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Published On:30 July 2010
Posted by Indian Muslim Observer

Young Imam show enters finals

Young Imam show enters finals

A hugely popular Malaysian TV search for young new Islamic leaders stages its finale on Friday, after gaining worldwide attention and igniting new enthusiasm for the religion among Muslim youth.

The Young Imam show has seen 10 finalists hit the prime-time stage to recite verses from Islam's holy book, wash corpses and slaughter sheep according to Muslim rules, and persuade youngsters away from sex and drugs.

Following the reality-TV formula made popular through shows such as American Idol in the US and The X Factor in Britain, the 10-week series has eliminated eight contestants.

Now, two young men will fight it out to win the Young Imam title.

'The final challenge consists of the Young Imam finalists presenting a religious sermon, reciting the Quran in rhythmic tones, singing religious hymns and answering questions related to Islamic law,' Izelan Basar, channel manager with cable network Astro Oasis, told AFP.

Imams play a broad role in Malaysia - where more than 60 per cent of the 28 million population are Muslim - including leading prayers at the mosque and counselling troubled individuals.

(Courtesy: The Strait Times)

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