I know no one will believe this but Dr Maszlee is the most liberal religious man you will ever meet. You’ll know what I mean the moment he starts to speak his mind. Please just trust him on this. At least trust Tun M’s judgment.
During my time with him, I found him to be a walking, talking world factbook. Harbours strong opinions about Msian systems and bureaucracy. Is a humble man of not-so-humble ideas. I stan. But we shall see lah ok
Yang penting he’s a man of action. We know him to tak tau duduk diam. You’ll always see him doing something. Running physically or running his mouth. (Boleh tahan ok he sometimes curses in class. Ada ke lecturer w islamic studies background mcm ni :p )
The Prophet used to recite 60-100 verses of Surah for Fajr prayers. One time he heard the cries of a baby from the women’s section and shortened his prayer by reciting AlKauthar. Our imams today wld probably admonish the lady for bringing her baby &herself to the masjid for Fajr!
He also lengthened his prayers for 2 toddlers. He stayed soooo long in sujood that the companions had feared the worst and raised their heads- that was how long he was in sujood for. But then they say AlHasan and AlHussein, his grandsons playing on his back!
He said he did not intend the prayer to be long but he did not want to disturb the boys playing. This tells us many things. 1. They must have been so used to the Prophet playing with them that they did that! Lesson 1: play time with your children is so so important and precious.