Pahang Mufti: LGBT awareness campaigns a reminder of 'forbidden practices', not to antagonise anyone


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  • Sunday, 19 Aug 2018

KUANTAN (Bernama): Awareness campaigns on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) should not be seen as a move to antagonise any party.

Pahang Mufti Datuk Seri Dr Abdul Rahman Othman said various campaigns currently underway by non-governmental organisations (NGO) were just reminders that LGBT activities are forbidden in Islam.

"All these campaigns are aimed at asking this group to stop because these activities are wrong in Islam and are cursed by God.

"We do not want to be hostile to anyone but we want these activities to be stopped because they are forbidden," he said, referring to the calamity that befell Sodom as described in the Quran.

Abdul Rahman was speaking to reporters after launching a campaign about LGBT organised by the Persatuan Kebajikan Ukhuwah and Silaturrahim Pahang (Ukhwah) at the Urban Transformation Centre Square here on Sunday (Aug 19).

Also present at the campaign were Kuantan District Kadi Abdul Zaki Md Zain and Ukhwah president Zulkefly Senek.

Abdul Rahman said the campaign organised by Ukhwah was seen as a good approach to educate and provide information to the public about LGBT.

"The Pahang Mufti Department welcomes the work done by Ukhwah and NGOs because this issue is perceived as dangerous to human moral development," he said.

The Pahang Mufti Department and Pahang Islamic Religious Department were ready to work with any NGO wishing to carry out such campaigns in the future.

"In addition, we also plan to provide a special place to provide explanations, advice and counselling on LGBT to anyone who wants to solve problems or confusion," he said. – Bernama

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