Bandar Seri Begawan - Making Islamic Law prevail or supersede the Civil Law in time of a conflict between the two is like showing an undivided love to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) for upholding his teachings.
This was one of the matters discussed during Forum Irsyad, which was organised by the State Mufti Department in conjunction with the Maulidur Rasul 1434/2013, is that an Islamic country should rest the Islamic Law above any other laws and should supersede the Civil Law in time of a conflict between the two, and this is one way of showing our love to the Prophet and his teachings.
This was highlighted by Awg Hj Dennie bin Hj Abdullah, Senior Istinbat Officer at the State Mufti Department, who was one of the panelists at the forum.
He said Muslims should show their undivided love towards Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) more than the love of their worldly possessions and even oneself Of course everyone must love themselves, but love towards Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) must be above all else.
The Forum was themed "Rasuluallah Shallallahu Alaihi Wassalam, Teladan Sepanjang Zaman" (Prophet Muhammad, role model for eternity).
Other speakers during the forum included Dr Hj Japar bin Hj Mat Dain @ Maidin, Head Officer of Instinbat and Ak Zamiri bin Pengiran Hj Jamaluddin, Religious Research Officer at Chairman of the Forum.
The guest of honour was YB Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia (Dr) Ustaz Hj Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned, the State Mufti.
The forum invited officers and staff from Royal Brunei (RB), Bank Islam .Brunei Darussalam, Tabung Amanah Islam Brunei, Darussalam Holdings as well as students from UNISSA, KUPU SB and Institut Tabriz Al-Quran Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah.
Other matters that were mentioned include explanation on how the deliverance of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) as Messenger of Allah the Almighty is a "Rahmat" or blessing, why Prophet Muhammad must be followed, what is the best way to realise the "Zikir Nation" concept through following the life of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
The forum also touch on the wrong perception that suggests the Prophet's thinking is backwards or 'out-of-date' and the panel also explained the life of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) as an ordinary person and as a husband/head of family.
--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin