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The Minister for Communications and Information has gazetted nine publications by Rasul Bin Dahri as prohibited publications under the Undesirable Publications Act. Seven publications were published by Perniagaan Jahabersa and two were by Syarikat Ummul Qura Enterprise. The list of the publications are found at Annex.

2 These publications by Rasul Bin Dahri contain extremist religious views which include denigrating remarks of other religious groups. In some of his publications, he rejects the idea of a secular state and calls on Muslims to establish an Islamic State. The Singapore Government has zero tolerance for individuals or publications which aim to promote hostility or violence among different religious groups. The Minister for Communications and Information has therefore decided to prohibit the nine publications by Rasul Bin Dahri.


3 “One of the greatest concerns facing Singapore is a terrorist attack from radicalised individuals in Singapore. The recent cases of self-radicalised Singaporeans show how serious an impact extremist ideology can have on a person. Rasul Bin Dahri is a Singaporean who has, through his radical teachings, betrayed the values that Singapore has held so close to us as a multi-cultural and multi-racial society. We will not allow his radical teachings and his extremist ideology to take root in Singapore. We will do whatever we can, with security agencies as well as community organisations such as the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore to safeguard our community against extremism,“ says Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs.


4 It will be an offence to distribute any of the prohibited publications. It will also be an offence for any person to (a) possess any of the publications or (b) come into possession of any of the publications, but fail to deliver the copy to the Police. Those convicted of an offence could be liable to a fine, imprisonment or both.


5 The prohibition of the nine publications will take effect from 21 June 2017. Members of the public who are in possession of these materials should hand them to the Police.




Annex

List of Prohibited Publications by Rasul Bin Dahri 

  1. Setiap Bid'ah Menyesatkan
    Publisher: Perniagaan Jahabersa, Taman Kempas, Johor Bahru, 1997

  2. Hukum Mengenai Rokok & Mencukur Janggut
    Publisher: Perniagaan Jahabersa, Taman Kempas, Johor Bahru, 1997

  3. Salah Faham Dr. Harun Din Dalam Persoalan: Bid’ah & Percanggahannya (Edisi Baru)
    Publisher: Perniagaan Jahabersa, Taman Kempas, Johor Bahru, 1998

  4. Siri 1: Bahaya Tariqat Sufi / Tasawuf Terhadap Masyarakat
    Publisher: Perniagaan Jahabersa, Taman Kempas, Johor Bahru, 1998

  5. Siri 2: Imam Syafie (Rahimahullah) Mengharamkan Kenduri Arwah, Tahlilan, Yasinan dan Selamatan
    Publisher: Perniagaan Jahabersa, Taman Kempas, Johor Bahru, 2001

  6. Siri 5: Kebatilan dan Kemungkaran Berzanji & Perayaan Maulid Nabi (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa-Sallam)
    Publisher: Perniagaan Jahabersa, Taman Kempas, Johor Bahru, 2001

  7. Siri 7: Amalan-amalan Bid'ah  Pada Bulan Sya'ban
    Publisher: Perniagaan Jahabersa, Taman Kempas, Johor Bahru, 2002

  8. Tauhid Hakimiyah & Khawarij: Punca Demonstrasi, Pemberontakan, Pecah-belah dan Pengkafiran
    Publisher: Syarikat Ummul Qura Enterprise, Majidi Baru, Johor Bahru, 2012

  9. Demokrasi, Pilihanraya & Mengundi: Satu Kajian Menurut Al-Quran & As-Sunnah
    Publisher: Syarikat Ummul Qura Enterprise, Majidi Baru, Johor Bahru, 2013


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