Editorial

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...

Friday, 19 December 2014

Strengthen faith in order to steer clear of corruption

2014-12-19 CORRUPTION is one of the worst ills of society that haunts many countries around the world. The abuse of authority and resources by governments and public servants hampers the progress of nations, alienates ordinary citizens and prevents them from...

Friday, 12 December 2014

Bringing youths closer to the mosque and Almighty Allah

2014-12-12 IT WAS really heartening to see a Bruneian youth performing a prayer humbly and serenely at the Jame' 'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque recently. What was even more special about this young man was that he was promoting Solat and calling on others to...

Friday, 5 December 2014

Helping new converts to stay on the right path

2014-12-05 EVERY year, Muslims in the Sultanate welcome new members into the community as hundreds of people choose to embrace the Islamic faith. These new Muslims might have chosen Islam for various reasons and through various ways, but surely, they are...

Friday, 28 November 2014

No compromise to groups seeking to invalidate the Quran

2014-11-28 THERE is no reason whatsoever not to appropriately and immediately respond to the most recent titah of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam in which he reminded the nation to be cautious against groups that use knowledge...

Friday, 21 November 2014

Tahfiz institute produces the protectors of Allah’s Book

2014-11-21 INDEED the hafiz or people who memorise Al-Quran are among the chosen ummah and are known as the protectors of the Book of Allah, because memorising the Noble Quran is one of the most important ways of preserving Allah’s messages. The teachers and...

Friday, 7 November 2014

UNISSA must produce more qualified, religious human resources

2014-11-07 IF UNIVERSITI Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) really expects to live up to its credentials as an edifice of Islamic knowledge and learning and become a centre for spreading Islam in the region, it has to positively and truly respond to the strategic...

Friday, 31 October 2014

Developing the just, best and chosen ummah

2014-10-31 IN ITS quest to develop a just, best and chosen ummah (community) or the ummatan wasatan as mentioned in Al-Quran, Brunei will continue to take the best advantage of science and technology by using them to marvel the power of Allah Subhanahu wa ta’...

Friday, 24 October 2014

Get united with Hijrah spirit to support Allah’s Laws

2014-10-24 INSYAALLAH, by the grace of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala, Muslims will flock to mosques across the sultanate this evening to welcome the New Year of Hijrah 1436. Welcoming the Islamic New Year, this year Brunei adopts “Bersatu Mendukung Undang-Undang...

Friday, 17 October 2014

Religious education needs to be developed further

2014-10-17 THERE is one important message that must not escape from our attention in a titah delivered by His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam on the occasion of the commemoration of the 24th Teacher’s Day and 100 years of Formal...

Friday, 3 October 2014

How to preserve pure condition of iman after Haj

2014-10-03 SOME 400 Bruneians will be among close to two million Muslim pilgrims gathering around the Mount of Arafah, east of Mekah, at the peak of the Haj today to beg Allah’s forgiveness, chanting “O Allah, I am answering your call!” This wukuf, the climax...

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