Johor bars another Muslim preacher from giving lectures

Abu-Hassan-Din-penceramah-johorPETALING JAYA: Abu Hassan Din, the younger brother of the late PAS Mursyidul Am Haron Din, has been barred from delivering religious lectures in Johor.

When contacted by FMT, he said he learned of the ban when he arrived in Johor last Saturday.

He said he was told by mosque officials who arranged his programmes in Muar and Pontian that the directive came from the Johor Islamic Religious Council.

Abu Hassan, who is a former religious officer of Istana Negara, was scheduled to give talks over two days in Pontian and another two days in Muar.

“The organisers do not know the reason for the ban. I am a bit disappointed not being informed of the reasons why I am not allowed to give talks,” he said.

However, he added that he accepted the decision with an open heart.

The ban on Abu Hassan came two months after the Johor ruler, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, barred Zimbabwean preacher Ismail Menk or Mufti Menk, from delivering lectures in the state.

FMT is attempting to get an explanation from the religious authorities in Johor for the ban on Abu Hassan.