Muslims who spread libelous rumours about individuals, including state leaders, are immoral and not practising the principles of Islam, said Yayasan Dakwah Islamiah Malaysia (Yadim) president
Senator Ashraf Wajdi Dusuki.
He said it was sad that during the holy month of Ramadan, there were some Muslims who still spread lies without thinking about sin and reward at all.
"If we say we are Muslim fighters, it should be in line with Islamic morality. The important thing is we need to ensure the country's peace and stability and not invite trouble," he told reporters after the 'Iktikaf Ramadan Sahabat Yadim' programme at the Sultan Ibrahim Mosque in Muar yesterday.
Also present was Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Razali Ibrahim.
Ashraf Wajdi said the two Islamic principles which should be practiced mainly in the cyber defamation era, were to think well about others and to investigate the truth or falsity of any information.
He also advised Muslims to return to the true Islamic teachings by studying the Al-Quran.
On the inaugural programme, Ashraf Wajdi said university students across the country were gathered to internalise Islamic teachings.