As humans who cannot escape from making sins and mistakes, we are reminded to always recite the 'istighfar' and seek forgiveness from Allah Subhanahu Wataala. In fact, Prophet Muhammad SAW frequently practises reciting the istighfar even though the Prophet S.A.W himself is pure from committing sins. This was among the contents of a talk during the Halaqah Zikir held in conjunction with the Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque's Diamond Jubilee, yesterday morning. The ceremony took place at the Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan.

Present was Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom Bin Pengiran Haji Bahar, Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs. The talk titled 'Sayyidul Istighfar' was delivered by Awangku Ahmad Faris Ramadhani Bin Pengiran Haji Sellahuddin, mosque affairs officer for Jame 'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah.

The halaqah ceremony included a mass sunat hajat prayer and the reading Surah Al-Mulk. Also in attendance was Awang Haji Mohd Serudin bin Haji Timbang, Deputy Permanent Secretary for Policy and Religion at the Ministry of Religious Affairs. The program is held for officers and staff from the government and the private sector, once every month that is the first week of each month.

Source: Radio Television Brunei