Preacher's wives stand by him despite scandal

Preacher's wives stand by him despite scandal

PETALING JAYA - The wives of independent preacher Azhar Idrus have come out to stand by him after he was said to resemble a man having sex with a young woman in a short video clip.

His first wife Rogayah Sulong said she would remain strong and believe that there was always a reason behind such incidents.

"Allah is the true planner ... and we only submit to You whenever we ask for help," she said in a Facebook posting on Saturday night.

"I also wish to thank those who have prayed for my family to overcome this problem," said Rogayah.

The clip has shocked ardent supporters of the ustaz who attracts massive crowds to his ceramah sessions.

The preacher's aide Zulkifli Wahad had since strongly denied that it was Azhar in the video.

His second wife, Nisya Wan, said she had received queries via social media on the family's well-being as well as offers of prayer.

Azhar has three wives, all of whom wear veils over their faces. His third wife, known only as Izyan, 27, has yet to comment.

Support poured in for the ustaz with netizens saying they would pray for the family.

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