Jakim: Do not campaign in mosques
PUTRAJAYA: The Islamic Development Department (Jakim) has advised political parties not to use mosques or suraus to preach non-authorised sermons during today’s Friday prayers.
Jakim director-general Datuk Wan Mohammad Sheikh Abdul Aziz said this was to avoid the place of worship being desecrated or misused by an unauthorised khatib (preacher).
He said if found guilty of such acts, a person could be fined up to RM5,000 or face a maximum three years’ jail or both under Section 11 of the Syariah Criminal Offences (
What a lame excuse and wonder who they refer to as unauthorized khatib.
Actually they are worried the campaign would be against the ruling party. If they are sincere they would not have allowed campaigning in the radio and tv also. They just simply want to close all avenues for the oppositions.
The DG had to follow directives but if you want to do it please don’t let us know, after all the offences only apply to
Is it haram campaigning in masjids?? If you are worried it would create a rift among the ummah you already did, even among the households.