Take, give advice for own betterment

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REMINDING each other and our own selves with good words of advice is a form of good deed and we must not be afraid and feel uneasy by it said the State Mufti yesterday.

According to Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia (Dr) Ustaz Hj Awg Abd Aziz Juned in a dawn lecture at Masjid Hj Abdul ‘Azim in Luagan Duduk, Tutong, Muslims should heed advice.

“There is no reason to look down on sound advice, as good advice is valuable and the Prophet SAW also said that religion is advice.”

However, the state mufti noted that nowadays people are afraid to speak up when they see something wrong as they believe that it may be “too sensitive” to do so.

If no one speaks up to correct the wrongs, then it will prove difficult for the community to grow better, he said.

“Generally, people’s acceptance towards admonition and advice may vary. Some receive it well while others do so halfheartedly and there are also those who ignore it completely,” said YB Pehin Dato (Dr) Ustaz Hj Awg Abd Aziz.

He added that there are also those who go so far as to see this advice as an attack or insult towards them.

However, the state mufti reminded that parents must not stop giving advice to their children as children are entrusted to them by Allah SWT.

Therefore parents must take care of their childrens needs.

According to him, there are two forms of needs for children which are physical needs such as food, clothing and entertainment and also spiritual needs which include their upbringing and education.

Alhamdulillah, we are fortunate that our country now has a policy and system of compulsory religious education. This is a blessing for Brunei, and must not be rejected because doing so would mean rejecting the blessings of Allah SWT,” said the state mufti.

The Brunei Times