No politics in Selangor mosques, says Ruler
SABAK BERNAM, Aug 11 — Sultan Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah yesterday said he does not condone any form of politicking in mosques in the state.
“This covers all political parties regardless of government parties or opposition,” he said at the opening of the Kampung Binjai Jaya Mosque, in Sungai Panjang, here.
He wanted the surau and mosque facilities to be preserved and not misused by Muslims. Instead, he wanted them to make full use of the facilities to enhance religious faith and increase religious activities.
“The mosque is the best place for us to unite,” he said.
Sultan Sharafuddin said he did not condone sermons, religious teachings and religious lectures that were held at mosques to include political ideologies, accusations and condemnations among Muslims.
“Such action will create hatred and eventually cause disunity among Muslims, specifically Malays,” he added.
Work on the RM5.27 million Kampung Binjay Jaya Mosque started in 2007 and was completed in 2010. — Bernama