‘GIVE LOY­ALTY

Co­op­er­ate with lead­er­ship to main­tain sta­bil­ity, devel­op­ment, says Al-Azhar deputy sheikh

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ZAFIRA ANWAR

AND FARHANA SYED NOKMAN PUTRAJAYA news@nst.com.my

PEO­PLE should give wala’ (loy­alty) to their coun­try’s lead­er­ship so as to up­hold the gov­ern­ment in a peace­ful and har­mo­nious man­ner.

Al-Azhar Univer­sity deputy sheikh Sheikh Pro­fes­sor Dr Ab­bas Shu­man said the peo­ple had a re­spon­si­bil­ity in ex­press­ing wala’ and obe­di­ence to their lead­ers.

He said love, co­op­er­a­tion and un­der­stand­ing were the main points in the wala’ con­cept, and even in a po­lit­i­cal or­gan­i­sa­tion, mem­bers must be loyal to and abide by their le­git­i­mate lead­ers.

“Obe­di­ence means to ad­here to all the in­struc­tions in any sit­u­a­tion so long as they do not go against syara’ (Is­lamic law). But, they (in­struc­tions) should not be fol­lowed blindly with­out knowl­edge.

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