KLANG: Selangor Ruler Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah and the Tengku Permaisuri Selangor Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin have conveyed early Hari Raya Aidilfitri greetings to Muslims in Selangor and the rest of Malaysia.
Sultan Sharafuddin also reminded everyone to distance themselves from sinful conduct such as spreading slander or fake news that could adversely affect the community during the holy month of Ramadan.
"I would also like to take this opportunity to urge the Malays to continue to be united, not to have differences and complain about each other to prevent disunity," said the Ruler.
He added that Hari Raya this time around was being celebrated in a very different atmosphere at a time when Muslims the world over were being challenged by the spread of the dangerous Covid-19 pandemic.
"What is important is that the people must always be in unison to ensure the pandemic is able to be controlled and the nation's economy continues to be strong.
"I would like to remind that the usual practice during celebrating Hari Raya must be changed by us temporarily in accordance with the new norms," said Sultan Sharafuddin.
The Ruler added that the practice of visiting each other and greeting each other with the salam (clasping each other's hands) was not suitable at the moment in order to avoid the risk of infection.
"The practice of returning to hometowns, which requires crossing state borders, must also be avoided.
"Do not gather or organise open houses that may result in new infection clusters," said Sultan Sharafuddin.
The Ruler said even though the number of new Covid-19 infections in Selangor was showing a decrease, there was a need to continue being cautious.
"I will continue to pray that Selangor, which we love, and its people will continue being protected by Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala as a progressive, peaceful and harmonious state free from calamity, catastrophe and all tragedies that we do not wish for," said Sultan Sharafuddin.
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