Anwar urges Muslims to embrace Islamic values in nation's development


SHAH ALAM: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has urged Muslims in the country to make Malaysia a Madani nation centred on the strength, spirit, and essence of Islam.

He said the country's development must also be achieved and driven not only by exploring discoveries but must be rooted in the strength of Islamic faith and morals.

"As our shared responsibility, let's live by increasing your sincerity and embrace this spirit in our daily lives,” he said.

He said this in a brief speech at the “Darul Ehsan Berselawat” programme, which was held in conjunction with the Turath Islami Festival Selangor, at the Shah Alam Stadium grounds here on Sunday (June 2).

Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari and former Grand Mufti of Egypt Prof Dr Ali Jum’ah were also present at the closing of the programme, which was attended by about 50,000 people.

Anwar also called on Muslims to return to embodying and practising the spirit of Islam in all circumstances and places.

He said such efforts must from a sincere conscience, be it at home, school, office or when carrying out duties in ministries or as government officers.

The Prime Minister also thanked Amirudin and the Selangor government for their initiative in organising the programme. – Bernama

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