HM Sultan Brunei: Calls for Utmost Justice in Myanmar
Sultan calls for utmost justice in Myanmar
September 22, 2017
| Rokiah Mahmud |
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, joined the ‘voice of the world’ to express regret for what has taken place in Myanmar, and yesterday urged the authority of that country to resolve the humanitarian crisis with utmost justice.
His Majesty at the same time reminded the people of Brunei Darussalam to be on the alert so they won’t be misled by any deviation of beliefs (Aqidah) and called on the responsible parties to take immediate measures such as through propagation (Dakwah) or advice, or if necessary through an act of the law. His Majesty delivered the titah in conjunction with the celebration of new Islamic year 1439 Hijrah broadcast on Radio Television Brunei (RTB) last night.
The monarch added that the celebration of this year’s new Hijrah year takes special significance as the country will soon be celebrating the Golden Jubilee of His Majesty’s Accession to the Throne.
His Majesty believed that this is a good sign because Hijrah was a sacred and supreme event; it was not planned by anyone but a direct command from Allah the Almighty to His messenger.
For that reason, the monarch added that everything that is related or linked to the Hijrah is not void as it always brings benefits and blessings, including the annual celebration of new Hijrah year.
“Hijrah in linguistic terms means migration. But the meaning of migration in this context means to solely attain wellbeing,” His Majesty said. “The Hijrah of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was meant to save the Aqidah of the Ummah, because Aqidah means everything.”
“The migration of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is not to gain worldly comforts but it is for the safety of all and in the hereafter. Only those Ummah with Aqidah will be safe,” the monarch said.
“This is a decree of Allah, not our decision. Nobody can alter or amend Allah’s decree,” His Majesty stressed.
Underlining the true lessons of Hijrah, the monarch said that it was meant to save and strengthen our Aqidah (faith).
“Performing pious acts is the highest command by Allah. They are a sacred matter to Allah,” His Majesty said.
Therefore, the monarch said everyone must understand the importance of Aqidah and realise that these pious acts is the bridge towards Allah the Almighty’s blessings both in this world and in the hereafter.
Referring again to the migration of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) to save the Aqidah, His Majesty said it is sad to know that in this modern era there are still migration taking place to save lives and Aqidah.
“Those migrating had to run away from their homes or homelands as they faced all kinds of atrocities,” the monarch said.
“If in the past we only heard or read about people being oppressed, but now with sophisticated technology we could see with our own eyes how these atrocities are committed such as killing or torturing or burning of villages and houses. All these can be seen on the social media including television,” His Majesty added.
Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin