Wednesday, May 4, 2005

'Islam Hadhari promotes progress'

'Islam Hadhari promotes progress'


New Straits Times
05-04-2005
'Islam Hadhari promotes progress'
Edition: Main/Lifestyle

JITRA, Tues. - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi today said

Islam Hadhari, which promotes a progressive Islam, is not an attempt to
deny Islam or deviate from its teachings.

"When we initiated Islam Hadhari, it did not mean we wanted to

disregard Islam," he said.

"Anyone with such a notion is wrong. I never had such intentions. When

we stressed Islam Hadhari, it never meant we must forget other things

related to Islam."

Abdullah was speaking to reporters after delivering a keynote address

at a state-level seminar on Islam Hadhari at Dewan Wawasan here.

About 10,000 people attended ...