Muslims Not Allowed To Clean Up Non-Muslims’ Places Of Worships, Mufti Office Says And It Sparked A Debate
According to a report by KOSMO!, Muslims are forbidden from cleaning non-Muslims' places of worship, as announced by the Federal Territories Mufti Office (PMWP), as the act is considered “syirik" (heresy) and therefore against the doctrines of Islam.
"Cleaning the house of worship is a form of cooperation or assistance that directly leads to helping the rituals and practices of other religions," they said.
PMWP was prompted to release said statement as a response to the news regarding a group of students from the Islamic University Malaysia in Gombak (IIUM) who have volunteered to clean up a temple post-flood last December. Many have applauded their selfless deed. However, it invited some ruthless sneers from the public, saying it's an unholy activity to do.
On a related note, PMWP emphasizes that Islam does not prevent its believers from exercising other human rights, including helping non-Muslims who are affected by any disaster or who need help through other means. "Nevertheless, Islam also outlines boundaries that need to be maintained and made boundaries to preserve the purity of our faith," they said.
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