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Officiated: Sultan Sharafuddin signing a plaque to mark the opening of Kampung Raja Uda mosque. Looking on is Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim (third right) and state secretary Datuk Mohd Khusrin Munawi (right).
PORT KLANG: The Sultan of Selangor has given the royal order to Islamic affairs authorities in the state to weed out those who veered from the teachings of the Sunnah Wal Jamaah, the mainstream Islamic practice in the country.
Citing cases of groups and cults attempting to stir confusion through their ceramah, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah said it had reached a worrying state, adding that immediate attention was needed to address the issue.
“These sort of issues arise due to prevalent deviant teachings,” he said, naming among them the Shi’ite, Al-Arqam, Qadiani and Tuhan Harun groups.
“These teachings are in contrast with the Sunnah Wal Jamaah teaching, which was practised by Prophet Muhammad,” the ruler told reporters before opening the Kampung Raja Uda mosque here yesterday.
“I, therefore, order enforcement officers from the Selangor Islamic Affairs Department (Jais) and Selangor Islamic Affairs Council (Mais) to conduct strict checks, especially at ceramah.
“Many people come to the state not only to earn a living but also to learn the religion. To ensure these talks are authentic, those who want to teach Islam in Selangor must first obtain accreditation from Mais,” the Sultan said.
He also expressed his dissatisfaction over certain scholars who insulted Islam and putting the religion in a bad light.
“To me, those who consider themselves to be smart and intelligent should provide advice on ways to bring the Malays and Islam to a higher level,” the Sultan said while urging his subjects not to be fooled by those who spread deviant teachings.
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