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PM: Persevere To Transform M’sia

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has urged Malaysian, especially Muslims, to persevere in the face of struggles for the sake of transforming the country into a developed and progressive nation.

He said, in conjunction with this year’s Hari Raya Aidiladha celebrations, Muslims should learn from the story of Prophet Ibrahim’s sacrifice as told by the Al-Quran.

The Aidiladha message was posted on his blog NajibRazak.com as well as his Facebook and Twitter pages.

The premier also said this year’s Aidiladha should be a turning point for Malaysians to remain motivated and committed towards improving the quality and value of sacrifice.

He added the ‘korban’ or sacrifice was not about making periodic sacrifices, but about how much a Muslim was willing to sacrifice for Islam and to put aside the individual’s self-interest and personal demands.

Muslims will celebrate the holiday, also known as The Feast of the Sacrifice on Monday.

Datuk Seri Najib also sent his well-wishes to Malaysian pilgrims who are performing the haj in Mecca.