GEORGE TOWN: State governments have been advised to appoint special advisers on Islam to negate misunderstandings arising from Islamic matters, a Penang-based preacher, Mutalib Maarof, said.
Mutalib, who chairs the Yayasan An-Nahdhoh in Permatang Pauh, said this was necessary to counter the influx of Daesh-motivated attacks and Islamic issues that cause disharmony among non-Muslims as well.
“Issues such as hudud (Islamic law) requires a special and qualified Islamic adviser, similar to a mufti.
“The adviser should have a permanent role in advising the state government.
“We are worried about current events. My friends and I will help out in whatever way possible,” he told Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng during a press conference at Komtar today.
Earlier, Lim handed over RM5,000 each to Mutalib’s Islamic foundation and Subri Arshad, of the Mahad AdDawah Al Islamiyyah, as part of a Hari Raya donation from the Penang Government.
Meanwhile, Lim condemned the Medina suicide bombing earlier today, saying such attacks were “despicable”, especially in the holy month of Ramadan.