Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (Abim) president Yusri Mohamad said it was important that everyone recognised that they should not meddle with things that had been going fine for decades.
In avoiding wrong approaches in contentious issues, there was a need to recognise and accept a systematic and structured approach in dealing with religious issues, he told the New Straits Times after the meeting.
He said Muslim NGOs in the country were committed to holding dialogues with non-Muslims but such debates had to be conducted in proper forums.
Yusri said it was also crucial that the government increased efforts to promote Islamic education and correct any misconceptions on Islam.
Calling on Islamic government agencies to improve their operations and enforcement, the NGOs said that these departments needed to be swifter in reacting to attempts to ridicule and tarnish the religion.
Among the participants at the meeting were the Muslim Consumers Association of Malaysia, Malaysian Ulama Association, Syariah Lawyers Association, and the Malaysian Islamic Students National Organisation (PKPIM).