Ayah Pin took part in unIslamic rituals, say sources

KUALA TERENGGANU: The VCDs seized from a commune features several scenes which are said to be controversial and unIslamic.

According to sources, some of the scenes show Ayah Pin and his followers visiting a Hindu temple in Selangor and being garlanded by priests.

“It showed vibuthi (holy ash) being applied across his forehead and devotees were seen praying to him and washing his feet with yellow water,” said a source.

There are also scenes of him visiting Bali and meeting up with Hindu devotees and priests in the island.

He was also seen meeting with Christians at his commune in Kampung Batu 13 in Jerteh.

In an interview with The Star recently, Ayah Pin claimed the “Sky Kingdom” has vested him with powers and the right to unite peoples of the world irrespective of their religion.

“People of all faiths and atheists are free to visit the commune and pray according to their respective faiths,” he added.

On his powers to heal the sick, he denied he was a bomoh.

“People come to me and ask me to heal them and I try and help,” he added.

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July 4, 2005

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