THE Raja Muda of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail, urged Malaysian students studying in the Middle East to turn away from extremism.
Tuanku Syed Faizuddin, who is also Perlis Malay Customs and Islamic Religious Council (MAIPs) president, said extremism was not in concert with Islam which upholds moderation.
“Avoid accepting information wholesale and refer to authoritative sources to verify it first,” he said during a Friendly Brotherhood Programme gathering of Madinah Islamic University held at Movenpick Hotel, Madinah in Saudi Arabia.
The programme was jointly organised by MAIPs and the Tuanku Syed Putra Foundation.
During the recent event, the Raja Muda handed over contributions from MAIPs and the foundation totalling RM24,000 to 12 Perlis students of the university.
They were among 200 Malaysian students enrolled at the university.
For the sake of their future, he urged them to focus on their studies while maintaining the attitude of moderation.
Tuanku Syed Faizuddin also stressed the importance of mastering English which is a medium for international communication and also to strengthen their mastery of the Arabic language which is the key to knowledge on Arabian soil.
He also hoped the Islamic Studies students would learn value-added skills such as oratory, management and accounting to improve their marketability. — Bernama