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    Munajat night touches on following As-Sunnah

    Azlan Othman

    Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) had taught us that Al-Quran and As-Sunnah should be used as daily life guidance, said religious operation officer at the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) Captain Mohammad Ayza Azrine bin Ayahani during a religious talk at the Munajat night on Saturday night.

    Organised virtually by the Ministry of Religious Affairs, the talk touched on the importance of following standard operating procedures (SOPs) to curb the spread of COVID-19, including the suspension of border crossing and the use of face masks.

    These guidelines are related to As-Sunnah (practice) of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), Captain Mohammad Ayza Azrine added.

    The concept of ‘Together We Protect Each Other’ during the pandemic is in line with the Hadith of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) which emphasises Ummah to stay away from harm or anything detrimental.

    Captain Mohammad Ayza Azrine said that Muslims must be confident and convinced that As-Sunnah brings peace, prosperity and security.

    Commenced in September last year, the Munajat was held for the 19th time. RBAF officers and staff from all the garrisons’ suraus attended the talk. Some 43 congregants also participated.

    Cabinet Ministers and congregants participate in the Munajat night. PHOTO: AZLAN OTHMAN

    The weekly religious gathering began with the recitation of Sayyidul Istighfar and Surah Al-Fatihah led by Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, along with RBAF personnel from Surau Ad-Difa’, Bolkiah Garrison.

    It was followed by the recitation of Surah Yaasiin led by education officer at Institut Tahfiz Al-Quran Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Muhammad Asyraf bin Haji Ali.

    Deputy State Mufti Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Japar bin Haji Mat Dain @ Maidin from Kampong Kasat Mosque read the Doa Munajat seeking forgiveness from calamity and diseases.

    The Munajat night also highlighted the recitations of Asmaa Ul-Husna and Selawat, led by Lieutenant Shaikh Sharul Azhar bin Shaikh Haji Ahmad along with RBAF recruits from Al-Hikmah Surau, Penanjong Garrison.

    The ceremony ended with Doa Peliharakan Sultan and Negara Brunei Darussalam by Mosque Affairs Department Officer Haji Hamdini bin Haji Garif from Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Mosque.

    Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman and Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud also joined the Munajat night.

    The Munajat night invites the Ministry of Religious Affairs’ workforce and the public to seek forgiveness from Allah the Almighty through Munajat, Istighfar, reciting Surah Yaasiin, Zikir, Selawat and supplication.

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