Scholar urges Muslims to shun negative thinking

DUBAI — Islamic scholar Sulaiman Al Jubailan has called on Muslims to refrain from any negative thinking as Islam discourages it.

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Published: Thu 4 Oct 2007, 8:33 AM

Last updated: Tue 31 Jan 2023, 3:07 PM

He also urged Muslims to focus on attaining knowledge and produce intellectuals in the community.

Al Jubailan was delivering the final lecture of the Sixth Ramadan Forum organised by the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM). Among those present on the occasion were Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Khalid Ahmed bin Sulayem, director general of DTCM, Mohamed Khamis bin Hareb, executive director of Operations and Marketing, representatives of public and private sectors, as well as the sponsors of the forum.

Al Jubailan also lauded the efforts of the DTCM and the organising committee for hosting such an important religious event.

He said: “Islam has stressed on the importance of elevated minds, thoughts and manners for Muslims. The advanced nations have progressed because of the elevated minds of their people.”

Saudi scholar Nafea Al Mouraei also spoke at the forum. He said merely observing the fast is not enough and one should abstain from several things.

“For example, many people watch TV or movies or surf the Internet, while fasting. They should devote their time to praying instead,” he said.

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