Refers to forums, dialogues, or meetings with other faiths and religious groups.

24 April 2020

Welcoming Ramadhan & Vesakhā

Today marks the start of Ramadhan fasting month for Muslims around the world.  Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islamic faith, but it means more than not consuming food and drinks during the day.  The purpose of the fast is to cleanse the mind from sensual desires and worldly cravings; it is a time of spiritual reflection for the purpose of purifying oneself.

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17 May 2018

‘Selamat Berpuasa’ to Muslim friends

Today marks the beginning of Ramadhan when Muslims fast daily from dawn to dusk for a month.  This practice of restraint, modesty, and renunciation is not just with regards to food, but also concerns conduct, speech and thoughts.  Nalanda wishes our Muslim friends ‘Selamat Berpuasa’, and a blessed Ramadhan Al-Mubarak.  Salam mettā.

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11 April 2017

Cancel unfair and restrictive rules

Leading Malaysian paper ‘The Star’ yesterday headlined the news on controversial guidelines regarding the construction of non-Muslim places of worship, which came into effect this January in Selangor.  Predictably, the introduction of such unfair and discriminatory rules, and in such a stealthy and sudden fashion without adequate consultation with affected communities, has upset a great number of non-Muslims throughout the country.

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4 January 2017

Familiarisation tour by Baha’i youths

Report by Chan Jia Xin.

On Saturday 22 October, three youth members representing the Baha’i community came to Nalanda Centre on a familiarisation visit.  The guests were warmly received by Nalandian youth officers Bro. Disheng and Sis. Xelynn, who brought them on a building tour.

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6 June 2016

Selamat Berpuasa

Today marks the beginning of Ramadhan, when Muslims shall fast for a month from dawn to dusk, fulfilling their religious obligation.  It is a period of spiritual reflection, wholesome behavior, and acts of gentle kindness.  We rejoice in seeing that spirit.  Nalandians wish our Muslim friends in Malaysia and abroad a peaceful fasting month.  Salam mettā.

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15 January 2016

Johor Sultan meets religious leaders

On Wednesday 13 January, Johor’s Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar met with leaders of 16 non-Muslim religious groups from the state at his palace in Johor Bahru.  At the meeting in Istana Bukit Serene, the Sultan asked the religious leaders about the development and welfare of their respective groups. Sultan Ibrahim also advised them to remain united and to respect one another’s beliefs.

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26 August 2015

Visit by youths of Baha’i Faith

On Saturday 22 August, a group of youths of the Baha’i faith visited Nalanda Centre.  They were warmly welcomed by Nalanda Dhamma School facilitators and youths.

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18 May 2015

Malaysians pray for Nepal earthquake victims

On Sunday 17 May, Malaysian religious groups held a joint prayer session in Kuala Lumpur for the earthquake victims in Nepal.  The devastating quakes killed more than 8,600 people and caused untold damages to the country’s infrastructure.  Representatives of the Buddhist, Hindu, Christian and Muslim communities took turns to recite chants or prayers on stage, witnessed by a large congregation.

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17 May 2015

Multi-religious group visits places of worship

On Saturday 16 May, a multi-religious group led by Star Media Group CEO Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai visited the Buddhist Maha Vihara in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur.  The group also paid visits to the Sam Kow Temple, Madrasatul Gouthiyyah, Tamil Methodist Church, Sri Sakthi Karpaga Vinayagar Temple, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church.

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12 May 2015

Interfaith Dialogue at UPM, Serdang

On Friday 24 April, Nalanda Founder Bro. Tan was invited to speak at an Interfaith Dialogue organized by the Muslim Students Association of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Serdang.  The theme of the dialogue was, “Can religion achieve Peace and Happiness?”

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