KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has called on Muslims to emulate the four qualities of Prophet Muhammad saying they were vital to achieve excellence.
The Prime Minister said sidiq (sincerity), amanah (trustworthiness), tabligh (ability to deliver) and fatanah (wisdom) should serve as an inspiration to spur the community towards becoming more progressive.
“Community leaders, administrators, professionals and all Muslims should strive to possess these qualities and emulate the prophet’s ways in our actions and work,” he said in his message in conjunction with Prophet Muhammad’s birthday yesterday.
Najib said the prophet’s agenda to strengthen unity and to make the ummah progressive should be instilled in Muslims.
“Such was the greatness of the prophet’s resolve to educate the people who were ignorant, quarrelsome and divided to become united.
“Therefore, on the birthday of Prophet Muhammad, let us carve a path of unity through the diversification of race, religion and beliefs to establish an intact and a strong Malaysian race,” he said.
Najib said Prophet Muhammad did not achieve success easily but through strategic and consistent planning, consultation and implementation.
The Battle of Khandak for example, was proof that the prophet and his friends planned and acted collectively and creatively, he said.
In that war the Muslim army led by the prophet defeated the enemy.
Najib said the prophet’s forces were defeated in the Battle of Uhud due to their indiscipline and lack of systematic planning.
In fact, “Allah” (God) had clearly shown how important it was to have strategic planning to achieve success, he said.
The Government had focused on several plans and missions to bring development and prosperity to the country.
Besides the 1Malaysia concept of “People First, Performance Now” there is the Govern-ment Transformation Programme (GTP), the New Economic Model (NEM), the 10th Malaysia Plan (10MP) and Vision 2020.
“The 1Malaysia concept will spur the people to realise Vision 2020 while the NEM and 10MP are our commitment in the next 10 years.
“The livelihood of the people must be based on moderation and equality with fair distribution of wealth so that fairness can be planned holistically without marginalising any group from national development.”
Najib said Prophet Muhammad was an excellent example for the people to emulate.
“The prophet’s moral values, integrity and leadership transformation are beyond comparison. The prophet’s examples should serve as a source of inspiration for us, the ummah, to achieve excellence and strength.” — Bernama
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