Avoid Bickering, Sultan Mizan Tells Muslims

Published On August 18, 2012 |

KUALA TERENGGANU – The Sultan of Terengganu Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin has called on Muslims to avoid quarrels, misunderstanding, and clash of opinions with each other.

He said the bickering could give way to enemies of Islam to interfere in the administration of the country and cause division among Muslims.

Any split occurring on the premise of a struggle will not benefit anybody, he said in his Aidilfitri message issued here today.

Sultan Mizan said Islamic history had shown that disunity had led to the collapse of the Islamic empire and governments.

He said history seemed to have repeated itself over and over again as in the case of turmoil in several Islamic countries like Syria and Egypt.

In conjunction with the Aidilfitri celebration themed ‘Understanding the Foundation of Muslim Unity’, he reminded Muslims to continue to forgive each other, and visit relatives, neighbours and friends.

He said the good practice should not only thrive during the month of Shawal, but should also be continued all times to foster closer relationship between Muslims as it was the key to the strength of the ummah (Muslim community).

Sultan Mizan urged the people to be remorseful and thankful for peace and prosperity showered upon them by giving alms to the less fortunate. – BERNAMA