Category: Al-Arqam

Ex-cult leader warns against blind faith

Reformed Malaysian fanatic speaks of dangers posed by charismatic leaders claiming divine sanction KUALA LUMPUR – Mr Zabidi Mohamed is an author and a former court magistrate. But he was previously better known as the man who was a fanatical senior leader of a religious cult for 18 years. The cult itself had a following that extended into South-east Asia – in Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia. Cults The term ‘cult’ is here used of groups that deviate from the mainline religion with which they identify themselves (in this case Islam) Definitions and background information on the term ‘cult,’ ‘sect,’ and

Brunei Closes Door To Fleeing Malaysian Extremists

JAKARTA, Feb. 10 (IslamOnline) – Brunei authorities have decided to cut escape routes for alleged deviationist cults and extremists on the run from Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, news reports coming from Bandar Seri Bagwan said on Sunday. Cults The term ‘cult’ is here used of groups that deviate from the mainline religion with which they identify themselves (in this case Islam) Definitions and background information on the term ‘cult,’ ‘sect,’ and related issues The tiny Muslim sultanate has a strict record of intolerance towards deviationist Muslim groups and welcomes the move by its neighbors to handle terrorism and other extremist