KUALA LUMPUR – Independent preacher and philanthropist, Ustaz Ebit Lew apologised to the residents at the islands of Semporna in Sabah as he could not continue his mission to help them.
He said that he could not continue with his intention to build a school in village of the Bajau Laut tribe, he had converted to Islam.
According to him, he was not allowed to go to the island and he was requested to stop his assistance for the villages.
“I am sad. I apologise to all residents in the Islands of Semporna whom I have converted. I can no longer continue my aid mission. I need to postpone my intention to build the school.
“This morning, I was informed that I am not allowed to go to the Islands in Semporna and I was asked to stop giving assistance here.
“I was told that I could be fined up to RM100,000 or imprisoned up to three years” he said in his Facebook post.
Yesterday, he revealed that 490 Bajau Laut people have converted to Islam in two days of him preaching in Semporna, Sabah, during his Covid-19 aid mission in four villages in Sabah.
He shared the news in his Facebook post on Tuesday, expressing his gratitude as he could lead them to recite the syahadah kalimah.
According to Ebit, he also had to postpone building a small school or a community centre for the locals according to his plan.
“I have bought the woods. I have gathered seven teachers. They were excited to teach and it will also be their income. I am sorry, ustaz, ustazah.
“Many people were crying, they were sad, including the members we brought to the islands. I am touched by the kindness and love of the Sabahans. They are like my family. I love them as much as they love me. I love everyone. I forgive everyone. I am not offended and I will carry on my plight.
“I will go to Tawau and wait for my flight in Tawau. Give some contributions in Tawau, as promised,” he said while thanking everyone involved in his journey.
He will also surrender everything to Allah. –MalaysiaGazette