Imam talent hunt in Malaysia - (The true Islamic State of Malaysia)


Minister (2k+ posts)
Really admire this country. These guys went from Zero to top and follow true Islamic path.

Look at our reality shows, We never have any original idea, we copy indians and americans and look pathetically stupid copying them.

This is a brilliant brilliant idea for muslim youth. I would want my kids to be watching such shows instead of bollywood nanga naach gana. We are inspiring our youth with the most non islamic stuff. Shamefull stuff and we need to learn from this country.

Your comments please.



Voter (50+ posts)
Mashallah this is unbelievable. Always though why Imran Khan repeatedly talks about Mahateer Muhammad as a reformer of malaysia, He has really transformed the country and now even after his rule they are innovating rather than copying.


MPA (400+ posts)
Brilliant stuff. This proves that the Tv shows can be made as much entertaining within Islamic limits.

I must say that I feel really really embarassed watching shows on Pakistani channels, like the dance, singing competition. They look horrible trying to be bollywood. Well thats what happens when you try to be like someone and dont have an original idea. It's quite funny to see rich youth in Pakistan trying to talk like Americans and British. It's just really really sad


MPA (400+ posts)
Also, Imagine the inspiration youth will get from such shows but in our society being an Imam or molvi is a bad thing these days. A lot of basic things have to be changed in Pakistan. A lof of these things are there due to lack of education. Definitely we need to implement emergency in education sector asap and make this a priority If we want to survive.

taul - Blogger
--Brilliant stuff indeed (clap)(clap)(clap) and a proper use of such a platform in a more positive and constructive way.

foqia khan

MPA (400+ posts)
Excellent post ! thanks for sharing .
I have very much respect and love for Malaysia and for its people in my heart. I learned so much from them .Nice , Brilliant and Intelligent people who are sincerely and practically doing good for Islam. They are also doing very good in teaching Islam through new methods to their kids ,and while doing research on Halal products few yrs back I found that Malaysia is the only Muslim country which is serious towards the market of Halal products while other Muslim countries are sleeping and letting non muslim countries to take over this wide opertunity.


Senator (1k+ posts)
Scholar wins Malaysian TV's Young Imam contest

Scholar wins Malaysian TV's Young Imam contest


Muhammad Asryaf survived 10 weeks of practical and written tests to win

A 26-year-old religious scholar has been chosen as the winner of a Malaysian TV talent show searching for a top young imam, or Muslim leader.
In Friday's live TV final, Muhammad Asyraf saw off the last of nine other contestants vying to win Young Imam.
He had survived 10 weeks of written and practical tests, which included reciting Koran verses, washing a dead body for burial and slaughtering sheep.
His prize includes a scholarship to a Saudi university and a trip to Mecca.
The prime time TV show, which followed the reality-TV formula of programmes like the X-Factor and American Idol, had proved a popular hit in Malaysia and had gained worldwide attention.
Role model
On being chosen as the winner by the programme's judge, an Islamic scholar and former imam, Mr Asyraf was "crowned" with a white Islamic skullcap.
"I feel good. Thanks to my parents, my wife and my fellow villagers who have been supporting me," AFP quoted him as saying.

The programme's X Factor-style formula proved a hit with audiences

Mr Asyraf's prize package includes a scholarship to al-Madinah University in Saudi Arabia, a job as prayer leader in a major mosque in Kuala Lumpur, a car and an all-expenses paid pilgrimage to Islam's holiest site, Mecca.
More than 60% of Malaysia's population of 28 million are Muslim.
The producers of the programme, which was broadcast by Muslim lifestyle satellite channel Astro Oasis, said that it was aimed at helping young Muslims engage with religion, by teaching them what it takes to be an imam and that an imam's work extends beyond the mosque into all aspects of Islamic life.
The candidates underwent the same training as other aspiring imams do, such as formal testing on religious theory and knowledge.
But they also tackled social issues involving young people, like motorcycle gang members and unmarried, pregnant teenagers.