The webinar with Ustaz Rabu takes place on Wednesdays and discusses pressing issues like whether we can marry a spirit.
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Ever wondered if you could commune with spirits from the great beyond? Would making contact with these paranormal creatures make us sick? Could we possibly fall in love with these entities and ask for their hand in marriage?
Well, an online webinar series hosted by Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Terengganu seeks to answer all that and more in its ‘Sembang Santai’ or ‘chill chat’ talk show – a YouTube program discussing topics relating to ‘mahluk halus’ or supernatural and paranormal entities.
The program is said to feature the university’s Senior Islamic Affairs Officer Ustaz Rosmat Rabu in a live stream via the Studio UiTM Terengganu YouTube channel on Wednesdays from 9 to 10 in the morning.
Scheduled to air its 5th series on 28 July, the program apparently first started streaming online via Google Meet on 23 June.
Though we’d love to personally give you a summary of what the talk show is all about, TRP’s checks reveal that the Sembang Santai Mahluk Halus video series had been set to ‘private’.
Here for the boos 👻
Unfortunately, netizens who caught wind of the program weren’t impressed by its paranormal premise.
Oh, please…— Feisal 🪐 Kamil (@SiriuslyCold) July 27, 2021
“CASUAL CHAT SERIES, #5”
“Spirits… can we marry them?”
This is from a prominent UNIVERSITY in Malaysia.
Seriously, as God’s vicegerents on Earth… can’t they talk about something that benefits humanity?
It seems this guy has some fetish to the otherworldly.— Ibrahim Sani (@ibrahimsaninet) July 28, 2021
He needs to have a psychiatric assessment soon. It’s for his own good. pic.twitter.com/VnJlyUNwSU
Comments online show people feeling that it was embarrassing and silly for a tertiary institution like UiTM to be making such content.
What we want : Universities should be a place to facilitate the emancipation of the captive mind and liberating the human potential through the process of decolonising knowledge and critical thinking.— Ayman 艾曼 أيمن | #MutualAidKuantan (@aymanpsycho) July 27, 2021
UiTM : Awak awak… titew nak kawin ngan makhluk halus boley..? UwU pic.twitter.com/4A9v7yaxzr
But, there were still those who were intreagued by the topic and wished to learn more about the supernatural.
I am actually quite keen to attend, while wearing my anthropological hat of course. Always curious about the sociology/anthropology of the supernatural. https://t.co/MDm2fKseCi— Antid Oto (@Antid_Oto7) July 28, 2021
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