In a bid to rehabilitate the lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgender (LGBT) Muslim community, the government has released an e-book to guide them to "return to the right path"
In Parliament yesterday, 24 October, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Mujahid Yusof Rawa said that since the government does not accept LGBT lifestyles, they will continue to reach out to the community in order to rehabilitate them, Malay Mail reported.
"Jakim and the Islamic agency at the federal level have been taking the initiative to help the community via outreach activities and inviting Muslims to join the treatment and rehabilitation programme carried out by the Mukhayyam programme since 2011," he added.
The e-book, titled 'Penghijrahan Diri Menuju Jalan Yang Benar — Strategi Untuk Mengatasi Masalah Homoseks (Self-Migration Towards the Right Path — A Strategy to Overcome the Problem of Homosexuality),' is a free application available on Google Play
According to Bernama, the e-book consists of nine chapters and is 146 pages long.
It includes information based on Islamic teachings and a step-by-step guide through topics such as 'Start of the Journey', 'Realisation', 'Understanding the Challenges and Tests', and 'Controlling Your Lust.'
Mujahid also commented on Opposition leader Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi's remarks that the Palu earthquake was a "punishment of Allah" for Indonesia's LGBT community, saying that it was an "unreasonable" attribution
"As Muslims we must accept that all disasters occur by God’s will, but it is unreasonable to claim a disaster took place due to certain acts," Mujahid said, answering Setiawangsa MP Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, who asked for the religious explanation for claiming a natural disaster was divine wrath.
He explained that what needs to be done instead is curb LGBT activities to prevent it from becoming more widespread, according to Malay Mail.
The Bagan Datuk MP alleged that the quake-struck Palu, Indonesia was destroyed because of divine retribution. Read his statement here: