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Selangor King Bans Politicians From Teaching Islam In The State To “Protect Religious Sanctity”

today29 December 2021


A religious sermon being conducted in a mosque. (source: Bernama)

The Selangor King, DYMM Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, has by royal decree banned politically-linked activists and politicians from teaching Islam in the state.

In line with the decree, the Selangor Islamic Religious Council (MAIS) chairman Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof said that credentials previously given to these individuals will also be revoked, effective Friday, 31 December.

Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah. (source: Bernama)

“To protect the sanctity of Islam in Selangor, the Sultan does not consent to accrediting political activists to teach Islam because it is feared that it could be misused for the benefit of any political party which would eventually lead to slander, discord and division among Muslims,” Abdul Aziz was quoted by Bernama.

Teaching Islam in the state requires an official credential from the MAIS Credentials Committee, of which…

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Written by: Ahmad Hamizan

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