KAJANG – A strategic partnership between the Islamic Development Department (Jakim) and corporate companies needs to be established in order to provide an understanding of the true message of Islam in the country.
Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki said Islam was practiced in Malaysia in a moderate manner and it should be maintained that way by providing an understanding to the multi-religious community within a true knowledge framework.
“Malaysia is an Islamic state as defined in the country’s constitution and missionary agendas should be harnessed together and in synergy,” he said at the second Jakim and chief executive officers of Malaysian corporations official meet here Friday night.
Asyraf said the missionary efforts should not only be among government agencies but also involved private companies so that the understanding of Islam could be improved among all segments of society, including non-Muslims.
“We have to make them understand that Islam is a dynamic religion and not extreme, rigid or archaic, but evergreen and has mercy towards all, including non-Muslims,” he said.
The event was organised by Jakim’s Corporate Missionary Secretariat, a steering committee for the implementation of programmes and missionary activities in Malaysia’s corporate sector. – BERNAMA