Non-Muslim maids may influence Muslim children, says mufti
PETALING JAYA: Perak Mufti Harussani Zakaria agrees with the Immigration Department’s move to bar non-Muslim maids from working in Muslim households in an effort to protect their children’s aqidah (faith).
Although he admitted that it was not wrong in Islam, he is worried that children who were being cared for by non-Muslims would adopt practices from other religions.
“In terms of the law, it is not haram (forbidden) and it is not makruh (frowned upon) for Muslims to hire non-Muslim maids,” he told FMT.
Giving an example, he said that maids who have strong Christian backgrounds could “influence Muslim children”.
It seems Muslims are really scared of their own shadows and have no confidence in their own religion.