Muslim ruled apostate for thinking like reasonable person

KUALA TERENGGANU, July 1 (Bernama) — The Terengganu Fatwa Committee has unanimously ruled that the statements made by social activist Kassim Ahmad at a seminar in February as ‘kufur’ (disbelief) and apostate thoughts.

State Islamic Affairs Commissioner Datuk Mohd Rozali Salleh said the decision was made at a special meeting of the committee on March 9.

Such thoughts were way of, a deviant, a threat to public order and damaging to Islam as there were elements of irregularities like disputing the ‘syahadah’, hadis, Islamic rules, women’s hair as aurat, the selawat, and condoning apostasy, Mohd Rozali told a news conference here today.