Imam talent hunt in Malaysia

Young men compete on popular TV show for the honour of leading prayers at a mosque.

    A popular new TV show in Malaysia is on the hunt for a Muslim religious leader or imam.

    Ten young men are given a variety of tasks and an Islamic scholar chooses who goes through to the next round.

    The last one standing gets the honour of leading prayers at a Malaysian mosque.

    Al Jazeera's Stephanie Scawen finds out more.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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