KUALA LUMPUR, April 12 – “Marhaban Ya Ramadan,” said UMNO President Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, hoping that this holy month will help the Muslims improve themselves in all aspects of life.
“Not only that we must stay away from things forbidden by Allah but also the permissible ones such as eating and drinking. This is the month to fully worship Allah the Almighty,” he said.
The Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman also related about how he and his family spent time together in making preparation for the holy month.
“For me, family is everything. In thick or thin, they never left me alone. They are my heart and soul,” he added.
There was one occasion where he watched movie with them.
“After a small ceremony, our fourth child suggested that we watch the movie Hantu Kapchai, saying he wanted to support local films. I was okay with it.”
Back to Ramadan, Zahid said Muslims must elevate their position by becoming a true believers.
“Don’t cheat by giving many excuses not to fast… and don’t forget to pay ‘fidyah’ (penalty for not fasting) for the previous year. This is the time for us to perform ibadah. Life is short… sooner of later we will go back to Him.
“Hopefully, this Ramadan will be better than the previous ones. Perform the terawih and arrange ourselves to become a faithful Muslims.”