Yesterday's Friday Sermon reminded the Muslim ummah especially the country's communities to grab the existing opportunity at the end of Ramadan by enhancing religious deeds and charitable practices to gain a multitude of blessings as promised by Allah Subahanahu Watala. Such practices include increasing the recitation of zikir, reading Al-Quran, giving of alms and performing sunat or commendable prayers. This is because we are not sure whether we will be able to see the next Ramadan.
The imam or prayer leader in his sermon said that with the end of Ramadan, all Muslims will receive the arrival of Syawal by celebrating Hari Raya Idulfitri, which is the day of victory for the Muslim ummah after successfully performing the fast for a month and after facing the challenge of not succumbing to lustful desires. Before we celebrate Hari Raya Idulfitri, we need to remember that we have one more obligation that need to be performed from the fifth pillar of Islam which is to pay tithe. Apart from that, with the coming of Idulfitri while making preparations for Hari Raya, we need to practise moderation to avoid wastage. Celebrate Idulfitri with prudence, do not spend more than our capability which in the end will give us hardships and become burdensome. The main aim of celebrating Hari Raya Idulfitri is to celebrate the victory of Muslims who have successfully carried out the fast with faith and piety. Therefore, the celebration carried out should also be according to religious teachings and foundation.
Source: Radio Television Brunei