Religious scholars must preach moderation to do away with extremism, says Ahmad Zahid

Published on 8 May 2024 6:40:09 PM

Religious scholars must utilise their leadership by practising empathy and preaching moderation to instil unity among nations, says Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

In his closing speech to religious scholars from various countries gathered in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday (May 8 ) at the Asian Ulama Council 2024, the Deputy Prime Minister said that ulama should also be advisers to policy makers by advocating tolerance and guiding a middle path to do away with the ideas that Muslim religious scholars were extremists in nature.

At the event, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Dr Mohd Na’im Mokhtar called on the Muslims to go beyond their own school of thought and stop being divisive.