So you think pigs are haram, huh?

So you think pigs are haram, huh?

Pigs are only haram… when you eat them.
By Zan Azlee

JULY 8 — A few years ago, I had the opportunity to direct a documentary in Kelantan about the late Dollah Baju Merah, one of Malaysia’s great wayang kulit dalangs. The late Pak Dollah was considered to be the last classically-trained dalang left in the country.

The documentary, or should I say Pak Dollah, left a big impact on me, especially when it comes to how wrong the politicising of religion is. It is quite well known that wayang kulit is deemed haram in Kelantan and was actually declared illegal by the state government.

Pak Dollah, a Muslim, was a religious man. Yet, his passion for wayang kulit was so strong that he truly lived the lifestyle (his interest started while still a small boy). [Click to read the full article at The Malaysian insider.]

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