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Thorough study needed before declaring teaching as deviant - Zulkifli

The Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) will hold talks with the states’ Islamic Religious Departments before declaring a teaching as deviant or otherwise, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri.

He said that to issue a fatwa (edict), matters must be studied thoroughly to ensure that the action or decision taken would not be considered as hasty or lacking in information.

“We do not want to appear to say something quickly unless the matter has been agreed beforehand,” he told the media after the launch of Yayasan Dakwah Islamiah Malaysia (Yadim) ‘Peduli Musaadah 2.0’ and post-flood relief mission...

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