Muslims should be wary of prejudiced views, says Salleh Said

Salleh Said Keruak

(The Rakyat Post) – Muslims need to vet the views spread by certain quarters who harbour ill-feelings towards others.

Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak said not all views disseminated, including through the Internet, newspapers and magazines were true.

“We live in a period where there is a lot of slander, lies, jealousy and craze for status.

“Vicious views not only damage people’s honour, but are also detrimental to Islamic teachings and its followers,” he told Bernama after attending a Maulidur Rasul celebration, here, today.

Also present were Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan, who is also Kota Belud Member of Parliament, Sabah Agriculture and Food Industry Assistant Minister Datuk Musbah Jamli, who is also Tempasuk Assemblyman, and district officer Abdul Gari Itam.

Salleh, who is also Usukan assemblyman, said as people of the Islamic faith, Muslims should not follow bad gossip about others and listening to views which could poison their minds.

He said Islam clearly enjoins its followers to always think well and not to be prejudiced against others.