Preachers must be able to untangle confusion, says Perlis ruler

The Raja of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Syed Putra Jamalullail. (Bernama pic)

KUALA PERLIS: The Raja of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Syed Putra Jamalullail today advised all preachers of Islam, especially among the Muslim converts, to always equip themselves with broad knowledge to face the ever-challenging world of Islamic preaching.

The ruler said the role of today’s Islamic preachers was not only to preach to be heard, but also to respond to various potential questions with clear and comprehensible answers.

“Hence, all preachers, especially among the Muslim converts, need to equip themselves with broad knowledge to become high-quality preachers who not only can preach, but also untangle any possible confusion,” Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin said at the closing of Malaysia Reverts Camp, an Islamic camp for converts, held here.

The three-day programme was organised by One Centre Malaysia Perlis with the cooperation from the Perlis government, Islamic Religious Council, Mufti Department and Islamic Religious Department.

Controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik had been scheduled to take part but was barred by Perlis police from making any speeches.