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Make penalty clear to converts

I refer to Abdul Rahman Abdul Talib's letters entitled Apostasy punishment quite clear in texts in which he said that: 'It is not a penalty (death) imposed, rather it is a penalty accepted willingly by all converts as part of the teachings of Islam'.

I must say that it is fine and good if the prospective convert has been told of his fate, but have they been informed? Or do the religious officers conveniently keep mum on this issue during the orientation period only for it to be later discovered by the convert by then which it would be too late?

The religious officers assisting the conversion must say it loud and clear to the candidate that should he or she commit apostasy later on in life, the penalty is death.