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King Salman: Observe moderation in preaching in a multiracial nation

 | February 28, 2017

He urges students to practise the way of Islam that is full of mercy and compassion.


KUALA LUMPUR: Develop the country based on Islamic principles, observe moderation in preaching in a multiracial and multireligious nation, and practise the way of Islam that is full of mercy and compassion.

This is the message visiting King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia delivered to Malaysian students and former students of universities in Saudi Arabia.

He delivered the message in Arabic when he met these students, who included Saudi Arabians studying in the country, at a hotel here.

Saudi Arabian Alumni Association president Jaafar Salleh said King Salman, who is the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, advised Malaysian students to help develop the country based on Islamic principles.

He wanted them to put into practice the knowledge gained for the advancement of the Muslim community in Malaysia.

Dr Abdul Basit, lecturer at the Sultan Ismail Petra International Islamic College, in Kota Bharu, said he would foster the message to continue practising in daily life the way of Islam that was full of mercy and compassion.

Basit, who is a former student of the Islamic University of Medina, said he was grateful to have received sponsorship from the Saudi Arabian government for his studies from 1988 to 2006 when he received his doctorate in shariah.

“At the meeting today, King Salman advised us to observe moderation in preaching, especially in a multiracial and multi-religious country,” he said.

Jaafar said King Salman advised Saudi Arabian students in Malaysia to acquire knowledge that could be used to develop their own country.

“We are grateful and appreciate the contribution of the Saudi Arabian government which financed us in terms of scholarship, living expenses, board and lodging, and return air tickets,” he said.

King Salman is on a four-day state visit to Malaysia from Sunday at the invitation of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Muhammad V.


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