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Divine SOPs in focus at Munajat night

Azlan Othman

Muslims across the Sultanate joined the Munajat night for the 26th time on Saturday to seek forgiveness through Munajat, Istighfar, Zikir, Selawat, the recitation of Surah Yaasiin and supplication in a bid to protect the nation and its people from calamities such as COVID-19.

The highlight of the night was a talk on ‘Practising divine SOPs during Endemic Phase’, delivered by Deputy Director of Jawi Studies and Kitab Turath Research Centre at Religious Teachers University College of Seri Begawan (KUPU SB) Dr Haji Mohammad Shahrol Azmi bin Haji Abdul Muluk, during which he urged congregants to “practise divine standard operating procedures (SOPs), namely effort, perseverance, trust, supplication and confidence” to ensure that “the nation will be protected by Allah the Almighty”.

He also believed that the divine SOPs will encourage the acceptance of fate, which is a cure for all anxieties.

Dr Haji Mohammad Shahrol Azmi called on Muslims to intensify their prayers in the hope that they will be answered.

“We should have confidence in Allah the Almighty, especially after we have put in the effort, exercised patience, placed our trust on Allah the Almighty and supplicated,” he said.

ABOVE & BELOW: The weekly religious event in progress. PHOTOS: MORA

Meanwhile, the virtual gathering was joined by officers and staff of the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications as well as congregants from 62 mosques nationwide.

Also in attendance were Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud, Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman.

The Munajat night began with the recitation of Sayyidul Istighfar and Surah Al-Fatihah, led by Minister of Transport and Infocommunications Dato Seri Setia Haji Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Yusof.

The event also featured a recitation of Surah Yaasiin by KUPU SB officer Mohamed Noor bin Haji Ibrahim, Doa Munajat by Head of Buhuth at the State Mufti’s Office Haji Mas Reduan bin Haji Jumat, and the reading of Asmaa Ul-Husna and Selawat, led by Imam of Brunei International Airport Surau Haji Mohammad Ashraf bin Haji Bujang.

The evening concluded with a Doa Peliharakan Sultan and Brunei Darussalam by Mosque Affairs Officer at Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque Ilmami bin Haji Othman.

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