generation of pious people

2015-01-09 THERE is no reason whatsoever for us not to share the concern of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam about the future generations and the future of the Sultanate. Delivering his titah to mark Maulidur Rasul, the Prophet...

Friday, 26 December 2014

Adding value to life through volunteer activities

2014-12-26 VOLUNTEERISM is a noble endeavour which is among the deeds most liked by Almighty Allah. Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala promises a great reward for such acts. Volunteering is highly encouraged in Islam, as it benefits society not only economically but...

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