Perform ‘doa’ to enjoy peaceful life

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IMAMS urged Muslims yesterday not to undermine the power of doa or supplication, as it is one of the acts of ibadah (worship) favoured by Allah SWT.

The Friday sermon reminded congregants that performing doa is an integral part of being a Muslim.

They cited the words of Allah SWT from the Quran, Surah Al-Mu’min Verse 60: “And your Lord says, ‘Call upon Me; I will respond to you’. Indeed, those who disdain My worship will enter hell (rendered) contemptible”.

Imams said even Rasulullah SAW commended his followers and companions to perform doa as much as possible.

They explained that performing doa is recognising the power and glory of Allah SWT.

“Rasulullah SWT even said that nothing is more honourable or more liked before Allah SWT than supplication. Doa is one of the ways to seek strength, confidence, hope, blessings and protection from Allah SWT in everything that we do,” said imams.

Muslims who do not perform doa were warned that they are purposely seeking Allah SWT’s wrath, based on a hadith by Prophet Muhammad SAW.

The imams went on to say that supplications are not performed just for oneself, but also for others. These include parents, children, family members, relatives and all Muslims, regardless of whether they are still alive or have passed away.

“Likewise, we should extend our supplications for our monarch and all the leaders of Islam; to pray for the (well-being) of the people and nation... which has been a traditional practice for us Muslims in this country.”

The imams then used the opportunity to urge Muslims in the sultanate to supplicate for His Majesty’s longevity and good health, in conjunction with the monarch’s 69th birthday.

“Undoubtedly, the peace that we experience in this country is due to our practice of praying (and making supplications).

“Due to the blessedness of this practice, we enjoy a peaceful and prosperous life based on the country’s natural resources and a just monarchy where our leader and the people alike obey Allah SWT,” added the imams.

The Brunei Times