Tuesday, September 22, 2009
22nd September 2009, Tuesday – Yesterday (1st Syawal 1430H), I went to Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan to perform mass Aidilfitri sunnat prayer. After the prayer, I did listen to the khutbahs (sermon). There are two khutbahs. The first khutbah urges all Muslims to take precautionary measures to avoid the increase the risk of spreading Influenza A H1N1, particularly by following the advice of Ministry of Health.
The second khutbah advised Muslims to spend wisely and avoid accumulating debts. Excessive amounts of debts can make them into deep trouble. And their trouble also do affect others. In addition, the khutbah reminds Muslim not to use water and electricity excessively.
p/s: Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, Bandar Seri Begawan is my favourite mosque to perform Aidilfitri (and Aidiladha) sunnat prayer because I can easily get free parking at Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah complex parking lots….and I can easily get a place to pray. I can pray outside if I cannot find a place inside the mosque.I usually bring my own prayer mat just in case I pray outside.
The following photo shows some of the foods that I ate during a family gathering on 1st Syawal 1430H, Monday.