ARAU:The Raja Muda of Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail urged Muslims to do away with extremist political views that could disrupt the racial unity in the country.
"Now is the time for Muslims to work hand in hand with other and be modest. They should also set aside all ideological disputes.
"Failing to do so could lead to a situation that is detrimental to our society. This should not be something that we pass down to our future generations," he said today.
He also reminded politicians to refrain from carrying out any political activities within the vicinity of mosques, and for the mosque officials to protect the sanctity of the place.
"Mosque officials should make avoid and reject any form of political talk at mosques," he said, adding that public should also disregard any 'ceramah' held at places of worship.
Syed Faizuddin also urged the Muslims not to be deceived by meager issues propagated by unruly parties.
"As the official religion of the country, the mosques are regarded as the best platform to improve and increase camaraderie-ship between Muslims. This was something proved by Prophet Muhammad himself."
Syed Faizuddin later handed over RM30,000 tithes (zakat) by Majlis Agama Islam dan Adat Istiadat Melayu Perlis (MAIPS) to some 47 people in Arau.
Also present were MNRB Group chief executive officer, Mohd Din Merican, MAIPS chief executive officer Abdul Malik Hussin and Barisan Nasional (BN) parliamentary candidate for Arau parliamentary seat Datuk Seri Dr Shahidan Kassim.