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Religious Affairs Minister Advises Muslims Not To Participate in Japanese Folk Festival at Shah Alam Next Month

today7 June 2022


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Religious Affairs Minister, Idris Ahmad has urged Muslims not to participate in the Japanese community’s yearly Bon Odori summer festival, asserting that it is β€œswayed by elements of other religious faiths.”

According to Idris, JAKIM, the Islamic development department, conducted studies that indicated the presence of such influences in the ceremony.

β€œWe are advising Muslims not to partake in the festival or any other curricula that are contrary to their faith and creed,” Idris explained.

source: The Star

He presented his plea to the media yesterday upon attending the launch event for the Selangor Islamic Education Foundation’s (Yapis) Education Complex Project.

Consequently, the promotional poster for the Shah Alam festival has received backlash on social media as it depicts an anime illustration of a hijab-wearing woman in a kimono, prompting displeased netizens to comment on how it was a…

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Written by: Lara Lee