Sunday, 12 December 2010

PLEASE COME! First feature film by Winchester School of Art.
An internationally collaborative piece by students based in Winchseter and Southampton produced by Charlie Chen (China), directed by Fai Zaini (Brunei) and art director Syazana Al-Shokry (Brunei) ♥

Sunday, 5 December 2010

BruSton Movie Event

Salams and Hello to all :)

BruSton will be holding a movie evening this week! Details are as follows:

Date: Wednesday 8 December 2010
Time: 15:00-19-00
Location: Building 29 (Chemistry)

If you have a movie suggestion or preference, please let us know. We'll most likely decide to movie on the day.

Hope to see you guys then!


Sunday, 21 November 2010

Tedarus and Raya and Broadlands

Salams and hello to every one.

As a celebration to our Eid-ul-Adha, the Broadlands people hosted a tedarus and raya (Tues 16 Nov) :) The pot luck was Rendang, Briyani and Chicken Curry:) Keropok and other raya kuehs:)


Heating up the food:)
The People:)

Thank you to all for coming!

Blogpost on BruSton's Eid-ul-Adha gathering soon! :)


Saturday, 20 November 2010

ISoc events for next week!

Salams to all!
Thought I'd share this with you. If you're interested in going to these events, go for it. It'll be good for you to gain more knowledge on Islam (seeing that majority of us are Muslims in Southampton)
Southampton Islamic Society are having several events next week. Here is the agenda:

Monday 22 November

In conjuction to the University's Interfaith Week, we are having a debate on Science and Religion. The distinguished speaker, Brother Adnan Rashid is representing ISoc for this event. Do try to come along as he is a very knowledgeable person and inshAllah it will be a very heated debate!

Time: 14:00-16:00
Venue: SUSU Cube

Tuesday 23 November

Talk on one of the four great imams: The life of Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal. Details:

Time: 18:00-20:00
Venue: Building 7, Room 3009

Wednesday 24 November

ISoc is having an eid-ul-adha celebration with entertainment: 2 nasyeed artists, quizzes with prizes and most importantly FOOD!

Tickets for the event is £7! Take an evening out to celebrate with the rest of the Muslim community in Southampton:)

Contact the number given on the poster or email


Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Selamat Eid-ul-Adha!

Salams and Greetings to all:)

Taqabala Allah mina waminkum! May Allah protect you and grant you barakah.

Hope all Muslims enjoyed their day:)


Monday, 8 November 2010

Month of Dhul-Hijjah

Assalamu alaikum warahmahtullah wabarakatuhu (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon you all),

As you may be aware the month of Dhul-Hijjah 1431 starts today Monday 8/11/10 and thus Eid-ul-Adha is expected on the 10th of Dhul-Hijjah (Tuesday 16/11/10) with the day of Arafah on Monday 15 November 2010.

The Prophet (Peace be upon Him) has said: "There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allaah than these ten days..." (Bukhari) so strive hard to perform as many righteous acts during these days.

The Prophet (Peace be upon Him) has also said: "There are no days greater in the sight of Allaah and in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Him than these ten days, so during this time recite Tahleel ("La ilaaha ill-Allaah"), Takbeer ("Allaahu akbar") and Tahmeed ("Alhamdulilah") abunduntly." (Ahmad).

One of the best acts of worship a muslim can do is fast for the sake of Allah which in addition will multiply the reward of his good deeds in that state; "Allaah the almighty says: ‘All the deeds of the son of Adam are for him, except for fasting, which is for Me and I am the One Who will reward him for it." (Bukhari)

These ten days include the day of Arafah on which Allaah perfected His Religion. Fasting on this day will expiate for the sins of two years (those committed in the preceding year and those that will be committed in the following) (An-Nisaa’i, Abu Dawood).

Hence dear respected brothers and sisters, hasten to perform good deeds and fast for the sake of Allah. These days only appear annually and nobody knows if they will see the following day never mind the next year.

WAllahu alam (and Allah knows Best)


Monday, 1 November 2010

ISOC Charity Week!

Salams and greetings to all.

Southampton Uni ISOC is participating in the FOSIS Charity Week this week (1 Nov-7 Nov).

The ultimate vision of Charity Week is to become a vehicle to inspire Muslim students to become active, socially engaged and united upon Islam. Raising money to help countless Orphans & Needy Children across the World - a beautiful bonus! All donations will be given to the Islamic Relief charity. Give your full support and give a donation, even if it's just a pound.

Islamic Relief is an international aidand development charity, which aims to alleviate the suffering of the world's poorest people. It is an independent Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) founded in the UK in 1984 by Dr Hany El Banna.

As well as responding to disasters and emergencies, Islamic Relief promotes sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities - regardless of race, religion or gender.

For more information about the organisation, visit:

Remember the Qu'ran says:
"Spend (in charity) of the good things that you earn." [Qu'ran 2:267]
"Whoever saved a life, if would be as if he saved the life of all mankind" [Qu'ran 5:32]


Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Broadlands Housewarming:)

Salams to every one!

Broadlands had their housewarming last weekend on Sunday:) It was an awesome garden party with good food and good company.

Nice to see many of you (some from Winchester! woot woot!) to come along.

The Hosts!

The Food :)

The People! :D

Photos courtesy of Halimatul and BA:)

More events to come, insyAllah ;)


Tuesday, 12 October 2010

BruSton Hari Raya Gathering/House Warming/Annual Gathering Appreciation

Salams and greetings:)

Thank you to all who came and supported the above-mentioned event:) Hope you all had fun! BruSton will have more events to come insyAllah!

Enjoy uni and studying:) Work hard now, play harder later ;D


Thursday, 7 October 2010

BruSton Hari Raya Gathering/House Warming/Annual Gathering

Salam and Hello everyone!

I know its a bit last minute but this event will mark our FIRST OFFICIAL ANNUAL GATHERING THIS YEAR! =D

Date: Saturday 9 October
Place: 18 Sirdar Road
Time: 13:00-16:00
I am fully aware that Syawal ends on Thursday, but it's the thought that counts! so COME! get to know more of the BruSton-ers! I'm sure you won't regret it! If you do, look at it this way, it's FREE HOME COOKED FOOD(ish)! haha

Also, to those non-muslims, you are most welcomed to come! it IS a gathering of the society after all! so don't be shy and tag along! Might I add (again!) that there will be FREE HOME COOKED FOOD(ish)!! LOL! =D

*If any of you would like to bring any sorts of Raya cakes or biscuits, please do ;)

*If you get lost trying to find our house, just contact me at 07596088654, tell me your name :)


Lina Alli

-sass1g08 (Source from BruSton Facebook Page)

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

ISOC Freshers Social

Salams to all!

If any one of you are interested, ISOC (Southampton Islamic Society) is having a social tomorrow Wednesay 6 October. It'll be a great opportunity to meet new people within the Muslim and non-Muslim community of the University.

There will be loads of foods and games. Bring a long your friends! The more the merrier:)

The details are as follows:

Venue: SUSU Cafe
Time: 6-9pm

Venue: Garden Court, Clubs and Societies room - go up the stairs and turn to your right, the room should be there.
Time: 5-8pm

Do come if you can make it:) Should be fun! There will be prizes such as an iPod and chocolates;)


Welcome to the Academic Year 2010-2011!

Salams and Greetings to all!

Hopefully every one will be finding their first few days fruitful:) InsyAllah every one has settled down and has recovered from the dreaded jetlag!

I pray that every one will have an awesome, enjoyable year. We'll post up any events that might be of interest to our fellow students in due time:)

From BruSton, all the best with studies and welcome to another year of university:) Hope to see you guys soon!


Monday, 13 September 2010

Visit here for fresher's events!



Purchase your freshers kit here!


Are you ready freshers?

Things you could consider to take with!
(Some are important and others are optional according to your own priorities)

* Something to consume for a few days

Instant, packet or canned food
Favourite snacks [twisties, koko crunch, cereals etc]
Instant 3 in1 drinks [milo, teh tarik etc)
Kuih raya/dry tradisional foodstuff
A packet of rice
Perencah etc

Kitchenware (For personal use)

Small rice cooker
Small water kettle etc

* Toiletries (For personal use)

Small shampoo
Bar soap [dettol, lux etc]
Water dipper
Deodorant etc

Praying essentials

Praying mat
Reliable compass for Kiblat
Kain pelikat etc

Formal/informal attires

Cara Melayu/baju kurong
Smart shoes etc

**University essentials

All necessary original certificates and documents and the copies
A lot of passport pictures
HSBC Card Brunei [Head Start]
Safety device for online banking for HSBC Brunei [for e-banking]
Favourite gadgets [laptops, dslr, ipod, psp, nds etc]
Necessary stationaries [calculator etc]
Back-up cd for laptop
Pendrive/external hard disk,
Chargers for all devices [laptop, hard drive, mobile phones, psp etc] etc

* Miscellaneous

General medicines [Panadol, motion-sickness pill etc)
Essential gears [nail clipper, cotton bud, small scissors etc]
Alarm clock
Torch light
Anti-noise earplug
Throw for a light blanket
Huggables which remind of home [small pillow, blanket, teddy etc] etc
Family photos

*Liquids should be placed in the cargo bag, not in the hand-carry!
**Important documents and x-rays should be in the hand-carry for easy retrieval in the airport

*Source: BruKent


Thursday, 9 September 2010

Dari jauh ku pohon maaf

Kepada yang berada di rantauan



Alhamdulillah. First day of Raya falls tomorrow on the 10th September 2010.
Dengan bersusun sepuluh jari, maaf zahir dan batin dipohonkan. Selamat hari raya aidilfitri diucapkan kepada semua yang menyambut bulan yang mulia ini.


Thursday, 2 September 2010

The Last 10 Days of Ramadhan

Salams to all!

As we are now approaching the last 10 days of Ramadhan, I thought it would be appropriate to remind us all (Muslims) about the significance of these last days.

Laylat al-Qadr can be found within the last 10 nights of this holy month. The night of Al-Qadr is better than a thousand months. This means it's better than over 83 years! This should encourage the Muslim to spend this night in prayer and to seek the face of Allah. Nabi Muhammad (swt) used to look for this night in hope to gain some good from it. He, the Prophet (pbuh) is the example for the Ummah.

Here's a checklist of things one should do during the last few nights:)
  1. Get in high gear for the next 10 nights and days - Every moment counts. Make the most of the last 10 days, let it be praying, doing good deeds, reading the Quran, all those rewards will be multiplied.
  2. Grab your Quran and recite as often as you can. As is stated in the hadeeth narrated by 'Abd-Allah ibn 'Amr ibn al-'Aas (pbuh), in which Nabi Muhammad (swt) said:
    "Whoever recites ten aayaat (verses) in qiyaam will ont be recorded as one of the forgetful. Whoever recited a hundred aayat in qiyaam will be recorded as one of the devout, and whoever prays a thousand aayat in qiyaam will be recorded as one of the muqantareen (those who pile up good deeds)" (Reported by Abu Dawood and Ibn Hibbaan. It is a hasan report. Saheeh al-Targheeb, 635).
  3. Forgive thine sins:) If they're holding you back, let them go. You need to keep moving forward after all:)
  4. Say this Du'a during Laylat al-Qadr:
    Allahumma innaka 'afuwwun tuhibb al-'afwa fa'fu 'anni (Oh Allah, You are All-Forgiving and You love forgiveness so forgive me).
    This is one of the best du'as that can be recited. The Prophet (pbuh) taught this to his wife, 'Aishah (pbuh).
  5. Get in class of the Pious People. Allah has described the pious as follows-
    "They used to sleep but little by night (invoking their Lord (Allah) and praying, with fear and hope. [Quran: Surah Adh-Dhariyat (17)]
    "And in the hours before dawn, they were (found) asking (Allah) for forgiveness" [Quran: Surah Adh-Dhariyat (18)]
  6. and Finally... Ask Allah for all the things that you need. Not that you wouldn't usually do this but heck, now is the best time to do so. Also, don't forget to add your other Muslim brothers and sisters in your du'as. As Nabi Muhammad said:
"The supplication that gets the quickest answer is the one made by a Muslim for another in his absence."
May Allah bless us in these last few days of Ramadhan and let us make the most of it.

Saturday, 28 August 2010

HRD Pre-Departure Briefing and BruSton Sungkai at I Lotus

Salams every one!

HRD held their annual pre-departure briefing for the new Southampton scholars. A few BruSton committee members attended just to give them familiar faces to remember. The new students had certainly done their research on the university as the speaker, Zoe gave a mini quiz. The enthusiasm by the students was overwhelming (including the senior students present!).

BruSton also had their first sungkai get-together after the HRD event. The dinner was held as an informal event for the new Southampton recruits:) Hopefully we'll get to see more of you in the future! Now that you know our faces, come up to us any time and ask us anything!

InsyAllah, we'll try to do another one before every one sets off to the UK. If not, RAYA IN SOUTHAMPTON :D

(sorry for the lack of photos, we'll get more up soon)

Wasalams! Enjoy the rest of Ramadhan!

Monday, 16 August 2010


Welcome to the new academic year of 2010/2011!

I am sure that this will be a good one for all of us and for the new juniors, congratulations on getting the acceptance for studying in the university. I hope you like the University of Southampton once you get there.

We cannot wait for you to come and join the rest of the family. There is much to do and much to learn; a new place for new experiences and perhaps new perspectives. We will help you get through for the while you are there if you ever need a hand in what ever matter it may be.

As usual it isn't all about business all the time, we will make sure that you have fun while studying there.

To the rest of us coming back this September, I look forward to seeing you soon.

Happy Ramadhan everyone! SELAMAT BERPUASA!