Selangor Journal

Jais prohibits mosques, suraus from inviting preacher Don Daniyal until verified

By Selangor Journal Team

SHAH ALAM, June 25—All agencies, mosques, suraus, and musollahs in Selangor have been instructed to not invite religious preacher Ustaz Don Daniyal Don Biyajid to teach Islam or any matters related to Islam on their premises.

The Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) said a directive was issued to that effect on Friday (June 21), after it was determined that Don Daniyal’s religious teachings and lectures supposedly violated certain provisions under the Tauliah (State of Selangor) Regulations 2008.

“His Royal Highness the Sultan of Selangor has decreed that the Muslim community in Selangor should be provided with an accurate understanding of Islam based on authentic sources according to Islamic scholarly discipline.

“As such, Jais must promptly halt such occurrences to prevent the spread of any views and statements about Islamic jurisprudence that are not based on authentic texts and evidence and which are beyond the general knowledge of the majority of Muslims,” said its director Datuk Mohd Shahzihan Ahmad in a statement today.

Yesterday, the Selangor Islamic Religious Council’s (Mais) accreditation committee meeting decided that Don Daniyal must submit a written statement to the committee regarding several facts about his religious lectures.

This is in accordance with Regulation 17 (b), (d), and (f) of the Tauliah (State of Selangor) Regulations 2008 to avoid the committee’s suspension or revocation of his accreditation.

“Based on several complaints received by the Jais Enforcement Management Division, an investigation paper has also been opened against Ustaz Don Daniyal Bin Don Biyajid under Section 7 of the Syariah Criminal Offences (Selangor) Enactment 1995.

“Jais earnestly hopes that all parties in the Selangor will cooperate and comply with the directive to not invite or to cancel any religious lectures or any form of Islamic teaching involving Ustaz Don Daniyal Bin Don Biyajid until the Mais Accreditation Committee makes a final decision regarding his status as an accredited Mais teacher,” he said.

Formerly a veterinary laboratory assistant, the preacher came under scrutiny early this month when an International Islamic University Malaysia claimed that he taught congregants Islam using unsure or weak sources.

Kosmo! reported that Don Daniyal was also accused of sharing unverified hadiths (sayings and deeds of the Prophet Muhammad) and stories about the Prophet’s life.

On June 4, the Federal Territories’ Mufti’s Office issued a statement declaring that one such hadith used by the preacher was found to be weak and without a proper source.

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