Talk highlights obligations in acquiring knowledge

Lyna Mohamad

Yesterday’s pre-dawn talk at the Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Mosque emphasised on the Muslims’ obligation to learn and acquire knowledge, regardless of age or gender.

The talk was delivered by Muhamad Fatin Abdul Rahman bin Kifli from the Spiritual Unit at the Co-Curriculum Department under the Ministry of Education (MoE).

He said quality education forms the core of students’ excellence and it covers two main aspects: innovative education through the teachings of Al-Quran and As-Sunnah, and lifelong learning by the development of self-identity through life skills.

Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud was present.

Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Aziz bin Orang Kaya Maharaja Lela Haji Yussof, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Policy and Religious) at the MoRA Haji Serudin bin Haji Timbang, and Acting Director of Co-Curriculum Mohamed Jais bin Haji Abdul Rahman were also present.

Initiated by MoRA through its Mosque Affairs Department, the Islamic Da’wah Centre and the Islamic Syiar Development Division, the pre-dawn talk is part of the weekly Masjidku Makmur, Negaraku Berkat programme to encourage the presence of more congregants for mass Subuh prayer at the Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Mosque.

Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud and other senior officials during the event. PHOTO: LYNA MOHAMAD