A Muslim radio station has been reprimanded by Ofcom after an Islamic scholar advised a sick listener to ignore the advice of non-Muslim doctors.

The scholar, who was described on the phone-in programme as "the Mufti", said that it was unacceptable for a diabetic to miss fasting days during Ramadan on the recommendation of a non-Muslim.

"If it is a non-Muslim doctor who is giving the advice, well their advice carries no weight. It has no importance whatsoever," he told a caller during a phone-in on Radio Dawn, which broadcasts in Punjabi to Muslims in Nottingham.

The advice was potentially harmful and discriminated against non-Muslims, Ofcom found.

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