Self-styled prophet said to have five spiritual wives

Several men who once followed his teachings blame him for causing their marriages to end

An alleged religious sect leader has only female followers who are regarded as his spiritual wives. Husbands whose wives have joined the group say the man claims he is a prophet and that he talks directly to Allah.

A former massage therapist in Singapore who claims God speaks to him directly and preaches that gambling is permitted in order to help needy Muslims has several men blaming him for the end of their marriages.

They claim he has taken the women as his spiritual wives.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 09, 2020, with the headline 'Self-styled prophet said to have five spiritual wives'. Subscribe