Friday, July 30, 2010

Islam Meets Reality TV in Malaysia

Malaysia has a new show on Astro about young imams competing to be the best imam. Imagine a reality show with an islamic twist. Read the article here. You can also see the youtube videos with english translations for some of the episodes on kakchik's blog here. I really applaud Malaysia for taking this wonderful step in promoting imamhood.


  1. Salaam!

    I saw this article and was intrigued by the concept. At first I wasn't too sure about the whole idea of competing for prizes, since Allah's reward for doing good is more than sufficient... but after seeing what a positive effect it is having and how popular it is becoming, I decided that it was a good, clean alternative to all the often trivial reality shows promoting immoral lifestyles inundating society. I also appreciated the point made by one of the women interviewed for the article that now people with this kind of Islamic knowledge will begin to be more admired and respected due to the show.

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