Do not insult, ridicule religion for the sake of freedom of expression –Al-Sultan Abdullah

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al- Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah has urged the people not to belittle, insult, humiliate or ridicule religions for the sake of freedom of expression.

His Majesty said, religion is not a subject to be joked about or something to be despised instead religion should be preserved and respected at all times.

“I am afraid if religion is used as a joke then such an act could fuel the flames of racism and destroy the unity between all races that has been built for a long time,” he said in conjunction with the Ma’al Hijrah 1444 celebration and commemoration of Warriors’ Day at the Federal Territory Mosque here this evening.

Also present at the event was Her Majesty Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah.

Those present at the event include Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Idris Ahmad and other Cabinet Ministers.

Taking the blessings of the coming Hijrah, His Majesty Al Sultan Abdullah urged the people to defend the gift and grace of the independence and sovereignty of the country.

“I pray to Allah to enlighten our hearts with peaceful spirit, avoiding attitudes that could invite disunity and protect the beloved country from any danger and disaster,” His Majesty said.

His Majesty Sultan Abdullah also said, in line with the theme “Malaysian Family Catalyst of Prosperity”, the Prophet Muhamad’s (SAW) Hijrah event should be made as a guideline to build a stable and prosperous country.

“From the grand happening, an Islamic country was born and this was the starting point for the growth and spread of Islam to the whole world. The building of Medina was the genuine unity and the multiple-society Islamic country which was the most successful in the history of politics in the world,” His Majesty said.

His Majesty Sultan Abdullah also urged that efforts should be framed so that all the people regardless of race and religion could live in unity, peaceful and prosperous under the Ruler’s Government that is sovereign and upholding the principles of the Federal Constitution.

Yang di-Pertuan Agong said, the demand of hijrah today is not just a migration but involving the transformation of the mind to create a living culture based on moral and ethics.

“The prejudicial mind, jealousy and always looking out for people’s fault is a bad character and will be in the wrath of Allah SWT. The bad characters will lead to negative effects that will blur the principles of justice, equity and will end up breaking the “ummah unity” and eliminate the country’s civilisation history,” His Majesty reiterated. –Malaysia World News


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