Muslim preacher defies conservatism to preach in Indonesia nightclubs

Mifta'im An'am Maulana Habiburrohman, or Gus Miftah, a 37-year-old Muslim preacher who aims to create a safe space to worship for those who work in the entertainment industry, smiles to staff during a sermon at Boshe VVIP Club in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia November 27, 2018. REUTERS/Nyimas Laula/Files

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) – Mifta’im An’am Maulana Habiburrohman is not your typical Muslim preacher. Instead of a skull cap, he wears a Javanese head dress over his 1980s-style mullet. His sermons are delivered in nightclubs instead of mosques. With an eye on rising intolerance of “vice” in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country, Habiburrohman said he […]

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