Malaysia is one of Asia’s friendliest and most tolerant countries, where people of different races and religions live in harmony. Well, it has been proved yet again.
Recently, a video clip posted on Twitter by a user @saifyakhtar capturing a Sikh doctor delivering a preach to the mosque’s congregation, garnered a lot of attention from the netizens.
During the holy month of Ramadan, it is common for the mosque committees to invite “ustazs” to give sermons and religious lectures to their congregations. However, Saidina Abu Bakar As-Siddiq Mosque in Bangsar deviated from tradition by inviting a Sikh physician to present a talk on stopping smoking in its place.
Saify Akhtar remarked that “Lectures in mosques is nothing out of ordinary, but usually the topics lean on religious values. Last Friday’s lecture reminds me of the golden age of Islam where mosques are also repurposed as a palace of knowledge.”
Furthermore, he also encourages more mosques to do this. “Invite more subject matter experts regardless of their religion. This is how we can attract people to go to the masjid. A place of worship and knowledge.” he shared.
This clip has garnered over 291.5K views with 3,277 likes along with 1,647 retweets.
The 16-second video has attracted Malaysians, praising the kind and thoughtful act.
Check out the full video here:-
More than a place of worship. 🕌
Last Friday, Saidina Abu Bakar Mosque invited a Sikh doctor to give a lecture inside a mosque.
It was a well timed topic on how Ramadhan is the best month to quit smoking , & he offered to help. pic.twitter.com/tGVuQOwFm5
— Saify Akhtar 🇲🇾🇸🇬🇵🇰 (@saifyakhtar) April 11, 2023