Kuwait: Mosque preacher faces probe over doomsday claims

Cairo: Kuwait’s religious authorities are investigating a complaint against a mosque preacher who claims that doomsday will happen in the year 2024, an official has said.


Undersecretary of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, Mohammed Al Mutari, told Kuwaiti newspaper Al Rai that a number of worshippers had filed a complaint against the preacher of a mosque in Kuwait City, saying the cleric had alleged that doomsday will take place in 2024.



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“The complaint has been referred to the concerned body to verify and the necessary procedures will be taken,” Al Mutari added.


According to the complaint, the preacher made the allegation in a sermon while seeking to strike panic into worshippers. The complainants accused the unnamed preacher of giving controversial sermons and requested he be stopped from preaching.


In June, Kuwaiti authorities reopened mosques after a three-month closure amid strict precautions against the spread of the coronavirus.


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