Maulidur Rasul: Emulate the honesty, integrity, accountability shown by Prophet Muhammad SAW – King

Screengrab of Maulidur Rasul celebration in PICC from TV1 live telecast.

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 28: The national level celebration of Maulidur Rasul, which marks the birthday of Prophet Muhammad SAW, was held at the Putra International Convention Centre here today.

The event was graced by the King, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and Queen Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his wife, Dato’ Seri Dr. Wan Azizah, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Minister of Agriculture and Food Security Datuk Seri Mohamad Sabu as well as senior government officials and foreign dignitaries.

In his speech at the event, the King called on Muslims to emulate the character of Prophet Muhammad SAW, renowned for his honesty, integrity, accountability in all matters.

His Majesty also pointed out how the culture of slander had led to the fall, collapse of civilisations and the great powers of the world, reminding the need of the people to stay clear of slander and lies.

He also expressed confidence that Malaysia will reach the pinnacle of success when the Prophet’s noble character serve as the basis of the country’s governance.

The recipient of the Prime Maulidur Rasul SAW Award for this year was Professor. Dato’ Dr. Syed Othman bin Syed Husin Al-Habshi, while six others received the Maulidur Rasul SAW awards.

BERNAMA further reported that cabinet ministers extended Maulidur Rasul greetings to all Muslims.

Several Cabinet ministers have extended greetings on the occasion of Maulidur Rasul through social media to all Muslims and invited them to recite selawat (blessings) upon Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the life and struggles of the Prophet are a highly valuable reference for all parties in the development of a nation.

“The tenacity and steadfastness of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in facing challenges and difficulties while spreading the message of Islam with determination and courage serve as an example for us, (reminding us) that we are required to be patient, persistent and resolute in leading change to achieve the desired success.

“Let this day be the day to reflect and embrace the mahmudah (praiseworthy) traits of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and practise his values, especially in strengthening unity, appreciating the diversity that Allah has ordained and respecting the various ethnicities, cultures and religions in Malaysia,” he said.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Dr Mohd Na’im Mokhtar called on Muslims to follow Allah’s commands and practise all the sayings of the Prophet.  He also prayed for the love and affection of the ummah towards Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) to continue to flourish.

“Indeed, the life of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is an excellent example for us to follow as it illuminates human life with divine light.  May we be among those who receive his syafaat (intercession) on the Day of Judgement,” he said.

According to Education Minister Fadhlina Sidek the exemplary character of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) serves as a guide for all in line with the ‘Karamah Insaniah’ (respect for the dignity of mankind) approach which uplifts dignity and self-worth through the cultivation of etiquette, morality and integrity.

The Minister of Communications and Digital Fahmi Fadzil urged Muslims to practise the Prophet’s sunnah (practices, habits and traditions).  He also prayed for all Muslims to continue becoming better individuals than before.  

Similarly, Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change Minister Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad said one of the ways to demonstrate love for Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is by emulating his sunnah.

Meanwhile, Investment, Trade and Industry Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz called on Muslims to appreciate and emulate the brotherhood between the Prophet and his companions, in line with this year’s Maulidur Rasul theme ‘Perpaduan Teras Malaysia Madani’ (Unity is the core of Malaysia MADANI).