Abim reps call on Dalai Lama, discuss issues on religious harmony

PETALING JAYA: Representatives from the Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (Abim) paid a visit to the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso at his official residence in Dharamsala, India, recently.

Abim president Muhammad Faisal Abdul Aziz said that among the issues that were discussed included promoting religions as tools of peace.

“It is important for us as the religious community to work together to promote religions as the source of peace not conflict,” he said in a video posted by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Facebook.

The Tibetan spiritual leader, who donned a traditional Malay songkok given by Muhammad Faisal, said that he was committed to promote interfaith harmony.

“One of my commitments, in this life, is the promotion of religious harmony.

“We’re all brothers and sisters of this world. There’s no reason (to) quarrel in the name of religion,” he said to an audience that also comprised other NGOs from the United States and Sweden.

On Twitter, Muhammad Faisal said Abim also gifted the Dalai Lama with an English translation of the Quran and a copy of the "Islam and Buddhist Eco-Dialogue" book.

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