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Category: Al-Arqam

Couple beaten to death in stop-smoking ‘cleansing ritual’

religious insanity A couple who went to a relative’s house to celebrate the end of Ramadan and agreed to an ‘alternative treatment’ to rid them of their problems, ended up dead after being battered with helmets and broomsticks during the cleansing ritual.

Five others who also participated in the ritual, including the couple’s children and relatives, suffered head injuries and were being treated at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital here.

Jais wants Government to ban Rufaqa

SHAH ALAM: The Selangor Islamic Affairs Department (Jais) wants the Government to ban the Rufaqa’ movement, just like it banned the al-Arqam sect 12 years ago for spreading the Aurad Muhammadiah school of thought. While Jais acknowledges that Rufaqa’ Corporation Sdn Bhd is a legitimate business entity, it alleged that the company was supporting a movement that is reviving the al-Arqam teachings. “We have investigated and built a strong case. Rufaqa’ is helmed by former senior leaders of al-Arqam and we have evidence they use it as the new front to revive the banned teachings of al-Arqam,” said state executive