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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Respect other religions and races, Muslims urged

PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has called on all Muslims to exercise religious tolerance and show mutual respect for other races as dictated in the Quran. This, the Prime Minister said, would in turn win them the respect from those of other faiths and backgrounds.

Najib said Islam was brought to the world as a universal religion. It called on followers not to hate people of any race or faith, especially if it could cause the latter to be treated unfairly, he added.

He said it was important for Muslims to closely look into the teachings as these observed the religious requirements during Ramadan and celebrated Nuzul Al-Quran, which was when the Quran was passed down to man.

“Islam is a religion for all, and it enforces a universal concept that looks out for all races while also teaching us not to criticise other religions because it will only cause the others to criticise us even more,” he told staff of the Prime Minister’s Department at its monthly gathering yesterday.

Najib also called on them to learn the lesson for change that Ramadan, the Quran and also Malaysia’s independence had to teach.

“Change is, therefore, not something new as it something that is even taught by Islam and (if we embrace it) can help bring success to our country,” he said.

“So, let’s look at how we can bring the change necessary to transform our country once again.” - The Star

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