An audience watches a live performance of the Malaysian reality TV competition ‘Young Imam’ in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AFP
An audience watches a live performance of the Malaysian reality TV competition ‘Young Imam’ in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AFP
Malaysia

Da’i Syed’s sex scandal: a test from God for Malaysia’s reality TV Islamic preachers?

  • The fall from grace of the young celebrity Islamic ‘preacher’ Syed Shah Iqmal shines the spotlight on an increasingly popular genre of reality TV
  • Shows where handsome young men compete in reciting the Koran and preparing bodies for burial are modernising religion, but with sometimes unfortunate consequences

Topic |   Malaysia
An audience watches a live performance of the Malaysian reality TV competition ‘Young Imam’ in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AFP
An audience watches a live performance of the Malaysian reality TV competition ‘Young Imam’ in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AFP
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