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Perak mufti advises Siti Kasim to learn, understand Islam

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Perak mufti Harussani Zakaria has advised controversial lawyer Siti Zabedah Kasim, better known as Siti Kasim, to learn and understand Islam.

He said Siti should not have touched on tauhid (oneness of God) as it was not her field of expertise.

"The action tantamounts to committing apostasy. Apostates are out of Islam and when they die, they cannot even be buried in a Muslim cemetery. My advice is not to meddle in religious matters which we are ignorant of. So, please learn.

"Study the religion of our parents. We should defend our religion. Do not speak on matters we don't know about as this can be detrimental to ourselves," he told a press conference at Darul Ridzuan Islamic Complex in Ipoh today.

Harussani was commenting on the remarks made by Siti in an interview with an online Chinese media on the existence of God, which are deemed deviationist.

Yesterday, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki said the Malaysia Islamic Development Department (Jakim) would summon Siti to record her statement following her remarks.

He said if an offence had been committed, the Islamic Religious Department could take action.

- Bernama

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