PM Urges Muslims To Master The Quran
He said they should not only be able to recite the verses in it but must understand well the language used to appreciate their deep meaning.
"If we are able to master the Holy Book, we will gain a tremendous amount of knowledge that will be useful in our lives here and the hereafter," he said at a Quran recital ceremony held at the official residence of Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman, here Sunday.
The Prime Minister who came with his wife Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah to attend the ceremony, said the Quran taught that it is important for Muslims to seek knowledge for their own betterment.
He also hoped changes made to school curricula to help Muslims students to master the Quran would hold them in good stead.
Earlier, Abdullah and Jeanne were greeted on arrival at the Sultan Ismail International Airport in Senai by Ghani, his wife Prof Datin Dr Jemilah Ariffin, state executive councillors and Johor Umno leaders.
Also present at tonight's function were were cabinet ministers from Johor. Among them were Education Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin.
After the Quran recital ceremony, the Prime Minister and his wife broke fast with those present before performing the Maghrib and Tarawih prayers.
They left for Kuala Lumpur after the Tarawih prayers ended.