Azlan Othman & Daniel Lim
The Ministry of Religious Affairs through the Mosque Affairs Department and the Government Printing Department, in collaboration with several petrol stations in the Sultanate distributed Doa Qunut Nazilah books against COVID-19 outbreak and text posters of Doa Qunut Nazilah to the public at petrol stations yesterday.
In the Brunei-Muara District, the prayer books and posters were distributed by Acting Director of Mosque Affairs Haji Amir Hisham bin Haji Masri and Acting Director of Government Printing Department Haji Kamarul Azam bin Haji Mohamad at Koperasi Ikatan Teluk Mewah Mentiri Petrol Station in Kampong Mentiri.
In the Tutong District, the prayer books and posters were distributed by Tutong District Head of Religious Officer Haji Azman bin Haji Musa at Penyurat Haji Abu Bakar Petrol Station in Kampong Sura.
In the Belait District, the distribution was held at Koperasi Sapakat KB Petrol Station. It was distributed by Belait District Head Religious Officer Mohamad Aliyani bin Haji Ismail.
Meanwhile, in the Temburong District, the distribution was carried out at Negalang Petrol Station by a representative of the Temburong District Head Religious Officer Elde bin Haji Suhaili.
The Doa Qunut Nazilah is recommended to be recited at every obligatory prayers.
It is read to prevent accidents, disasters or dangers affecting Muslims such as fear, drought and disease outbreaks.
The prayer is recited during the I‘tidal rakaat at the end of each prayer after the recitation
This was also mentioned in His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam’s titah to welcome Ramadhan recently.
His Majesty said, “Qunut Nazilah still needs to be continued, especially during the COVID-19 outbreak. Qunut Nazilah should not only be read in the mosque on Friday, but can also be read at home, either when congregating with the family or by yourself during obligatory prayers while waiting for the mosques, suraus and religious halls to re-open.”
The prayer books and posters were provided by the Mosque Affairs Department while the prints were courtesy of the Government Printing Department.
The books and posters will also be distributed to public and private sectors.