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Byline: Ili Liyana Mokhtar; Maizatul Ranai
KUALA LUMPUR: Islamic religious officials said yesterday prayer recited for the well-being of the state religious heads during Friday sermons is a noble act.
They said it was inappropriate to change the text and leave out those passages.
Also, such prayers are meant for religious leaders and not political leaders, including prime ministers and menteris besar.
Perak Mufti Tan Sri Harussani Zakaria said khatib - those who read the sermon - were encouraged to say prayers for Prophet Muhammad, his family, wives and companions in the second-half of the khutbah or sermon.
Similarly, reciting prayers …