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Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari delivers his speech during the officiation of the Turath Islami festival at Masjid Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz in Section 14, Shah Alam, on May 26, 2024. — Picture by REMY ARIFIN/SELANGORKINI

Turath Islami festival strengthens Islamic scholarship, Muslims’ faith — MB

SHAH ALAM, May 26 — The organisation of the Turath Islami festival reflects the aspirations of the state government to enhance the culture of Islamic scholarship, thereby strengthening the faith of the Muslim community and fostering a better and more balanced society.

Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said this initiative aims, among other things, to prevent the polemic that efforts to uphold and develop Islam need to be carried out by inflaming public sentiment and emotions.

“The (Selangor) state government leadership believes that to elevate Islam, it should be filled with knowledge and spiritual activities prescribed by the religion rather than merely using sentiment and emotion.

“Therefore, the organisation of this festival is intended to impart useful knowledge, accompanied by zikir, selawat, and cultural and artistic activities that will ultimately shape our meaningful inner selves,” he said.

Amirudin was speaking during the festival’s officiation at Masjid Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz today, with over 1,000 visitors in attendance.

Turath Islami, running from today until June 2, features 11 events including the Daurah Hadis 40 programme, Al Wahyu: Islamic Scholarship Traditions of the Malay World Exhibition, lectures, academic discussions, and selawat programmes, involving 23 Islamic scholars and intellectuals from both within and outside Malaysia.

— Bernama

Attendees listening to the talk by former Egyptian grand mufti Ali Jum’ah during the Turath Islami festival at Masjid Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz in Section 14, Shah Alam, on May 26, 2024. — Picture by REMY ARIFIN/SELANGORKINI

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