The arrival of Ramadhan presents the opportunity for Muslims to increase their religious deeds to earn multitudes of blessings. Some individuals organise charity activities to enliven mosques. Various ways can be done to enliven this holy month, and one of them is through ‘sadaqah’ or giving alms. In response to the government’s call on caring for those in need especially in the month of Ramadhan, the Community Development Council, MKM is among the non-government organisations that donated food to the underprivileged who have registered under MKM in the Brunei Muara District.

To earn blessings in this holy month, members of the MKM and youth volunteers work together to prepare meals for breaking the fast for 500 people from 62 underprivileged families. The activity also aims to expose the participants on the culture of serving the community, apart from strengthening their self-esteem, discipline and teamwork.

Islam encourages the Ummah to increase their sadaqah, especially in this month that is full of blessings. Sadaqah is one of the ways to spend one’s wealth in the path of Allah, apart from teaching an individual to be more compassionate and avoid selfishness.

Another form of sadaqah is preparing meals for breaking the fast for mosque congregants, which is one of the traditions that has been long practised by the people in the country. When RTB took a closer look at the Jame Asr Hassanil Bolkiah, around 400 people from all walks of life were breaking the fast with meals donated by the public since early Ramadhan. This includes travellers, tourists and the poor and destitute. The practise of sadaqah reflects the Bruneian’s care and attentiveness towards the needy in line with the people’s way of life in the country.

Source: Radio Television Brunei