Caretaker prime minister Najib Abdul Razak called on Malaysians to learn the lessons from the Isra and Miraj (Prophet Muhammad's ascension to heaven) event to boost synergy and spirit in defending the sovereignty of the country.
He said all Malaysians should be aware of the evil intentions of the Zionist regime who have always attacked and raised issues and polemics, including in Malaysia.
As such, Najib said the people must ensure that such intentions and agendas needed to be opposed and blocked as it could destroy the country.
“Do not be surprised that there has been the touch of the Zionists in some organisations, including political organisations who are seeking victory because they aspire to take control of the country.
“We cannot bear to see our beloved land being sold by those who have no love for the country,” he said in his speech at the national-level Isra and Miraj celebration 1439H at the Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque in Putrajaya today.
Speaking of the efforts to liberate the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Palestine from the grip of the ‘Zionist’ regime, Najib said Muslims around the world, who have now reached 1.8 billion in population, must unite and avoid division.
“Muslims represent a big voice on the international stage, but the huge number (in population) does not bring about strength if we are often at loggerheads, defaming and fighting (each other).
“In Islam, different opinions are permissible. However, disunity of the people is strictly forbidden as that can destroy the country,” he said.
As such, Najib said a wholesome approach was needed in order to sustain peace, since the latest projection showed that the Muslims population would reach 3 billion by 2050.
The event, organised by the Islamic Development Department (Jakim) in collaboration with the MyAQSA Foundation, was held for the first time to bring the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest mosque for Muslims, closer to the hearts and minds of Malaysians.
Present was the grand imam of the Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Ekrima Sa'eed Sabri, who is also the former mufti of Palestine.