Yesterday Friday sermon was about the strength and well-being of the family institution. The Khutbah or sermon said in order to achieve harmony and stability, the family should adhere to the teachings of Al-Quran and the Sunnah or traditions of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalam and be built on the basis of faith to Allah the Almighty. The sermon stressed that parents are responsible in ensuring the faith and morals of the family members do not contradict Islam's teachings by being good examples to the children.

According to the Imam or prayer leader, family relations depend on the love and close ties among the parents, children and other members of the family. The love among family members is the pillar of happiness and harmony and should be safeguarded all lifelong. The Imam added, a family which does not follow the teachings of Islam will be exposed to various problems including drug abuse, abuses or maltreatment, promiscuity, incest and other social ills. The prayer leader said it is everyone's responsibility to build a happy and harmonious family which is guided by Islam.

Source: Radio Television Brunei