Ramadan-related events must comply with religious authorities's regulations, says Mohd Na'im

KUALA LUMPUR: Knowledge-sharing or religious events during Ramadan must be organised in compliance with the regulations set by state religious authorities, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Dr Mohd Na’im Mokhtar.

He said this in a statement to remind all accredited Islamic preachers in the country to respect and uphold the sanctity of the holy month of Ramadan while luring Muslims to enliven the mosques and surau with religious activities.

“The holy and blessed month of Ramadan should be filled with activities to build faith and cultivate a sense of accountability to Allah.

“Let us enliven this Ramadan by fasting, performing qiyam, solat tarawih and zikr, reading the Quran, giving alms and infaq, to strengthen our iman and taqwa and seeking forgiveness from Allah,” he said.

Mohd Na’im also called on Muslims to intensify prayers, perform solat hajat and recite Qunut Nazilah for the Palestinian people to be liberated from the grip of the Zionist regime of Israel, which has now killed more than 30,000 lives and injured more than 72,000 Muslims in Gaza.

He added, “I would also like to remind Muslims in the country to practice moderation and avoid wasting food during iftar”.

On Sunday (March 10), the Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal, Tan Sri Syed Danial Syed Ahmad, announced that Muslims in Malaysia would start Ramadan fasting on Tuesday (March 12). – Bernama