UNITED KINGDOM & EIRE, TUESDAY, 12th NOVEMBER 2019 – Maulud Nabi is the observance of the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), which lies on every 12th Rabiulawal on the Islamic calendar (9th November 2019 for this year). This is a momentous occasion which gives us all an opportunity to reflect on the history of the Islamic Faith and strengthen relations between ourselves as students a long way away from home. Bruneian students across the United Kingdom & Eire have had their respective celebrations in this regard, organised by their respective societies.
Brunei Glasgow Society
Brunei Glasgow Society (BruGlas) held an event on 9th November 2019 which began with Maghrib prayers, followed by Tahlil, Isya’ prayers, recitation of some verses from the Al-Quran, as well as the recitation of Dzikir Marhaban Syarafil Anam. Food was never forgotten, as society members had lovingly prepared dinner consisting of various dishes, namely: homemade nasi lemak with sambal, salmon teriyaki, bingka susu, and Scottish macaroons.
Brunei Southampton Society
Brunei Southampton Society (BruSton) also held an event on 9th November 2019, which consisted of mass Maghrib and Isya’ prayers, followed by their bi-monthly Tahlil, as well as the recitation of Dzikir Maulud. The event ends with a hearty dinner of Bruneian food.
Brunei Newcastle Society
Brunei Newcastle Society (BruCastle) had the privilege to celebrate Maulud Nabi with their Malaysian counterparts on the 8th November 2019. The event was held in the ETAL room, Newcastle University Student’s Union. The event proceeded with the recitation of Dzikir Maulud and ended with a hearty potluck dinner.
Brunei Reading Society
On the 9th November 2019, Brunei Reading Society (BruKnights) has also held their Maulud Nabi celebrations. The event started with Surah Al-Fatihah, which then proceeded with Dzikir Maulud led by their religious officer. The event also ended with a potluck dinner.
Brunei Hall Students’ Committee
Brunei Hall Students’ Committee (BHSC) however, had the privilege of celebrating this occasion over 12 days (28th October 2019 – 8th November 2019), each night reciting Dzikir Maulud at the surau in Brunei Hall and partaking in a buffet-style dinner, provided in turns by various committees including: The High Commission of Brunei Darussalam in the United Kingdom, Kensington Palace Gardens, Brunei Investment Agency, as well as students and staff of Brunei Hall itself.
We are delighted to hear about how our beloved Bruneian societies spent their Maulud Nabi. Events like these allow society members to bond – not only with each other, but with the Faith. We hope that our fellow students can enjoy themselves during this time, and that their respective societies make it feel very much like home, away from home.