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SIDMA College Sabah annually distribute “Bubur Lambuk” during Ramadhan

SIDMA College Sabah, under the dynamic leadership of Prof Dr Morni Hj Kambrie (Chairman and Founder) and Madam Azizah Khalid Merican (CEO) enliven the spirit of 2019 Ramadhan with among other things, the distribution of packed spiced porridge or more popularly known as Ramadhan Porridge or in simple Bubur Lambuk daily.

Bubur Lambuk is a unique delicacy among Malaysians during Ramadhan; it is a very well balanced food. Essentially it is porridge cooked with minced meat, as well as other ingredients all put together and cook in one pot.

According to Dr Morni, the distribution of Bubur Lambuk by the college started with the humble beginning of SIDMA College Sarawak in 1998. When SIDMA College Sabah was established in Kota Kinabalu in 2002, Dr Morni extended the culture of distributing free Bubur Lambuk during Ramadhan Al-Mubarak to SIDMA Sabah, and the tradition continues.

For this 2019 Ramadhan (1440 H) Dr Morni announced that he is very fortunate to have the service of Chef Mustafa (Chef Mus) from MUS Kitchen to head the preparation and cooking of the porridge. Currently Dr Morni and Chef Mus have a team of more than 100 volunteers, comprising of lecturers, staff and students who voluntarily take their turns to assist in the preparing, cooking and packing the porridge, as well as to deliver it to the scheduled destination such as mosques, suraus, fire and rescue stations, police stations, hospitals, schools, and more every afternoon.

For this Ramadan 1440 H, a total of 3 pots (approximately 600 packets) of Bubur Lambuk are prepared daily to be distributed for free to the general public (sedekah infaq) This packed Bubur Lambuk is delivered to its scheduled destination and served after the Asr prayer.

Since the beginning of 1 Ramadhan 1440 H, various individuals have contacted Dr Morni and sponsored the Bubur Lambuk to be prepared and distributed to places of their choice (in and around Kota Kinabalu and Penampang) according their tentative  schedule.

At the time of writing (13 May 2019), Dr Morni had received sponsorship from the following for their Bubur Lambuk to be prepared: UNIRAZAK, D.S.P. Madius Tangau, YB Datuk Hajiji, YB  Japlin, Datin Ierra, Dato Zamri, Datuk Redonah, Datuk Noni Said, Datuk M. S, Dr Abdul Razak Ahmad, Encik Ahmad Sultan, Cikgu Jennifer, Madam Jo-Ann Tan, Madam Bernadette (UiTM), Yayasan Sabah, Kak Not, Alumni UNITAR, Encik Zainuddin, Kelab KBKD, Puan Anita binti Misuari, Encik Abdul Qayyum, Abd Wahab, Hjh Sabtuyah, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Mus Budysham, Mr Dalinte Self, Miss Wong Eh Chun, Puan Rasiah Doreen, and more.

Currently Dr Morni and his team had sent Bubur Lambuk to the following locations: Masjid Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu; Masjid Kg Likas; Balai Bomba Sembulan; Balai Bomba Penampang; Balai Polis Donggongon; Masjid Negeri Sabah; Masjid Kg Sembulan; Yayasan Sabah; SMK Agama Bukit Padang; Masjid Bukit Padang; Surau Minintod; and more.

Dr Morni took the opportunity to convey his sincere thank you to all individuals who have contributed in cash and kind to the college to prepare their Bubur Lambuk to be distributed to places of their choice. He too thanked the following individual and SIDMA College staff who had donated sacks of rice for preparing the Bubur Lambuk during this Ramadhan – Natasha Elza Rizul, Syafiqah Usno, Nur Misuary Noor Salleh, Zain Azrai, Azwie Ahamat, Dean Shahrie, Arnin Asidin, Puan Izah Muhilin, and more. Dr Morni also thanked in advance all SIDMA College and MUS Kitchen staffs who have volunteered to assist in the cooking, preparing and delivering the Bubur Lambuk throughout this Ramadhan.

Dr Morni also invited individuals from the general public who are interested to donate in cash or in kind to the college for the Bubur Lambuk distribution, or for SIDMA College Al-Mughni Orphanage Management Association, are welcomed to contact him, Dr Morni (088-731 376) for more information and details.

Let us follow the generosity of the Messenger of Allah in the month Ramadan. Our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) - the best role model for us is the most generous person, and his generosity was incredibly increased during the month Ramadan. This fact was told by Ibn ‘Abbas -may Allah be pleased with them both- as follows:

 

كان رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم أجود الناس ، وكان أجود ما يكون في رمضان حين يلقاه جبريل ، وكان يلقاه في كل ليلة من رمضان فيُدارسه القرآن ، فالرسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم أجودُ بالخير من الريح المرسَلة

 

“Allah’s Messenger was the most generous of all the people, and he used to reach the peak in generosity in the month of Ramadan when Jibril (Gabriel) met him. Jibril used to meet him every night of Ramadan to teach him the Qur’an. Allah’s Messenger was the most generous person, even more generous than the strong uncontrollable wind (in readiness and haste to do charitable deeds). Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 1, Book 1, Hadith 6

Meanwhile, according to Puan Noradilah Binti Mohamadia and Ustazah Rohaya Binti Ruslan, Secretariat of SIDMA College Ihya Ramadhan Committee, among others activities during Ramadhan are the daily Tadarus Al-Quran at Madrasah Jamiatul Fathi beginning 9.00 am throughout the month of Ramadhan. SIDMA staff, students and the general public are welcome to participate in this dairy event.

SIDMA College Islamic Students Club (GAMSIS) has also line up daily Tazkirah and Communal prayers for SIDMA College staff, students and the general public. The event is held at SIDMA Atrium. Majlis Berbuka Puasa for those who participate in the Tazkirah is held at Mus Kitchen and all are welcomed to join the Majlis Berbuka Puasa.

By,
Teo Eng Seng and Zain Azrai,
SIDMA College Sabah,
88300 KOTA KINABALU.

 

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