Friday, January 30, 2009

Muslims urged to enhance understanding of religion

CONGRATULATIONS: Daud (right) presents the darul Falah challenged trophy to the representative of surau Al-Mustaqim RPR Kidurong that emerged overall champion of the Quran recital competition while (from left) Suhaili, Bohari, Zarni and Khalifah look on.

BINTULU: Muslims here are urged to improve their understanding of their religion by reciting and practising of the Quran. Assistant Minister in the Chief Minsiter’s Department (Islamic Affairs) Datuk Daud Abdul Rahman said the Quran was the only reference for Muslims to live the life of tru Muslims. “The Quran is not only meant to be recited but its passages must be understood and practised. “Most of us can recite the Quran well, even the pronunciation, but one thing missing is that many do not know the meaning of passages read,” he said when officiating at the closing and prize-giving ceremony of a Quran recital and Nasyid competition at a Penan Muslim village at Mile 10, Jalan Bintulu-Miri recently. Daud also reminded Muslims that knowing the true meaning of the Quran and Islam was not confined to religious elders and the experts. “It is the responsibility of all Muslims to upgrade themselves on their religion and the Quran,” he said. Daud also reminded the committee members of Masjid Darul Falah to come up with more activities that could attract youths in particular to be close to the mosque. He said the mosque was not just a place of worship but a place where Muslims could hold activities to strengthen their faith.

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