Who is it to decide whether or not someone has the authority to talk about religion?
Apparently man does, and not God. So says the Mufti of Perak.
One could not help but ask: does he feel threatened by the proposal? If it goes through, then his post will be no more. And instead of different states having different Islamic rules, the whole country will have a single reference point.
It seems that Harussani is advocating 'divide and conquer'. States have their own powers in regard to Islamic affairs, but I sense that most people will agree - one mufti is enough.
Perak mufti rejects proposal for 'grand mufti'