1,500 Syiah practitioners identified across the country

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  • Sunday, 15 Dec 2013

KUALA LUMPUR: Jakim (Malaysian Islamic Development Department) has identified 1,500 Syiah practitioners across the country.

According to Jakim, the most active Syiah practitioners are located in Selangor, Perak and Johor.

Jakim Research Division (Faith) director Mohd Aizam Mas’od said that presently, legal action was being taken against the Syiah practitioners, with cooperation from state Islamic councils and departments.

He said that due to lack of evidence, most state Islamic councils and departments were having problems in taking those involved to the Syariah courts.

He added that Jakim would convene for meetings and discussions with them to find solutions.

Mohd Aizam said this to reporters after delivering a talk on Syiah teachings at a seminar on Faith organised jointly by Jakim, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) and Penerbitan Dian Darulnaim Sdn Bhd here.

“What is important now is for us to continue monitoring and taking stern action against these Syiah practitioners and show them our determination to curb the spread of this deviant Syiah teaching,” he added. — Bernama

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