The Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) held a Munajat event at Jame’ ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah in Kampong Kiarong last night.
The event saw the attendance of ministers, deputy ministers, permanent secretaries, deputy permanent secretaries, government officers and members of the public.
The Munajat is a highly recommended practice in Islam as Muslims can intensify their Doa, perform Zikir, Istighfar seeking forgiveness, protection and blessings from Allah the Almighty.
The event marks its one-year since organising the first Munajat.
The first event was held on September 18, 2021 virtually from congregants at their residence when the nation was faced with the COVID-19 pandemic.
It was organised as part of spiritual effort to curb the pandemic.
Last night’s event was highlight-ed with the recitation of Selawat Tafrijiyyah and Zikir by mosque youth nationwide.
The mass Maghrib prayer was led by Begawan Pehin Khatib Dato Paduka Haji Suhaili bin Haji Metali Al-Hafiz.
The event began with the recitation of Sayyidul Istighfar and Surah Al-Fatihah by Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman.
Deputy Principal of Institut Tahfiz Al-Quran Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Haji Mohd Sujairi bin Haji Dollah led the recitation of Surah Yaasiin. It proceeded with a religious talk by State Mufti Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia (Dr) Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned, followed by Doa Munajat and Doa Peliharakan Sultan dan Brunei Darussalam.
It was later followed by the recitation of Selawat Qiyam led by mosque officials and officers from the Islamic Studies Department.
The gathering concluded with mass Isyak prayers led by Mosque Officer Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah.