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Jakim to monitor and investigate ‘standing zikir’ ritual in Jerantut

KUANTAN: The alleged “standing zikir” ritual in a village in Jerantut was being monitored by the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim).

According to Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Fuziah Salleh, they were also under investigation by the Pahang Islamic Religious Department (JAIP) who have called the individuals involved.

“However, I was informed that the JAIP has not been able to meet them… no matter what we will monitor and investigate because based on the widespread video, we find it is misleading the faith.

“It is seen as an incorrect teaching and does not conform to the Islamic tenets, but we still have not been able to decide on the belief of the group,” she said.

They are now tracking the man known as Tok Ki @ Tok Ayah from Terengganu who was said to have brought the ‘faith’ to the village.

She urged those with information pertaining to the teaching or the individual to report to the authorities to curb the spread of the teaching. It was reported on Saturday, that there were three video footage lasting between 15 seconds to a minute released to the public, showing a group of male and female congregation performing several body movements and unclear chanting.

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