Stop sending students to study Islam in Middle East, says Muslim scholar

Melati A. Jalil

Muslimc scholar Professor Dr Jasser Auda says there is no requirement for a multiracial country to be an Islamic state as long as the system of governance is just to all. – AFP pic, November 18, 2017.

THE habit of sending students to learn about Islam in the Middle East should be stopped due to the political climate there, said a Muslim scholar.

“We need to differentiate between culture and Islam. This doesn’t mean cultures, including Arab culture, are bad… (but) what is happening these days is highly political,” said Professor Dr Jasser Auda, chairman of London-based think tank Maqasid Institute.

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  • Should have happened long time ago.

    Posted 4 years ago by Bigjoe Lam

  • The gentle, peaceful culture of the Malays sabotaged by their politicians and the new religious generations.

    Posted 4 years ago by Xuz ZG

    • Is there a Malay culture anymore, or was it supplanted by Arab culture? For Malay culture, watch P. Ramlee's films ..... not what one learns nowadays.

      Posted 4 years ago by Malaysian First

  • Professor Dr Jasser Auda is very correct. That is how most level-minded people think of all main religions. Those in the study in the middle east are indoctrinated and coming back, spread the importance of Afterlife instead of doing good in this life. Hope Dr Jasser's message can be spread more widely.

    Posted 4 years ago by Super String