Authorities warn against religious fanaticism, claims of false prophet descendant

RELIGIOUS Affairs Minister Datuk Dr Mohd Na’im Mokhtar issued a stern reminder to the public in response to recent developments regarding claims made by an individual identifying as Mawla Mohamed Amin al-Hassani purportedly a direct descendant of Prophet Muhammad.

He cautioned against embracing any form of religious fanaticism or cult following associated with such assertions, noting the dangers posed by extremism to both individuals and society.

“The Religious Affairs Ministry is following the developments reported by Harian Metro, on Feb 20, 2024, titled ‘Eksploitasi nasab suci Nabi’ (Exploitation of the Holy Lineage of the Prophet), and other related reports.

“The Religious Affairs Ministry, through the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM), will closely cooperate with Islamic religious authorities, especially state Islamic Religious Departments, and the police to investigate the revelations made in the media,” he said in a statement today.

Na’im affirmed the government’s unwavering stance against any attempts to exploit religion for personal or group interests. He urged all parties to seek accreditation from state Islamic Religious Departments for religious preachers to ensure alignment with Islamic teachings.

“All parties are requested to adhere to the balance of knowledge, facts, and refrain from religious fanaticism and extremism.”

The controversy surrounds ‘Mawla Amin,’ who claimed Moroccan heritage and asserted himself as the 38th descendant of Prophet Muhammad. However, investigations have revealed that ‘Mawla Amin,’ whose real name is Mohamed Amin Ouradj, holds French-Algerian citizenship and lacks any legitimate connection to the Prophet’s lineage as confirmed by the Moroccan Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Born in 1984 in Algiers, Algeria, ‘Mawla Amin’ relocated to France with his family.

Furthermore, allegations have surfaced regarding the unlawful collection of public funds by a principal of an Islamic school in Selangor, who reportedly promoted ‘Mawla Amin’ and attempted to establish his group, ‘Kerajaan 9’ in Melaka purportedly in preparation for “the end times”. – Feb 22, 2024


Main photo credit: Berita Harian

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