His Majesty said, “Fortunate are those who see it, and unhappy are those who do not. We in Brunei do not want to be among the misguided, and that’s why in overcoming the pandemic from the outset, we welcomed the practice of reciting Zikir and prayers.
“Embracing this ‘Divine Vaccine’ is a religious obligation that should be fulfilled with conviction and patience.
“Conviction and patience are the traits of the prophets and the holy ones, and this is why Prophet Ibrahim (pbuh) was willing to carry out the commands of Allah the Almighty to sacrifice his son, Prophet Ismail (pbuh). This event is the ultimate example of having faith and patience while enduring trials.”
In concluding the titah, His Majesty said, “My family and I extended our Hari Raya Aidiladha greetings to all Muslim citizens and residents. May we always be under the protection of Allah the Almighty.”