Selangor Muslims warned against false religious teachings

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 25 Feb 2024

KLANG: Muslims in Selangor have been reminded not to be misled by erroneous religious teachings, says the State Islamic and Cultural Innovation Committee chairman.

Dr Mohammad Fahmi Ngah said in a statement that Muslims in the state must not be deceived by individuals claiming to be descendants of Prophet Muhammad.

According to Dr Mohammad Fahmi, Muslims must be especially cautious of claims made by individuals such as one Mawla Mohamed Amin Al-Hassani, who says that he is a direct descendant of the Prophet.

"I urge Muslims, especially those in Selangor, to refer to the official stand of the Islamic Religious Department (Jais) or the Selangor Mufti's office and not be misled by such claims," said Dr Mohammad Fahmi.

The state executive councillor's statement comes a day after Jais director Datuk Mohd Shahzihan Ahmad warned the state's Muslims against Mawla Mohamed Amin.

Mohd Shahzihan had also added investigations conducted by Jais showed that a madrasah in the state was suspected of hosting Mawla Mohamed Amin during his visit to Selangor last year.

"We are living in an era where information can be easily obtained. We also have official Islamic religious agencies in the state where the public can report, as well as get reference and guidance in matters such as this," said Dr Mohammad Fahmi.

He added in the event proper references were not made, Muslims would be easily deceived, influenced, manipulated and become obsessed with certain quarters.

"I urge all of us to return to basis and facts so that the sanctity of Islam can be maintained and respected," he added.

Dr Mohammad Fahmi warned that the Selangor state government would not compromise with any party that raises doubts and untruths amongst the Muslims in the state.

"The state has already cooperated with the police and is formulating action together with the Immigration Department to prevent the entry of such elements into Selangor," he added.

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Religious Affairs), Datuk Dr Mohd Na'im Mokhtar, had also issued a warning earlier this week against Mawla Mohamed Amin's claims and teachings.

A report in a Malay vernacular daily said that Mawla Mohamed Amin, who claims to be Prophet Muhammad's 38th descendant, holds French-Algerian citizenship and is in no way linked to the Prophet.

It had added that the man, Mohamed Amin Ouradj, 40, was born in Algeria and had moved to France with his family.

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