Friday sermon urges Muslims to earn honest living

Azlan Othman

Muslims have been urged to put efforts into earning an honest living instead of depending on others for financial help.

“As long as we are capable, we should earn a Halal income to sustain ourselves and our families, which is better than begging for money,” said Imams in yesterday’s Friday sermon.

“Begging for money is a disgraceful and objectionable act. Islam encourages the Ummah to reinforce their efforts in earning a Halal income that is blessed by Allah the Almighty. A small amount of money untainted by criminal association is far better than enormous wealth that will not bring any benefits.

“Our nation is also striving to realise its Vision 2035 for an educated, highly-skilled and successful society, as envisaged by His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.

“Therefore, citizens and residents should change their mindsets to be more energetic and in jointly upholding the noble aspirations of our beloved monarch in realising the aims of Brunei Vision 2035.

“The Ummah should also be sustainable and self-reliant towards improving their quality of life and the national economy. Sheer rhetoric or empty promises won’t be enough to bring about such changes, which must be accompanied by determination and perseverance.”