PAKISTAN High Commission yesterday broke fast with 50 Pusat Ehsan members comprising orphans and special needs individuals.

The event, which was held at Brunei-Muara District Office’s theatre hall, also saw the handover of cash donations to members of the special needs centre, which were handed by Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan to Brunei Ahmed Ali Sirohey together with the guest of honour, Rector of University Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) Dr Hj Norarfan Hj Zainal.

According to a press statement, the acting high commissioner said that the mission is holding such events in the light of the spirit of Ramadhan.

He added that the feeding for the sake of Allah SWT to the needy has manifold rewards during the blessed month.

“Muslims must care for people in their neighbourhood and look after the sick and needy as commanded by Allah SWT,” he said.

The press statement added that the guest of honour lauded the efforts of the Pakistan High Commission. He said that fasting in the month of Ramadhan is the third pillar of Islam and has a great impact on a Muslim’s life.

It teaches patience, obedience, and care about the hunger of poor people. He added that it teaches one to have a sense of sympathy for poor and hungry people.

“Ramadhan is therefore our spiritual exercise for the betterment of our souls and a good way to strengthen our relationship with Allah SWT,” Dr Hj Norarfan said.

He also said that Ramadhan aims to make us Muttaqi, which means being obedient to Allah SWT and “we must care for the poor, needy, downtrodden, physically challenged as well as orphans and travellers”.

The Brunei Times

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