Perak mufti slams school over cup segregation
KUALA LUMPUR: Segregating drinking cups for Muslim and non-Muslim pupils is an offensive act and invites hatred towards Islam, said Perak Mufti Tan Sri Harussani Zakaria.
He was responding to news reports that a primary school in Hulu Langat, Selangor, had been making its Muslim and non-Muslim pupils use separate cups.
“It should not be done. We should know the (Islamic) rulings and not be too ‘rigid’ to the point of inviting people’s hatred.
“Islam regards seriously the relationship b etwe en people (regardless of religious affiliation),”
Harussani told an online portal.
He said even though some nonMuslims ate pork, this did not mean their lips were filth (najis).
“Cups used by non-Muslims can also be used by Muslims, the same way a pot used by non-Muslims can be used by Muslims. The act is an insult, we should not do it,” said Harussani.
The school’s authorities declined to comment. Deputy Education Minister Datuk Chong Sin Woon has urged the state Education Department to launch an investigation.
Tan Sri Harussani Zakaria