Malaysia

Your Daily Muslim #697: Harussani bin Haji Zakaria

Your Daily Muslim #697: Harussani bin Haji Zakaria

Malay Islamic cleric/scholar Harussani bin Haji Zakaria has some seriously messed-up beliefs. Sure, that makes him just like every other person featured on this site, but this one’s pretty special. He’s even gone so far as to forbid Muslims from performing certain dances. “If a Muslim who is fasting sees a woman’s awrah then it’ll […]

Your Daily Muslim #670: Mohammad Azizan Ismail

Your Daily Muslim #670: Mohammad Azizan Ismail

Malay Islamist group Perkasa has popped up a few times on this website for engaging in various forms of seventh-century idiocy, sometimes involving dogs. Man’s best friend is seen as ritually unclean (nejis) in Islam and many Muslims are waging jihad against any sort of canine presence. Perkasa posted on Facebook suggesting that a string […]

Your Daily Muslim #669: Mohamed Hafiz Mohamed Nordin

Your Daily Muslim #669: Mohamed Hafiz Mohamed Nordin

Civil liberties lawyer Eric Paulsen was arrested in Malaysia for accusing the Department of Islamic Development, which has previously been featured on YDM, of fomenting extremism. Instead of examining the obvious validity of Paulsen’s assertion, Malay Muslim Mohamed Hafiz Mohamed Nordin, who heads the JMPP Islamic group, supported the arrest. As we’re all too aware, […]

Your Daily Muslim #663: Ahmad Faisol bin Haji Omar

Your Daily Muslim #663: Ahmad Faisol bin Haji Omar

Islam is notorious for its austerity. Now, Muslims are being forced to pray – specifically, they’re under threat of legal punishment for failing to! Yep, you read that right: Muslims in Kedah, Malaysia will face up to a 6-month jail sentence or an RM1,000 fine for missing Friday (Jumuah) prayers three times in a row. […]

Your Daily Muslim #657: Azhar Abdullah

Your Daily Muslim #657: Azhar Abdullah

In civilized society, shoplifting is punished by a small fine and a misdemeanor charge. In Islamic society, shoplifters get a hand chopped off. Malaysia’s Kelantan state recently passed a law that would legalize sharia-prescribed hudud punishments such as amputation, effectively regressing to the 7th century. Dr. (though hopefully not for long) Azhar Abdullah is a […]

Your Daily Muslim #647: Ismail Kijo

Your Daily Muslim #647: Ismail Kijo

Today’s daily Muslim is a case study in abnormal psychology. Meet Ismail Kijo, a delegate of Malaysia’s UMNO political party. How does Kijo feel he can best serve his nation? By trying to get all gay rights taken away. “[The practice of homosexuality] should not be allowed, as it is against the rule of nature […]

Your Daily Muslim #628: Abdullah Zaik Abdul Rahman

Your Daily Muslim #628: Abdullah Zaik Abdul Rahman

Well, it’s Halloween, so I figured it’d be fitting to feature a Halloween-related fatwa (Islamic edict) on YDM. Meet Malay Islamic scholar Ustaz Abdullah Zaik Abdul Rahman, president of the Islamist group ISMA, a man who seeks to drive Malaysia back into the 7th century through fearmongering, blatant lying, and utter lunacy. When Malaysia’s National […]