KUALA TERENGGANU: The Terengganu chief imam has attributed the unusual occurrences at the Crystal Mosque here as a sign of the people distancing themselves from the religion.
Ustaz Azizi Saidi Abdul Aziz described claims that a visitor had seen and photographed prayer mats floating in the mosque as “hardly phenomenal” and people should stop thinking that it was due to genies or ghosts.
Mystifying: This ‘floating mat’ phenomenon occurred at the Crystal Mosque in Kuala Terengganu. The imam says such occurrences have been reported in Saudi Arabia.
“Such mystifying occurrences have been reported in Saudi Arabia,” he said yesterday.
A woman from Negri Sembilan who visited the mosque had photographed the phenomenon with a mobile phone camera early this month, triggering fear among locals.
Azizi Saidi said the phenomenon could be linked to the lackadaisical attitude of Muslims in the state in performing congregational prayers.
“There is nothing to panic. This is a call to Muslims not to overlook their obligation towards performing prayers together.
“There are umpteen mosques in Terengganu but there is a lack of mosque-goers.
“Some of our mosques lack people even during Friday prayers,” he added.
He said the occurrence was not “bizarre” but should be seen as a miracle that could be considered a sign from the Al-Mighty.
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