The beautiful history of how Parameswara founded the land and how Islam found its way to Tanah Melayu were among the highlights of Muzakarah Sultan Nazrin Muizzudin Shah, held recently at Casuarina@Meru on February 6.
Attended by a few Malay key figures in Perak, such as Menteri Besar, Dato’ Seri DiRaja Dr Zambry Kadir and the Mufti of Perak, Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr Haji Harussani Zakaria, it was Sultan Nazrin Muizzudin Shah’s speech that grabbed the attention of the almost 500 audience when he talked about the importance of staying on the right path.
“The despicable acts of some must not be taken lightly because it may lead to destruction. We may have reached our independence but we are still being colonised by money, power and materialism. The Malays must return back to the faith and pillars of Islam in order to avoid destruction among us,” said Sultan Nazrin.
The Muzakkarah (Arabic for Discussion) also saw Sultan Nazrin expressing his concern about manners, playing fair and justice, “I was enchanted by the concept of justice and manners by Syed Muhammad Naquib Al-Attas in his book entitled On Justice and The Nature of Man. Syed was trying to explain the correlation between the act of justice and the behaviour of man. Justice is a quality act of a human being that comes from moral excellence,” he said.
As Islam is currently the second biggest religion in the world, Sultan Nazrin then added that it takes more than just a number of believers to change how the world views Islam. It also relies on the success made at the intellectual and economic level.
“The Malays were given access to the road of success, yet due to the misbehaviour of some, such as getting involved in bribery, breach of trusts and the misuse of power, have become the reason why many are still left behind. This must change,” added Sultan Nazrin.