Selangor Sultan warns Muslims of deviant teachings
BANTING, Aug 7 — The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shab, today reminded Muslims to be aware of deviant religious teachings that are being spread in a planned but quiet manner, especially in Selangor.
He said Muslims in the state should be careful not to fall for the tactics of those who initially appear to be kind and sincere in wanting to help them, but in fact, had a hidden agenda.
“These individuals will always try to influence Muslims with their deviant teachings or ideology which could lead them astray,” said Sultan Sharafuddin when officially opening the Al-Islah Kampung Sawah Mosque, here, built at a cost of RM4.65 million and can accommodate a congregation of 1,500.
The Sultan (picture) said the Selangor Islamic Religious Council (MAIS) and Islamic Religious Department (JAIS) should monitor these deviant teachings and to take appropriate action against those who spread them to Muslims.
He also reminded Muslims to follow the Sunnah Wal Jamaah Islamic teachings as it is moderate and not too extreme, and practised by the majority of Muslims in this country.
The Sultan urged the officials and committee members of mosques to carry out their responsibilities to the best of their ability and with sincerity.
He also suggested that the congregations accept and respect the appointments of mosque committees made according to a stipulated procedure.
“This is important to ensure unity in the Muslim community. I don’t like if there are factions among the Malays and favouritism practised in the mosques,” the Sultan said. — Bernama