KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Muslim Consumers Association (PPIM) has urged the authorities to launch an investigation into statements objecting to the teaching of “Imam Nawawi’s 40 Hadith” module in schools.

Its chief activist, Nadzim Johan, said a police report has been lodged on the matter.

“Islam is under the purview of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. Islamic teaching for Muslim students is the right of the Muslim community; the intervention of non-Muslims on religious affairs is getting out of hand,” he said in a statement.

He questioned quarters who had opposed the implementation of the module, asking if they had scrutinised it and found that it would threaten the well-being of non-Muslims.

He added that all parties had been reminded to refrain from spreading content with hate elements involving race, religion, royalty (3R).

“Don’t ever think that we will keep quiet (about this). Who are they (those opposing the module) to impose conditions and issue threats should the 40 hadith module be continued.

“If they think they’re in the right, please come forward and face us,” Nadzim added.

The Education Ministry previously said it was prepared to engage with any party to clarify misunderstandings regarding the implementation of “Imam Al-Nawawi’s 40 Hadith” appreciation module in schools nationwide.

Its deputy minister, Lim Hui Ying, was reported as saying that the implementation would only involve Muslim teachers and students.

She said confusion arose when some non-governmental organisations (NGOs) expressed their concerns over the implementation of the module, leading to much speculation.

Article by: New Straits Times