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Call to adhere to spiritual, mental health SOPs

Azlan Othman

Just as we adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) to maintain physical health, we must also practice this with our spiritual and mental health by means of performing the five times a day prayer, reciting Zikir and Istighfar seeking forgiveness from Allah the Almighty.

Islamic Propagation and Tabligh Supervisor at the Islamic Da’wah Centre Pengiran Norhayati binti Pengiran Haji Kasharan said this in her talk ‘Being Healthy with Zikir (remembrance of Allah)’ during the 20th Munajat night organised by the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) on Saturday.

“Through Istighfar, we hope to gain blessings from Allah the Almighty. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said Allah the Almighty will bring ease from all discomfort, happiness from all sorrow and unexpected sustenance, to those who always recite Istighfar.”

The religious gathering saw the involvement of the Ministry of Development (MoD) workforce and female congregants. Additionally, 57 mosques nationwide participated in the virtual gathering.

The Munajat night began with the recitation of Sayyidul Istighfar and Surah Al-Fatihah led by Minister of Development Dato Seri Setia Ir Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar, along with MoD personnel.

The Surah Yaasiin recitation was led by Institut Tahfiz Al-Quran Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah (ITQSHHB) Assistant Lecturer of ‘Aliyah Qiraat Diploma Haji Mohammad Farid bin Haji Mohammad Yassin, while the Doa Munajat seeking forgiveness from Allah the Almighty and Doa seeking protection against COVID-19 was read by Brunei Islamic Religious Council (MUIB) member Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Setia Raja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Haji Awang Suhaili bin Haji Mohiddin from the Suri Seri Begawan Raja Pengiran Anak Damit Mosque. The Selawat Ibrahimiyyah recitation was led by Kampong Mentiri Mosque Muslimah Guidance Teacher Hajah Siti Masnah binti Haji Sulaiman. The event concluded with the Doa Peliharakan Sultan dan Negara Brunei Darussalam by Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Mosque Officer Begawan Pehin Khatib Dato Paduka Haji Awang Emran bin Haji Kunchang.

Cabinet ministers join congregants during the Munajat night. PHOTO: AZLAN OTHMAN
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