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Cops monitoring tahfiz schools to stop spread of IS ideology

  • Oct 10, 2018
Police are monitoring all tahfiz schools in the country in a proactive and preventive move to prevent the Salafi Jihadi and Islamic State ideologies from spreading. According to inspector-general of police Mohamad Fuzi Harun, one tahfiz school in Perlis has thus far been found to be involved with IS ideology. “We fear that they want to make the tahfiz school in Perlis a stepping stone to spread their ideology in the country,” he told reporters after launching a police seminar on integr
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DBKL shuts down tahfiz school in Kepong

  • Sep 26, 2018
Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will close down the tahfiz centre in Kepong which was found to be unregistered, Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad said today. Khalid said the move was to ensure the safety and welfare of students as well as to preserve the image of the Islamic religious institutions. “We do not want any tahfiz centres to be given exemption just because they are religious institutions, they must still register with DBKL and the Federal Territory Islamic Religious Depa
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Tahfiz school sodomy: Never assume any place is safe, says Yeoh

  • Sep 23, 2018
In the wake of recent sodomy allegations at a tahfiz school, Deputy Minister for Women, Family and Community Development Hannah Yeoh has called for greater vigilance, saying that no place should automatically be assumed to be safe for children."Never assume a place is safe for your kids just because they are placed under the care of relatives, schools or religious personalities," she said on Twitter today.Yeoh said that this included churches, mosques, temples as well as private and public insti
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Two tahfiz teachers plead not guilty to child abuse

  • Sep 5, 2018
A married couple who run the Ribath Tahfiz Asy-Syirazi tahfiz centre were charged in the Kuantan Sessions Court today with abusing five children who were under their care. Uji Che Mat, 43, and her husband, Mohd Zamzuri Abdul Manap, 42, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges before judge Dazuki Ali. Uji, who has five children of her own, was charged with abusing a seven-year-old boy by repeatedly threatening to burn his private part with a lighter and cut it off with gardening scissors.
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Tahfiz system not outdated, just certain schools - says preacher

  • Jul 9, 2018
PKR-linked preacher Wan Ji Wan Husin has rejected a proposal by veteran editor Zainuddin Maidin for the new Pakatan Harapan federal government to shut down tahfiz schools. Wan Ji said that the issue of outdated practices, as claimed by the former minister, does not only lie with the tahfiz system, but it would depend on how such schools shape the minds of its students. He was referring to a blog posting by Zainuddin in which the latter called on new de facto religious affairs minister Muja
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