A man who loaned his two friends RM150,000 ($S58,000), supposedly for business, has to postpone his wedding, reported Harian Metro.
Amin, as he wanted to be known, said the two ustaz friends had asked him for the loan early last month and promised to return it in five hours.
However, until today, the 28-year-old has yet to receive a single sen from the duo.
He found out that the money was handed over to two "sheikhs" from Sudan for use in a ritual that "pulls money".
"I did not expect this of them," Amin said.
He is now worried that he might not be able to pay for his wedding in June.
After pleading with the two, they took Amin to meet with the two "sheikhs".
Instead of returning the money, the "sheikhs" asked him for RM15,000 to complete the ritual of turning white paper into money.
Amin didn't go ahead with this. He sought the help of the Muslim Consumer Association. The two "sheikhs" were detained by police following a police report.