Pas Dewan Ulama vice-chief and Johor Pas commissioner Datuk Mahfodz Mohamed said its Syura Council had two years ago given its blessings for members of the Pas Supporters Club to stand as candidates.
Johor Pas is the first to announce the candidacy of non-Muslims, although Pas in other states can do the same following a proposal made by Mahfodz to obtain the support of non-Muslims.
Mahfodz, who is also a Syura Council member, said he had been tinkering with the idea and decided to field law graduate Kumutha Raman in the Tiram state seat in the 2008 general election.
The council had then gone against the idea, prompting Kumutha to contest under the Parti Keadilan Rakyat banner, although her candidacy was announced by Pas.
However, Kumutha lost to Barisan Nasional's Datuk Maulizan Bujang by a 8,178-vote majority.