International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


Najib Razak’s 1Malaysia and Charter of Medina’s One Ummah: Comparative Perspective
Yusri Mohamad Ramli, Prof. Dr. Tengku Ghani Tengku Jusoh

Under his governance, Dato’ Seri Haji Mohd Najib Tun Haji Abdul Razak has introduced the concept of 1Malaysia which has become the kinesthetic force in contemporary Malaysia’s development, armed with the mission to unite all Malaysians who are culturally and religiously diversed. In Islamic history, the Prophet Muhammad has proposed the concept of One Ummah (Nation) in the Charter of Medina in order to accomplish similar mission. The purpose of the article is to analyse 1Malaysia concept with special reference of comparison to One Ummah concept. Undeniably this article finds that 1Malaysia is seen as supporting One Ummah in terms of its idea and vision. In order to suit its employment aspects, there will be certain contextual needs and challenging demands that make them practically differs.

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