You Muslim in Muar? This what you want? No? Wash elsewhere, then

Posted on September 25, 2017

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many-colours-one-dream923089_576322912401152_1069880995_nI am sure by now many of you would have read about the “Laundrette for Muslims only” in Muar. If you haven’t, you can read the report in Staronline at http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/09/24/muar-launderette-adopts-muslims-only-policy/

Muslim only laundretteWhy only for Muslims?

According to the report, the laundrette operator declined to give the reasons, merely stating that he “was just carrying out his duty as a Muslim…He said he welcomed Chinese and Indian Muslims to his launderette and that non-Muslims could visit other nearby launderettes”.

Staronline, quoting from an unnamed Malay daily, also reported the “Johor mufti Datuk Mohd Tahrir Samsudin as saying that the launderette’s move was commendable as cleanliness is a priority for Muslims”.

“I think it is a good move as Muslims will no longer be doubtful when using the self-service launderette,”, the mufti is reported to have said.

You mean Muslims have been harbouring doubts about the halal-ness of “for everyone laundrettes”?

Or is the mufti imposing his own small-minded, irrational paranoia on every other right minded but voiceless Muslim?

Non-Muslims in Muar, he does not want your business, so take your washing elsewhere.

Right thinking Muslims in Muar, if you do not approve of this, make your disapproval known.

Take your washing elsewhere, too.