PUTRAJAYA, — Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today called on Muslims in the country to do more good deeds and to strengthen relationships between them in conjunction with Ramadan.
“Let us enliven this holy month with meaningful activities in upholding the teachings of Islam,” he said in his message in conjunction with Ramadan.
He said Ramadan should be filled with noble deeds while conflicts between fellow Muslims should be avoided.
Muhyiddin also said that Ramadan brought challenges to all Muslims to “fight” against elements that could undermine their inner strength to the extent of affecting the ummah (Muslim community).
“The inner strength being tested throughout Ramadan is actually the threshold for Muslims to unite and rid themselves of all negative feelings to pave the way for Muslims to be the best community as enjoined in the Quran,” he said.
Muhyiddin said Ramadan was also a time for Muslims to intensify religious practices and to realise the sufferings of other Muslims, especially in countries experiencing turmoil.
“The life endowed by Allah upon Muslims in this country is a huge blessing and enjoyment.”
He said it was the duty of Muslims here to continue to be grateful for the prevailing peace and harmony which enabled them to enjoy a better life compared to some of their brethren who had to go through Ramadan in a strife-torn situation where there were not enough food and other supplies.
The deputy prime minister wished all Muslims in Malaysia a happy Ramadan. — BERNAMA