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Fasting Makes One Pious, Better Human Being – PM

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KUALA LUMPUR – Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has reminded Muslims in the country to regard fasting as training oneself to be more pious and to be better human beings.

The Prime Minister also said that fasting taught forbearance against worldly temptations, as well as empathy for the less fortunate.

“This is part of the meaning of Ramadan which we should all experience together, so that it may teach us to become Muslims who are more humble and human beings who are more grateful, and subsequently receive the mercy and blessings of Allah, InsyaAllah (God willing),” he said in his latest post on his blog,, Monday.

Najib also called on Muslims to fast with the intention to worship Allah, besides understanding the true meaning of Ramadan, which was more than just abstaining from food, drink and lust.

“Alhamdulillah (Praise be to God), we have completed two weeks of fasting in Malaysia in peace and harmony, with no lack of choice in food for the breaking of fast during the month of Ramadan this year,” he said.

He also included a few verses of the Quran and Hadith in the post titled ‘Understanding the Meaning of Ramadan’.



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