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SEPANG, May 6 (Bernama) -- The National Fatwa Committee has decided that it
is "haram" (not permissible) for Muslims to participate in any gathering or
demonstration that is unproductive, is against the law or causes disturbance in
It chairman Prof Emeritus Tan Sri Dr Abdul Shukor Husin said the committee
viewed seriously this issue as some Muslims had resorted to rioting during
street demonstrations as happened in the federal capital on April 28.
"Rioting, causing disturbances and damaging public property are all
forbidden by Islam. This also applies to any intention to topple a duly elected
government by organising such demonstrations.
"No one is exempted, and cannot support any efforts that can cause harm,
anxiety or unrest among Muslims to the point of the community becoming split,
what more if there is bloodshed," he told reporters after chairing the 99th
meeting of the committee here today.
As such, he said Muslims who participated in such demonstrations must repent
because Islam never called on its followers to resort to any action that could
threaten people''s lives just to pursue a specific agenda.
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