Leaders to always refer back to Selangor Sultan on issues concerning Islam and the state:JAIS

09 Dec 2022 04:04pm
Sultan Sharafuddin.
Sultan Sharafuddin.
SHAH ALAM - Leaders in Selangor are reminded to always refer to the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah on issues concerning Islam and the state.

In the Friday sermon released today the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS) said leaders must be know that His Royal Highness's commands are deemed to noble and his prayers will be granted by Allah SWT.

The sermon also stated that Muslims must come together and to trust Sultan Selangor as a fair leader to the people.

"As a fair leader, the people must obey the Sultan because it is an act of worship and order by Allah SWT who also promised reward those who follow this dilligently in this life and next

"Muslims should also pray for the Sultan to be blessed with good health to remain as the ruler of the state. He must rule the state in wise, just and fair manner," the statement read, in conjunction with His Majesty's 77th Birthday on Sunday.

"The active role of the Selangor Sultan in voicing out the principles and sanctity of Islam as per Allah SWT's commands.

"A righteous sultan would receive Allah's protection in this world and would be rewarded heaven in the afterlife, even his prayers are always answered by Allah," the Jais added.

Prophet Muhammad, the sermon said, was a human chosen by Allah SWT to be the best example and role model for the Sultan in terms of leadership and governance.

"Sultan Sharafuddin also urged Muslims to always be united and always be honest, trustworthy and sincere in life," it added.
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Sultan Sharafuddin's efforts and determination to preserve and make Islam sovereign must be welcomed by Muslim themselves, it added.

"Therefore, the sultan is the 'Ulil Amri' (leader) that must be obeyed in matters related to upholding Islam," Jais said.

The sermon explained there was 10 main tasks for a sultan as understood by Imam al-Mawardi in his book al-Ahkam al-Sultaniyyah.

"This included the duties to preserve the Islamic religion from misguided groups, implementing Islamic administration, protecting the state with the prosperity of religious and educational institutions, upholding Islamic law and maintaining public safety and order.

"Others were to jihad against any party that tries to insult Islam, managing the zakat, the welfare of Islamic officials, Islamic officials who are trained and honest and answer all the ummah's questions and observing the situation," the sermon said.