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Hindraf: Mufti interfering in non-Muslims’ personal life

Hindraf: Mufti interfering in non-Muslims’ personal life

   June 11, 2016

PETALING JAYA: The Hindraf action group has urged the Sultan of Kelantan to dismiss the state mufti for remarks about how non-Muslims should conduct themselves during the Muslim fasting month.

Hindraf chairman P. Waythamoorthy said the mufti, Mohamad Shukri Mohamad, had gone beyond the scope of his duties and was interfering in the personal affairs of non-Muslims in Kelantan when he said in a press interview that non-Muslims should be discreet during Ramadan.

Waythamoorthy cited the mufti’s remarks as an example of creeping Islamisation in the lives of non-Muslims.

The mufti had given the impression that non-Muslim women in Kelantan were of immoral character with a norm of provocative dressing.

Mohamad Shukri was quoted earlier today as saying that although non-Muslims were free to dress as they pleased, they should “be considerate” because it would be haram for Muslims, particularly men, to bump into them in public places.

He had also urged non-Muslims not to eat in the presence of Muslims, who fast from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan.

Waythamoorthy said the mufti should have urged Muslims to foster closer relationship and understanding with non-Muslims to promote harmony among the various communities.