Dakwah approach should adapt to changing times

KOTA BHARU – The approach of dakwah (Islamic propagation) should be updated and appropriate with situation to effectively deliver the true message of Islam, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Seri Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri.

He said through that, Islam will be seen as a religion of peace and not promoting extremism.

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“We want to highlight that Islam can adapt to changing times and circumstances.

“Therefore, dakwah should be carried out in full of wisdom,” he told reporters after officiating the Kelantan state-level Yayasan Dakwah Islamiah Malaysia (YADIM) Open Day at Dewan Jubli Perak here today.

Meanwhile, Zulkifli said a seminar on financial management in performing umrah or minor pilgrimage would be held to prevent Muslims from becoming victims of fraudulent companies that handle umrah packages.

He was commenting on news report that a total of 3,883 cases of violations of the umrah package agreement between organisers and pilgrims were recorded between 2012 and 2018, involving a total claim of more than RM24.1 million.

— BERNAMA