His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office highlighted the importance of family institution in strengthening pure Islamic values such as regular Al-Quran reading.
His Royal Highness made these remarks in a sabda delivered at the opening of the finals of the National Al-Quran Reading Competition for Adults for 1441 Hijrah/2020 at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Berakas last night.
His Royal Highness added that parents have the responsibility to create a harmonious household that among others can be achieved through joyful interactions, calm emotional control, preparation of Halalan Tayyiban (Halal and good) food, as well as praying in a congregation and reading verses of Al-Quran.
“These are core elements in creating a Sakinah (peaceful), Mawaddah (loving), and Rahmah (merciful) or happy family that is spared from the distraction of the Iblis and Syaitan,” His Royal Highness added.
Towards this goal, His Royal Highness urged the better understanding and grasp of Al-Quran’s contents and its interpretations, as a guide to life. “Only Al-Quran can guide us to always be in the right and safe path, in life and the hereafter.”
Earlier in the sabda, His Royal Highness said that Al-Quran reading is a foremost Zikir, and realising its multiple bounties is appropriate to make Al-Quran reading a regular practice for the people of the nation, especially the youth.
“This is crucial, especially in the era of globalisation that has shifted the spaces of minds, ideologies, cultures and also negative foreign elements,” His Royal Highness added.
The glory of Al-Quran, His Royal Highness said is proven in the context on education, as a solid foundation towards building human civilisations in the aspects of worldly and after-life.
His Royal Highness added that Al-Quran was revealed with the goal of educating mankind, and at the same time releasing them from ignorance and dissent.
His Royal Highness expressed contentment that a number of primary and secondary schools, as well as higher education institutions in Brunei have taken the initiative to monitor the frequency and skills of Al-Quran reading, as well as its instillation.