MONDAY, 2 MARCH
– Good values in Islam should be made the foundation in creating unity and harmony among the community through the support of all parties, regardless of race and religion.
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Vice-Chancellor, Professor Datuk Dr. Mohd Harun Abdullah said, in terms of preserving religious harmony, Muslims and non-Muslims should play a role in solving any problems related to claims, rationally and reasonably.
“Emotional attitude and selfishness need to be restricted using logic and rationalism centred on justice. Even when confronted with conflict, negotiation is the best solution.
“Choosing confrontation and acting beyond limit of humanity such as terrorism does not reflect the teachings of Islam itself, and should be avoided to ensure the integrity of a society and nation,” he said.
He said this when officiating the Maulidur Rasul 1436H/2015M, UMS level at the Main Lecture Hall Complex 2.
Touching on the Maulidur Rasul celebration, he urged all UMS staff and students to adopt the birth of Prophet Muhammad S.A.W as a role model and and good example of best practice in everyday life.
Datuk Harun added , the term Al-Amin by the Quraysh to the Prophet reflected his majesty’s noble qualities such siddiq, tabliq and fatanah in providing excellent service to the community.
Themed ‘Perpaduan Nadi Transformasi Negara’, the event was filled with various programmes such as video presentations of charity projects done by UMS and a Qasidah presentation by the Al-Hafidz Islamic Primary School, Tuaran besides a talk on Maulidur Rasul by the guest speaker, Ustaz Das’ad Latif. – MA (fl)
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