Mohammad Hashim Kamali’s speech at the IAIS Interfaith Refugee Day in conjunction with World Interfaith Harmony Week

Main Article Content

Muthanna Saari

Abstract

Let me warmly welcome every one of you for making the effort to be with us here in this collective effort, to make this occasion a success. Your presence here  is very meaningful. I am very heartened to see representatives and speakers of nearly all faith communities in Malaysia, in the multi-religious community of Malaysia. It is not very often that we all come together; this occasion itself is  a moment to celebrate. We are here to celebrate the World Interfaith Harmony Week in connection with Interfaith Refugee Day. There are certain events that combine both happiness and sorrow and I think this is one of them; happiness because we are together for a noble cause, and we are together to commemorate also the noble efforts of people or who have introduced such events as the World Interfaith Harmony Week. But it is also a moment for sorrow; look at those faces, those are not odd individuals, and we read that there are more than 65 million displaced, dispossessed people and refugees.

Article Details

Section
Significant Developments, Speeches and Events