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Thursday March 13, 2014 MYT 3:30:00 PM
Thursday March 13, 2014 MYT 4:25:59 PM
by loshana k shagar
PUTRAJAYA: A Muslim non-governmental organisation has dismissed the rituals performed by bomoh Ibrahim Mat Zin (pic) at KLIA, purportedly to help “locate” the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, as an act against Islam.
Pertubuhan Ilmuan Malaysia chief executive officer Ahmad Fazrin Yahaya called the bomoh an "attention seeker" and said his rituals were not in accordance with Islamic principles.
"As a Muslim, I believe in honest prayers as the way to appeal to Allah for intervention.
"These nonsensical rituals embarrass the Malaysian Muslims and seem to make a mockery of proper Islamic teachings," he told reporters at The Everly hotel here on Thursday.
Ibrahim who calls himself Raja Bomoh Sedunia Nujum VIP with the title of Datuk Mahaguru, brought along “zam-zam” water, two coconuts, a “magical” walking stick and a “magic carpet” that served as a “boat” for him and his assistants.
The session at the Anjung Tinjau of KLIA attracted a crowd of people.
On Monday, Ibrahim used “binoculars” made of bamboo and a fish trap hook during his first session of rituals.
Ahmad Fazrin called on the relevant religious departments to take a stand against such practices, and for Muslims to perform honest prayers instead of believing in the practices.
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