CM: Take Care of Muslim Welfare to Avoid Apostasy

SHAH ALAM, 23 Nov: Muslim welfare should be well taken care of in efforts to curb widespread apostasy.

The efforts should be carried out consistently and continuously because according to the Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, who is also the Islamic Affairs Exco, poverty is the primary cause of Muslims being misguided.

“Therefore, welfare should be the main focus because most of those who go astray are desperate due to poverty.”

Muslims should be well taken care of by Islamic institutions. Only then will Muslims remain strong and steadfast with Islam,” he explained in relation to Gombak Setia Assemblyman, Datuk Hassan Ali’s question.

Therefore, he urged institutions such as the Department of Zakat, the Department of Social Welfare (JKM) and other institutions related to the welfare of Muslims.

“We also need to have an efficient and smart monitoring regarding this matter and examine the issues that have to be taken into account.”

“It’s not an effort that should be successful in a day. Instead it is a continuous effort that requires support,” the Ijok Assemblyman added.

In the meantime, he also explained the role of the Selangor Islamic Religious Department’s (JAIS) efforts in combating the issue of apostasy.

“Jais has a special team to monitor activities and take appropriate action against efforts by certain quarters to convert Muslims,” he said.

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