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Monday July 28, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Monday July 28, 2014 MYT 12:26:46 PM
KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak (pic) has called on Muslims in Malaysia to heed the lessons of several tragedies that befell the country lately and also the misfortune of the Palestinians.
The Prime Minister said these tests and hurdles which coincidentally fell during Ramadan provided useful lessons for them to build strength and resilience in facing a host of challenges.
“In fact, it is also important in the effort to make Malaysia a progressive and viable model Islamic nation,” he said in his Hari Raya Aidilfitri message broadcast over RTM last night.
Najib reminded Muslims on the importance of unity and to always make it a point to strengthen solidarity in the true spirit of Muslim brotherhood.
“Only by doing this will Muslims be respected, and not seen to be weak or easily manipulated by others,” he said.
Najib also expressed gratitude that the Dewan Rakyat unanimously approved a motion on the tragedy involving Flight MH17, which was shot down in eastern Ukraine on July 17, at a special sitting on Wednesday.
“That is a good start for us as Muslims and Malaysians, as we demonstrated cohesiveness and strengthened solidarity as a nation, 1Malaysia,” he said.
The Prime Minister also urged Muslims to take heed of the efforts made to uphold and enhance Islamic teachings, in line with Islam as the religion of the Federation.
He drew attention to the fact that in Malaysia, Islam was practised in the framework of Maqasid Syariah through the approach of wasatiyyah (moderation) which totally rejected extremism and liberalism as they ran contrary to Islamic teachings.
On behalf of the Government, Najib also recorded his thanks to world leaders and the world community who extended sympathy and assistance to Malaysia in facing the MH370 and MH17 tragedies. — Bernama.
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