A letter from a Mufti

AS empathetic people everywhere – including in Malaysia – reel from the devastating impact of the Israel-Hamas war, a letter from the Mufti of Singapore shines a light on the path to the truest form of spiritual understanding. Dr Nazirudin Mohd Nasir wrote to the republic’s Chief Rabbi, Mordechai Abergel, on Oct 13, following the outbreak of hostilities on Oct 7.

When I read that letter I knew from my 30-year spiritual search that it shows the very best and truest ihsan, or human values, from the heart of the Prophet Himself. Muslims in Malaysia who have been quick to talk about vengeance and retaliation – not to mention boycotts that would do nothing but harm fellow Muslim workers – need to read this letter, for it will surely give them pause and make them think about their souls and salvation in the hereafter.

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