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Malaysian mufti warns that ‘non-Muslim maids may influence Muslim children’

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Non-Muslim maids may influence Muslim children, says mufti

Faiz Zainudin, The Malaysia Today

| August 15, 2016

Perak Mufti Harussani Zakaria admits nothing wrong or ‘haram’ about non-Muslim maids working for Muslim families but supports Immigration Department restriction.


Malaysian mufti warns that 'non-Muslim maids may influence Muslim children'

PETALING JAYA: Perak Mufti Harussani Zakaria agrees with the Immigration Department’s move to bar non-Muslim maids from working in Muslim households in an effort to protect their children’s aqidah (faith).

Although he admitted that it was not wrong in Islam, he is worried that children who were being cared for by non-Muslims would adopt practices from other religions.

“In terms of the law, it is not haram (forbidden) and it is not makruh (frowned upon) for Muslims to hire non-Muslim maids,” he told FMT.

Giving an example, he said that maids who have strong Christian backgrounds could “influence Muslim children”.

“They’re smart,” he added.

Harussani said that Muslims needed to hire Muslim maids because “they could care for and educate our children”.

This follows the criticism aimed at the Immigration Department by the Malaysian Maid Employers Association (Mama) who said that the policy denied Muslims from having maids in times of a shortage in the sector.

Malaysian Muslim Consumers Association (PPIM) also supported the policy saying that it was in order to take care of the practices of Muslim families.

“For example, if you take a non-Muslim maid from the Phillippines and she works in a Muslim home, then she might not be able to educate the Muslim child in Muslim practices,” PPIM head activist Nadzim Johan told FMT.

6 thoughts on “Malaysian mufti warns that ‘non-Muslim maids may influence Muslim children’

  1. The maids may teach them right from wrong can’t have that parents teaching them to kill
    And rape is acceptable NOT

    – Jacquie



  2. Pingback: Malaysian mufti warns that ‘non-Muslim maids may influence Muslim children’ | zooforyou

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