Call to close down all tahfiz schools too radical, says Islamic group

Tahfiz schools are not what they used to be, says Islamic Dakwah Foundation of Malaysia (Yadim) president Dr Yusri Mohamad. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, July 8, 2018.

THE call by former information minister Zainuddin Maidin to Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa to close down tahfiz (religious) schools is too radical.

Islamic Dakwah Foundation of Malaysia (Yadim) president Dr Yusri Mohamad said he did not agree with the call as Zainuddin’s description of tahfiz schools as being jumud (rigid) was not congruous with the development of these schools in the country.

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  • I dont usually agree with Zam , but this suggestion of his , is a good one and timely. Tahfiz schools are breeding grounds of extreme conservatism and racism.

    Posted 3 years ago by Jaafar Ismail

  • Now its the Real Test of PH. Whether they really take the bulls by its horns or run away cowardly at the first sign of trouble. Syed Saddiq already cowed in by not daring to tell off those who criticize hiring a gay and now Mujahid is not even reviewing Jakim and its expenditures. Are we set up for disappointment?

    Posted 3 years ago by Kok Leong Siew