Tarawih and Tadarus Al-Quran at SIDMA College during Ramadhan Print
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 10:47

Ramadhan is the most precious month in the Islamic calendar and it is obligatory for the Muslims to fast in the month of Ramadan. Ramadhan is considered special as it is during Ramadhan that the Holy Quran was first revealed. Fasting in the month of Ramadhan is not only obligatory for the Muslim but it is also the fourth Pillar of Islam.

SIDMA College through the collaboration of Madrasah Jamiatul Fathi, Al-Mughni Orphanage Management Association, SIDMA Islamic Student Club (GAMSIS), and Student Representative Council (SRC) as well as SIDMA staff organised daily session of Iftar, Tarawih and Tadarus Al-Quran session for the benefit of Muslim SIDMA staff, students as well as the general public from nearby community to perform their responsibility and obligations during the holy month.

Significantly, the Night of Decree or The Night of Power (Laylat al-Qadr) is in this month of Ramadhan, which is better than a thousand months where it is the most recommended practice for the Muslim to observe I’tikaaf (residing in the mosque for worship) especially in this Holy month as it is believed that the said Night will fall between one of the days on the last 10 days. Muslims are strongly recommended in the Ramadhan to read and study the Holy Quran.

Tarawih are special congregational prayers performed after Isha Prayer throughout Ramadan. Praying Tarawih is a Sunnah of the Prophet (PBUH). Tarawih is Sunnat-e-Muakkadah which means that it has been emphasized on repeatedly by the Holy Prophet (PBUH). The Holy Prophet (PBUH) said that "He who prays during the night in Ramadan with faith and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven". There is a debate amongst scholars about what counts as past sins and most agree that only the minor sins of the past are forgiven. In order to have their major sins forgiven, one must make sincere repentance to Allah (SWT).

Praying the Tarawih with the Imam, until the time that he finishes, is equivalent to spending the whole night in prayers. During these prayers the entire Holy Quran is recited from start to finish over the span of 30 days. Muslims stand behind the Imam and quietly listen and perform their prayers. It is an undertaking of extreme blessings and Thawab (reward).

Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (Founder and Chairman, SIDMA College Sabah) and volunteers among Muslim staff of SIDMA College also sponsors iftar dinner (Majlis Berbuka Puasa) daily for staff, student and nearby community to break their fast before performing the Maghreb every evening throughout the month of Ramadhan. Dr Morni too encouraged all Muslim staff and students to attend the daily session. A short Tazkirah will be shared by selected speaker while waiting for the Isha prayer. Tarawih prayer will be perform after the Isha prayer.

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) would encourage standing for night prayer in the month of Ramadhan without making it an obligation, and he would say, “Whoever stands in prayer during Ramadhan due to faith and seeking reward, then all of his previous sins will be forgiven.” (Sahih al-Bukhari 1905, Sahih Muslim 759)

Details on the Iftar, Tarawih and Tadarus Al-Quran are:

Date: 5th June 2017- 21st June 2017(Daily)

Time: 6.15 pm- 9.00pm

Place: Atrium, SIDMA College City Campus

For any enquiries on the Iftar, Tarawih and Tadarus Al-Quran, you may contact Nazrie at 0148738673 or Hafizan at 0195337374. Free transportation for student staying around Bundusan area can also be arranged by contacting Shafiq at 01119046244.

By Teo Eng Seng and Zain Azrai Bin Mohd Noor,
SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah,

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