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Muslims urged to repent to seek blessings

Azlan Othman

“Lust drives us to commit sin and take part in vice with some thinking that they only need to repent for major sins and ignore the minor ones. One should practise good deeds to be blessed by Allah the Almighty and to replace sinful acts with pious activities. Allah the Almighty is forgiving and His forgiveness is vast. We will be lost without Allah the Almighty’s forgiveness.”

This was said by Grade 1 Imam at Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque in Tutong District Mohammad Waiz bin Tajuddin in a religious talk titled ‘Repent and Hope’ at the 27th edition Munajat night on Saturday.

Mohammad Waiz said to repent, “one has to stop sinful acts, have remorse and be determined not to commit such acts again. If we repent and better ourselves, we must live in accordance with the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)”.

The speaker added, “we should emulate the lifestyles of the faithful. Muslims are encouraged to attend talks to gain guidance in life and be acquainted with the pious. When we invite people to become pious, we also strive to do the same. We have the chance to be better and seek blessings from Allah the Almighty through repentance.”

The weekly Munajat night is organised by the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA). The latest edition saw participation from the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) and 62 mosques nationwide. The event invited citizens and residents to seek forgiveness from Allah the Almighty via Munajat, Istighfar, recitation of Surah Yaasiin, Zikir, Selawat and supplication against calamity and diseases.

Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud and Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin at the event. PHOTO: AZLAN OTHMAN

Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud and Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin took part in the event.

Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan officiated the event with the recitation of Sayyidul Istighfar and Surah Al-Fatihah.Surah Yaasiin was recited by a member of Firqah Al-Anwar group under the Youth Religious Programme at the MCYS Abdul Qawiyyel Azeez bin Haji Abdul Rajid virtually from Suri Seri Begawan Raja Pengiran Anak Damit Mosque in Kampong Manggis Madang.

The Doa Munajat was recited by Syariah High Court Judge Haji Muhammad Bahrin bin Haji Alias.

There was also recitation of Asmaa Ul-Husna and Selawat led by Religious Youth Bureau of Youth Transformation Community Club of the Youth Centre at the MCYS Haji Mohammad Ali Wafiuddin bin Haji Osman with officers and staff at the MCYS surau.

The virtual gathering ended with the reading of Doa Peliharakan Sultan dan Negara Brunei Darussalam by Mosque Affairs Officer Haji Kamarulzaman bin Kamis from Utama Mohammad Salleh Mosque in Bangar, Temburong District.

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