Ustaz Kazim Elias disclosed on Facebook that he had been bewitched for almost a year and that six people had confronted him and apologised to him so far. He sought assistance in May through the same post and posted photos of his current facial and arm condition.
Recently, a video featuring sketches of people involved in the bewitching of renowned independent preacher Ustaz Kazim Elias has gone viral. Ustaz Neo, a TikTok user, posted the video in response to a comment that wrote, “Ustaz Neo, please draw and reveal the faces and types of curses placed upon Ustaz Kazim. Pity him (Ustaz Kazim).“
Dulu aku pernah bagitahu korg yg ustaz kazim mmg real kena sihir. Aku fhm je org lain takkan percaya. Yelah ustaz mustahil boleh kena. Ingat ya? Para rasul2 sendiri pun pernah disihir. Jgn ingat ustaz je. pic.twitter.com/1gL0VrrFUL
— 🌹тнe mka 🌹 (@Thehulkey) June 5, 2022
The video had since been taken down from his TikTok page, although it had been circulating among other social media users who re-uploaded the video to their social media pages. The individuals were revealed to consist of a woman and three men, with sketches of entities such as a green-eyed ‘pocong’ and a tiger djinn used for the shamanic ritual upon Ustaz Kazim.
While the anonymous group were not named, it sparked debates among netizens who criticised other netizens and generally the Malay community for believing in superstitions. One netizen wrote, “Only idiots would believe this“, aiming at the video of Ustaz Neo. “You only live to get lied to. That is enough. Go back to Islam’s main source of reference. Not these TikTok witch doctors“, another netizen added.
Ustaz Kazim requested on Facebook that the video revealing the individuals’ faces be removed because they could be mistaken for someone else. Ustaz Neo has posted an apology video to his TikTok page. Watch it here:
Anis Sharina contributed to this article.