12 Aug '17, 3am

Masagos calls on Islamic teachers to strengthen moderation, work with other groups in society

SINGAPORE - As extremist interpretations of Islam gain ground around the world, Islamic religious teachers in Singapore can do more to keep the Muslim community from falling prey to such influences, said Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli on Saturday (Aug 12). They must continue to hone their efforts at preaching moderation and teaching Islam in line with the country's multi-cultural, multi-religious context, he said. And, they must also walk the talk, he pointed out, as he urged them to stay active not just in Muslim bodies, but in grassroots organisations and non-Muslim welfare groups as well. "This will make you ambassadors of Islam who contribute to the good of all," Mr Masagos told about 300 asatizah, or religious teachers, in a speech in Malay at a convention of religious teachers organised by the Singapore Islamic Scholars and Religiou...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/masagos-calls-on-is...

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