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Muslims Should Overlook Small Differences To Stay United - Ahmad Zahid

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PETALING JAYA - Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has urged Muslims to avoid trivial differences in opinion, especially when they were in the mosque which could lead to a split among them.

On the other hand, he said the Muslim community should hold to three principles of unifying the mind, heart and action which could translate into better individual Muslims.

"In unifying the mind, I understand even though there are various colours that interest us, but for Islam and the race, we have to set aside the differences.

"The second principle is unifying our hearts, if we think as one but our hearts are not, there will be pressure among us.

"The third principle must be unity in action which could translate into our thinking to establish a peaceful country,'' he said after terawih prayers at the Kota Damansara Mosque here tonight.

Also present were Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar, FAMA chairman Tan Sri Badruddin Amiruldin and Selangor police chief Datuk Seri Abdul Samah Mat.

Ahmad Zahid, who is also home minister, also announced efforts to obtain funds to upgrade the mosque, especially for a new worker quarters.

-BERNAMA