| Fadley Faisal |
THE State Mufti, Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia (Dr) Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned, yesterday reiterated that it is the Prophet Muhammad’s (pbuh) Sunnah to recite Dzikir and Salawat for individuals performing big tasks full of challenges and risks.
The State Mufti stated this fact during a dawn lecture at the Kg Junjongan Mosque yesterday, which is part of a series of dawn lectures that the State Mufti is hosting across the nation.
In ‘Safar’ or travel, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) mentioned that prayers and Dzikir are not exclusive for people experiencing ‘Safar’.
This, the State Mufti said, will not only benefit travellers but also the ones being left behind, and can be done as part of two Raka’ats in a Sunnat prayer, while referring to an excerpt of the Hadith.
The State Mufti added that two Raka’ats of the Sunnat prayer is equivalent to an advanced gift of blessings from the performer to his family prior to leaving them behind.
Brunei Darussalam regularly carries out prayers to seek blessings on behalf of its citizens, be it at mosques, private functions at home or onboard airplanes flying across the world.
This is an act to be thankful for, the State Mufti reminded congregants, citing the example that many travellers have expressed comfort at being aboard Brunei aircraft as the Safar prayer is recited prior to take off from any destination.