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The free market of 'da'wahtainment'

  • Azis Anwar Fachrudin
    Azis Anwar Fachrudin

    Holds an MA degree from the Center for Religious and Cross-Cultural Studies (CRCS) of Gadjah Mada University

Yogyakarta | Fri, August 11, 2017 | 08:09 am
The free market of 'da'wahtainment' Concerns have loomed over how Islamic teachings reach audiences on TV. (Shutterstock/*)

PREMIUM Concerns have loomed over how Islamic teachings reach audiences on TV. Controversies, too, have shrouded the credibility and lifestyle of the ustadz(Islamic teacher).

A few weeks ago, for example, a young ustadz told his predominantly older female audience, and many more outside the TV studio, that the biggest pleasure Muslims would receive in paradise was a sex party...

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