| Syazwani Hj Rosli |
ON THE occasion of the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), Muslims should often remember the status of the Prophet as their ‘al-uswatu’l-hasana’ (role model) and make his noble morality and the way he worshipped Allah the Almighty as an example that needs to be practiced in their everyday life.
This was among the contents in a forum recently held by the Kampong Belimbing Subok Mosque in conjunction with the Maulidur Rasul celebration. The ceremony began with a mass Isyak prayer followed by the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah by the Imam of the mosque, Norijal bin Sisa, before the forum commenced.
Attending the event as the guest of honour was Pengiran Haji Haslin bin Pengiran Haji Ali, the Acting Director of the Mosque Affairs Department at the Ministry of Religious Affairs. Also present were YB Haji Naim bin Haji Kamis, a Legislative Council member and Penghulu of Mukim Kota Batu; and Haji Mohd Daud bin Karim, the Village Head of Kampong Belimbing.
The forum entitled ‘Rasulullah Qudwah Pemimpin Adil’ based on the theme of this year’s celebration, saw three panellists comprising Dr Harapandi Dahri, Senior Assistant Professor at the Religious Teachers University College of Seri Begawan (KUPU SB); Dr Hajah Lily Suzana binti Haji Samsu, Dean of the Faculty of Usuluddin at Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA); and Dr Mikdar Rushdi, Senior Assistant Professor from KUPU SB. The forum was chaired by Ustaz Abdul Malik bin Abdullah.
The forum discussed the life of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) that was filled with rich, prosperous and noble characteristics that constitute an example for all Muslims to follow his Sunnah (way of life) and that Muslims should continuously recite praise for the Prophet through Dikir and Selawat to get closer to Allah the Almighty.
The event ended with the recitation of Doa Selamat by Pengiran Haji Muhammad Hafizuddin bin Pengiran Haji Bakar, a Mosque Affairs Officer at the Kampong Belimbing Subok Mosque.
The objective of the ceremony was to commemorate and instil love towards Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) among the attendees of the event who included the Takmir committee of Kampong Belimbing Subok Mosque, mosque congregants, youth mosque group, Muslimah mosque group and members of the public.