PETALING JAYA: A video by preacher Ustaz Azhar Idrus has brought on an uproar on social media for his feedback on why Muslims ought to chorus from cleansing up non-Muslims’ homes of worship that have been affected by the floods.
In the video, which is over a minute lengthy, Azhar was answering a query asking whether or not Muslims may help clean up Hindu temples that have been affected by the floods.
He mentioned these professing the Muslim religion can solely clean up mosques and surau, however not homes of worship of different religions.
“We have our personal faith. We can clean up mosques and surau, however we do not wash idols. And via that, we are able to differentiate those that are trustworthy from those that are impious,” he mentioned.
The video, which was uploaded on Wednesday (Dec 30), has acquired round 35,800 likes and three,709 feedback.
In the feedback session, there have been combined reactions with some customers calling out the preacher for being insensitive in the direction of the predicament confronted by flood victims whereas some agreed with him.
Tiktok person @AizatonTikTok mentioned he’ll nonetheless supply to clean up temples, as he adheres to the teachings of Islam, which incorporates respecting different religions.
“As a lot because the others assist us to clean up mosques, I’ll assist them to clean up temples. Respect,” he mentioned.
User @thiagarajan292 questioned if Azhar helped any flood victims.
“Ustaz, did you assist any flood victims? I’ve not seen your face,” he mentioned.
However, some social media customers agreed with Azhar on the matter.
[email protected] agreed that what the preacher was saying was right and factual.
“That is why when it comes to in search of assist from Muslims, there are numerous limitations. I perceive.”
Several days in the past, a video documenting the efforts of younger volunteers, together with college students from International Islamic University Malaysia cleansing a Hindu temple in Klang went viral on social media.
Nallan Dhanabalan’s video of the heartwarming occasion has since garnered upwards of 65,700 likes on TikTok, with the video additionally being shared on Twitter by native cartoonist Zunar.
Previously, Nallan shared a video of a gaggle of Indian boys cleansing up a mosque close by Klang that was affected by the floods.
In the video, a gaggle of Indian boys are seen busy cleansing up the mosque, their fingers full of mops and pails.
Azhar was not new to stoking controversy, in 2017 the preacher was condemned by moderation advocates saying that Muslim women have been marriageable at 15 and may not take images in non-Muslim owned photograph studios. Azhar was replying to a query from a reader in Harakah Daily’s question-and-answer part.
He added that girls have been marrying later due to pursuing their schooling and by the point they’re completed with college they’re about 28 years outdated.
“But at 28, nobody would need to marry them and even when there have been, the ladies’s worth has dropped,” he mentioned within the article.