August 28, 2011

Sambutan Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2011

Assalamualaikum and Hello,

Narrated Abu Huraira(r.a): The Prophet said:”… whoever fasts during Ramadan out of sincere faith and hoping to attain Allah’s rewards, then all his past sins will be forgiven.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari).

With the end of Ramadhan nearing, we are sad to see this blessed month leave us until the following year. The end of Ramadhan however marks the beginning of Syawal where we celebrate the conclusion of our fast and to express gratitude to Allah (swt).

The Brunei Student Society Melbourne (BSSMelb) committee would like to extend an invitation to all Bruneians to celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri together.

Alhamdullilah this year, the event will be held at a Bruneian family's lovely home. We are most grateful of their kind gesture in welcoming us all to celebrate with them. In addition, we will be celebrating this festive event with officials of the High Commission of Brunei Darussalam as well.


The details of the event are as shown below:

DATE:          Saturday, 3rd September 2011

TIME:          3pm to 6pm

ADDRESS:  Number 2, Shorts Rd, Coburg North 3058.


Tram:           No. 19 North Coburg, last stop.

Train:           Merlynston station, Upfield line ( 

Hari Raya Aidilfitri is never short of delicious foods. Fortunately our host along with the High Commission of Brunei Darussalam have been kind enough in providing food and beverages. That said, we would also appreciate if you are to bring any food with you to complement the dishes that will be served on the day.

We look forward to seeing everyone very soon. InsyaAllah the event will keep us closer to home, especially for those of us celebrating away from the family. What better way to celebrate than with your BSSMelb family kan?



Best Regards,

August 17, 2011

BSSMelb Sungkai Ramai-Ramai

Assalamualaikum to all fellow Bruneian students here there and everywhere in Melbourne, Victoria!

Seeing as it is the holy fasting month of Ramadhan for all fellow Muslims, the Brunei Student Society Melbourne (BSSMelb) acting committee would like to invite fellow Bruneians and friends to gather for a Sungkai Ramai-Ramai event.

We recognise how much the fasting month means to all Bruneians here and would like to take this opportunity to observe this holy month together. First and foremost, fasting during the month of Ramadhan is one of the rukun-rukun Islam, or the five pillars of Islam. The significance of Ramadhan is also highlighted with the commemoration of the revelation of the Holy Qur’an. One of the most common practices during this month is Sembahyang Terawih.

Not only will BSSMelb be organizing a Potluck Sungkai event to reminisce of Ramadhan back home, but there will be a Sembahyang Berjemaah for Maghrib and Isya’ followed by Sembahyang Terawih held at the venue.

The details of the event are as follows:

Date: Saturday, 20th August 2011

Venue: Unit 121, 418 The Princeton on St Kilda Rd Melbourne

Time: Arrival of Guests 4:30pm – 5:00pm

Directions: Take any tram EXCEPT #1 or #8 on Swanston St
towards St Kilda Rd and alight at stop #22.

For as long as we can remember, Gerai Ramadhan annually attracts Bruneian families in preparation for their Sungkai. The scenes of the stalls, the smell of bbq food in the air, $1 food and beverages being sold everywhere, and especially kueh-mueh is sorely missed by all of us here. =(BSSMelb would be most grateful if you could join us to ramai-ramai bersungkai on this

Potluck event. As a reminder, please do bring a sejadah(s) okeh? Thanks!
Insya Allah, we hope to see everyone on Saturday.