‘MUS­LIMS MUST

Wrong teach­ings can lead to de­struc­tion, says Na­jib

New Straits Times - - News - USLIMS in Malaysia must re­ject ex­trem­ist teach­ings that can lead to de­struc­tion, such as an­i­mos­ity with each other or tak­ing their own lives in the name of Is­lam, said Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Na­jib Razak. Com­ment­ing on the sui­cide bomb­ing in Manch­ester

tance of Mus­lims to unite to up­hold Is­lam and en­sure the fu­ture of the ummah (faith­ful).

He said unity was the foun­da­tion for all dreams and no­ble as­pi­ra­tions as the agenda to up­hold Is­lam could no longer be borne by the govern­ment alone.

“If we are faced with en­e­mies who are united and have a strat­egy, but we iso­late each other, ig­nore each other and do not seek ways to unite, we will be de­feated by them,” he said.

“A large num­ber of Malaysians are Mus­lims and the govern­ment can­not meet the Is­lamic agenda un­less the non-gov­ern­men­tal or­gan­i­sa­tions as part­ners of the govern­ment fight for the sake of Al­lah. So unity is the most ef­fec­tive weapon to at­tain our as­pi­ra­tions,” he added.

He also stressed the need for ulama and umara to con­tinue their ef­forts with hon­esty and lead with fair­ness and trust­wor­thi­ness to up­hold Is- lam and for the good of the peo­ple.

“Ac­cord­ing to the Prophet’s ha­diths, if these two groups of peo­ple (ulama and umara) are good, then all will be good, but if they are not, then ev­ery­thing will be de­stroyed,” he said.

Na­jib per­formed Maghrib prayers with the con­gre­ga­tion be­fore break­ing fast with 1,500 guests, in­clud­ing the hard-core poor and or­phans.

Later, he per­formed Isyak and Tarawih prayers.

He pre­sented do­na­tions amount­ing to RM803,250 to 319 stu­dents of re­li­gious schools.

Na­jib also pre­sented za­kat (tithe) do­na­tions to 90 or­phans from Per­tubuhan Ke­ba­jikan Anak Ya­tim/Miskin, Klang; Rumah Tu­nas Hara­pan Tengku Am­puan Rahimah, Kuala Se­lan­gor; and Pusat Ja­gaan Anak-anak Ya­tim/Miskin Rukaiyah, Ka­jang.

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