RANTAU PANJANG, Dec 19, 2015:
Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob said the recently held Multaqa Al-Azhar Malaysia 2015 by students who studied in Egypt was for the solidarity of the ummah.
“In my view, the event is more of a mahasabah (self-assessment). I would think that all parties, non-governmental organisations and everyone, wants to see unity prevail in the country.
“Through the Multaqa we will be able to observe what the real factors are that prevent us from achieving unity that we can be confident of,” he told reporters after opening Bazar Siti Fatimah here today. According to him, what is most important is that people refer to mahabah (affection) and love created by the Prophet Muhammad in Medina.
He said this was important because mahasabah would create goodwill in the country.
It is understood that the Multaqa which ended yesterday approved seven resolutions, one of which called for political cooperation between the two largest Muslim parties in Malaysia, PAS and Umno.
At the event were Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak who extended his courtesy to Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.
Najib had said during the recent Umno annual general assembly that his party would reach out to PAS.
The proposed alliance has been well received by several leaders, including the mufti in several states who have reminded Muslims that unity among them was essential to the welfare of the community.