“We are obliged to look after our health as well as the health of our family and society, without which the blessings of life would be lessened,” Royal Brunei Armed Forces Religious Officer Pengiran Fakhrul Syakirin bin Pengiran Haji Zainuddin from Kampong Bengkurong Mosque said.
He said this during a religious talk at the Munajat night on Saturday.
“Certain members of the public disregard their health, saying that medicine and treatment are always readily available at the hospital or clinic. This contradicts with the order from Allah the Almighty which calls on people not to carry out matters that bring harm to themselves,” he said.
The Munajat night held for the 65th time was participated by mosque congregants from Kampong Bengkurong Mosque and Utama Mohammad Salleh Mosque in Pekan Bangar as well as staff and students of Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE) Sultan Saiful Rijal campus.
Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman was in attendance.
Also participating were officers and staff of Temburong Arabic School as well as congregants from 97 mosques, suraus and religious schools and workforce at the Ministry of Religious Affairs.
Kampong Bengkurong Mosque Adviser Dato Paduka Dr Haji Ismail bin Haji Duraman began the weekly religious gathering with the recitation of Sayyidul Istighfar and Surah Al-Fatihah.
Hospitality in Travel and Tourism student at IBTE Sultan Saiful Rijal campus Awangku Muhammad Waie Wazirrudin Shah bin Pengiran Salahuddin followed with a recitation of Surah Yaasiin.
Doa Munajat was recited by Temburong Arabic School Temburong principal Morsidi bin Haji Tuah from Utama Mohammad Salleh Mosque, Pekan Bangar while Selawat Tafrijiyyah was led by mosque youth at Kampong Bengkurong Mosque Muhammad Danish Ahsanuddin bin Jamil.
Doa Peliharakan Sultan dan Negara Brunei Darussalam was read by Religious Officer at Kampong Bengkurong Mosque Mohammad Zahid Zakwan @ Mohammad Thaib Hasbullah bin Mohd Said.