PUTRAJAYA: Heavy rain did not prevent some 50,000 Muslims from around the world, who gathered at Dataran Putrajaya last night, from taking part in the ‘Himpunan Munajat Aqsaku’.
The gathering, held in conjunction with MyAQSA Festival that started on Friday, was aimed at uniting the Muslim community in supporting the Palestinian cause.The strong crowd braved the rain to show full support for the cause to free Palestine from the clutches of Israel’s Zionist regime.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom, who was present at the gathering, hoped the programme would send a clear message about the seriousness of the cause and sprout future success in making it a reality.
“Tonight we have gathered here to show our unity despite differences in political views. We have gathered in solidarity to support the cause to free Palestine,” he said.
The gathering was also attended by Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, who is also the vice president of International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS).
Renowned religious scholars such as Syaikh Dr Muthanna adh-Dhari (Iraq), Syaikh Dr Muhammad ad-Daduu (Mauritania), Dr Sayyid Salman al-Husaini an-Nadwi (India) and Al-Aqsa mosque Imam Syeikh Khalid Mahmoud Ahmad Shrateh were also present.
Earlier, a roundtable conference was held to discuss actions that could be taken by the world community and heads of Muslim countries following US President Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
It was also aimed at introducing a resolution to be adopted as a new fatwa and handed over to heads of Muslim countries for further action.
A resolution is expected to be announced tomorrow, during a press conference after the closing ceremony of MyAqsa Festival.
The conference, which saw participation of 100 religious scholars from 30 countries, is jointly organised by MyAQSA Foundation, Department of Islamic Development of Malaysia (Jakim), Palestinian Diaspora Muslim Scholars Union and International Union of Muslim Scholars.