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Does writing ABC make us Christians, mufti weighs in on khat debate

M Fakhrull Halim

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Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin said learning khat (Jawi calligraphy) is not an attempt at Islamisation, because Jawi is related to Bahasa Malaysia and not the religion.

If the logic of those who argue against khat on the basis of Islamisation is applied, he said Romanised writing would make everyone Christians instead...

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