KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 8 -- Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail urges Muslims in the country to celebrate Maulidur Rasul (Prophet Muhammad’s birthday) by holding knowledge events and performing good deeds.
Deputy Prime Minister said, in addition, they must also mingle with the less fortunate and approach those who had yet to know Islam and Prophet Muhammad.
‘’These practices must be carried out so that the presence of the Prophet as Rahmatan lil Alamin (Blessing For The Whole World) is continually felt by Muslims worldwide.
‘’As such, let us emulate the leadership virtues of Prophet Mohamed and his struggle covering various aspects of our lives,’’ she said in her message in conjunction with the Maulidur Rasul celebration 1441H.
In conjunction with the Maulidul Rasul celebration this year, the Deputy Prime Minister also reminded Muslims that the celebration of the birth of Prophet Muhammad was not merely remembering stories of his struggles as a historical rhetoric but on the other hand to realise the difficulty of the path of his struggle before achieving success.
Dr Wan Azizah said Muslims were advised to look at the Prophet’s humanitarian virtues which had no comparison because he was very concerned at the needs and weaknesses of a human being.
‘’He guided more than he punished. He sympathised more than criticising or scolding. He more often prayed to allah for the well-being of Muslims compared to praying for his benefit,’’ she said.
At the end of her message, Dr Wan Azizah wished Muslims ‘’Salam Maulidur Rasul 1441H”.
MEANWHILE, Parti Keadilan Rakyat president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said every Muslim had a duty to champion the weak and derelict without taking into account racial and religious backgrounds in a multi-racial country like Malaysia.
He said Muslims had a long way to go to be viewed as a concerned and progressive group if they could not understand the duty.
‘’The ideas of Prophet Mohamed on justice, equality, strongly rejecting narrow racist ideas and ideologies, and his firmness in fighting depravity and cruelty must be understood with the commitment to interpret it in the direction of reform in our community system.
‘’How can it be possible too if we proudly discuss Islam when there are those who are still crushed by and encountering poverty and marginalisation,’’ said Anwar in his address in conjunction with the Maulidul Rasul 1441H on his Facebook.
The Port Dickson Member of Parliament said the 12 of Rabi’ul-Awwal every year is a very important date for Muslims worldwide because it was the day of the birth of Prophet Muhammad.
‘’The idea and principle brought by Prophet Muhammad are clearly not something alien for everyone who is a Muslim.
‘’As followers of Prophet Muhammad, his history and struggle is a basis we depend on and follow in undergoing and moulding the journey of life,’’ he added.