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The new face of Malaysia's Islamic witchdoctors

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    MaxShimba JF-Expert Member

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    KUALA LUMPUR — By day he is a BlackBerry-wielding computer analyst, but by night he destroys evil spirits using the Koran. Meet Mazlan Hakim, one of the new generation of Malaysia's "bomohs" or witchdoctors.
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    Belief in the supernatural is widespread in Malaysia



    As in many parts of Asia, a belief in the supernatural is widespread in Malaysia, but the practice has a different twist in the Muslim-majority country where meddling with the occult is banned under Islam.

    Mazlan Hakim is one of a new breed of bomohs who are well-educated, plugged-in to the modern world, and base their ghostbusting and healing on Islamic precepts instead of animist or otherworldly techniques.

    The 56-year-old has been a bomoh for 30 years and unlike his non-Islamic counterparts who say they use demons known as "jinn" to do their bidding, he unleashes verses of the Koran to heal the sick and drive out evil spirits.

    Dressed in a grey open-necked shirt and brown slacks, Mazlan sips a cafe latte and checks emails on his phone. He looks like a typical business executive but his conversation is anything but routine.

    "There are two types of jinn, the Muslim and the non-Muslim jinn," he says.

    AFP: The new face of Malaysia's Islamic witchdoctors
     
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    Haya sasa :twitch::twitch::twitch::twitch::twitch::twitch:
     
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    Jibu limo humo himo kwenye maandishi ulionukuu - hapo kwenye maandishi makubwa meusi. Huyu chini ya uislamu halisi angeisha pata chai yake na kukoma kutapeli watu lakini youko kwenye secular govt.
     
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    mbona mashehe wote ni waganga wa kienyeji na wachawi, uganga wa kienyeji unaruhusiwa katika uislam, kama wewe si mchawi huwezi kuwa shehe au imam wa msikiti wowote ule...nguvu yenyewe ya uislam ni nguvu ya chini, yaani kuzimu kwa shetani..kuna asiyejua hilo?
     
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