Don't play into the hands of 'enemies of Islam', Hadi tells Muslims

ARFA YUNUS


ALOR STAR: Pas President Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang today reminded Muslims in the country to not play into the hands of the "enemies of Islam" who are trying to disunite them.


In his opening speech at the 63rd Muktamar here today, Hadi said Muslims, especially those who are active in politics, should hold on to the teachings of the Quran and Sunnah as guidance.


"What's improtant is we don't allow ourselves from being lulled to sleep, especially in this modern political (age)," he said.


The Marang Member of Parliament also expressed disappointment with "some Muslims" who allowed themselves to become tools of the "enemies of Islam".


He said, the group only took in "bits of Islamic teachings" and allowed themselves to be used in an agenda to destroy fellow Muslims.


"Some Muslims get too excited to the extent that they didn't realised that they are actually being used as pawns in a chess game that are led by people who have bad intentions against Islam," he added.


Without naming any political parties, Hadi was believed that to be referring to Pas splinter party, Parti Amanah Negara (PAN) which is currently working together with Pas' former ally, DAP.


Pas had ended its ties with DAP in 2015 after the latter condemned the Islamic party's effort to table a Private Member's Bill to empower the Syariah Courts.


In the meantime, Hadi said that in order to avoid disagreements, Malaysians should learn from Sabah and Sarawak about living harmoniously despite having diverse ethnic and religious groups.


He said, the people of Borneo have lived in unity and harmony for decades and know how to manage various ethnicities at their respective states.


"We realise that there are obstacles in achieving unity but our friends in Sabah and Sarawak have been doing this for a long time.


"This is something that we can learn from because living in harmony regardless of race and religion will help us improve in terms of physical and spiritual development."