BY HANA NAZ HARUN - 2 MAY 2016 @ 9:40 PM
PETRA JAYA: Malaysia embodies the true concept an Islamic country, through the implementation of Maqasid Shariah (the objectives of shariah). Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the aim of implementing the Maqasid Shariah was to outline a definition of being a Muslim country and to be able to measure its achievements. "We don't want the definition of an Islamic country to be the cause of conflicts among Muslims. "Islam is a religion of peace, not a violent one." He said this after performing the Isyak prayers with the congregation at Masjid Ikhawanul Islam, near here. He said Muslims made 56 per cent of the county's population, and that it had successfully placed Islam on the pedestal. "We have done even better than countries with more Muslims," he said.