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Call for unity in National Day celebrations

Fadley Faisal

The Friday sermon yesterday called on the public to show unity in celebrating the upcoming National Day with prayers.

Mass Maghrib prayer will be held nationwide at mosques, suraus and religious halls, with the focal point at Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Mosque in the capital, followed by the recitation of Surah Yaasiin and Doa Kesyukuran on Tuesday afternoon.

Imams reiterated that these prayers are a way for us to show gratitude towards Allah the Almighty for His blessings in giving us the luxury of being able to enjoy the continuous peace and blessings experienced in the nation.

Brunei Darussalam has been able to develop its infrastructure, like roads and clean water supplies, free healthcare and education as well as subsidised staples, petrol and electricity.

“The continuous prosperity and sovereignty were able to be achieved under the wise leadership of 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.“

With the congregation of the leader and people’s efforts, Brunei Darussalam has transformed into a dynamic and sustainable country in its various goals, they said.

Imams reminisced Brunei Darussalam’s first day of gaining independence where it was His Majesty’s father, Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Muhammad Jamalul Alam, who chanted ‘Allahu Akbar’ three times to mark the milestone, followed by the people of Brunei Darussalam.

This, Imams said, symbolises the success of Brunei Darussalam in reaching independence and marks the victory of the Muslims.

“Therefore, we must nurture love towards the religion, ruler and people, and remain united and loyal in upholding Islam earnestly.

“Our journey to achieving Brunei Vision 2035 is more meaningful when the nation always remembers and is grateful to Allah the Almighty.”