Taken from today's The Brunei Times
AL-QURAN is not only meant to heal one's soul; it is a treasure trove of knowledge to open minds to all forms of learning and is the essence of education and guidance as well as fikrah (thoughts) extolling the greatness of Allah (SWT), said His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al- Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office last night.
Delivering his sabda at the final of the National Al-Quran Recitation Competition for Adults 2011, His Royal Highness said Al-Quran rewards greatly those who read, listen, learn, research as well as practise it.
Allah (SWT) promises rahmat (blessings) and syafaat (forgiveness) to those who love Al-Quran their entire life and the hereafter, he said.
As Muslims, we must always endeavour to seize and seek its secrets. The mercy and blessings of Al-Quran will always accompany us, the crown prince added.
He went on to say that the grace of Al-Quran can be felt by those who love it"Life guided by Al-Quran is a cure for the sick heart and soul and softens stubborn hearts," HRH said.
He urged youths in the country to make reading Al-Quran a culture, as their main source of reading, and seize the opportunity to gain the blessings from it.
"Alhamdulillah, we share the joy that now there are already children who are fluent in reading Al-Quran, even though some may still lack an understanding of its true meanings," HRH said.
We should uphold the efforts being made especially towards elevating Al-Quran in the minds of our generation.
"Therefore, it is appropriate to inculcate in these children education based on Al-Quran and As-Sunnah," HRH said.
Our hope is to see Brunei become a Zikir Nation realised as well as to produce a generation of successors who are knowledgeable, virtuous, with faith and taqwa (to obey and fear of Allah), he added.
This is in line with the nation's philosophy of Melayu Islam Beraja (MIB) or Malay Islamic Monarchy that has become a key in the development of high-minded human capital in upholding the sovereignty of Islam and the nation. (The Brunei Times)
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