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.

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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.

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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.

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

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