Ide­olo­gies con­trary to true Is­lamic teach­ings should be dealt with — Shafie

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SEM­PORNA: The spread of ide­olo­gies con­trary to the true teach­ings of Is­lam in Sabah should be dealt with am­i­ca­bly, to strengthen peace and har­mony in the state.

Chief Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Ap­dal said to that end, Mus­lim preach­ers should carry out their re­spon­si­bil­i­ties well, to avoid the state from be­ing em­broiled in up­heavals such as those plagu­ing cer­tain coun­tries in the Mid­dle East.

“I’m wor­ried if there are too many sects or teach­ings here, it will af­fect our unity, it will not bring good,” he said.

He said this dur­ing the 1440H/2018 Sem­porna Districtlevel Ma’al Hi­jrah cel­e­bra­tion here yes­ter­day.

Mohd Shafie said it was the dif­fer­ences be­tween the be­liefs and schools of thought that were not ac­cord­ing to the true teach­ings of Is­lam that caused rifts among Mus­lims.

“We need to take heed of what has hap­pened out there so that it (the sit­u­a­tion) does not re­peat here. We need to re­spect each other and help oth­ers,” he said.

Hence, he said, the mul­tira­cial so­ci­ety in the state should cul­ti­vate unity, re­gard­less of re­li­gion, sta­tus and rank, as well as pro­mote love and mu­tual re­spect to create a life of peace and har­mony.

Dur­ing the event, Mohd Shafie also pre­sented do­na­tions to 90 re­cip­i­ents, com­pris­ing sin­gle moth­ers, se­nior cit­i­zens, poor stu­dents and or­phans. - Ber­nama

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