Hudud: Abim and Isma, the wise and unwise...

Posted: 04 Apr 2014 07:28 PM PDT

I personally deplore a statement by Isma on 'hudud law'. Although I am not against the Islamic Law, any Malay or Muslim groups in the country must not use it as a platform to promote inter-racial and inter-religious confrontation, let alone politicising it to their own interest.

Malaysians are allowed to voice out their opinion but raking racial sentiments is not the right approach.

We are not a single-based race nor a one-religion nation. If we understand how unique Malaysia is, we wouldn't have made this statement:
Non-Muslims have no right to question the right of Muslims to implement shariah laws in the country, said non-governmental organisation Ikatan Muslimin Malaysia (Isma).
Its president Ustaz Abdullah Zaik Abd Rahman (pic) said Malaysia has been a sovereign land for Islam and the Malay race since ages ago.
"Non-Muslims have their right to politics so they can speak up for the interest of their respective races.
"But there is a limit to that," he said in a statement posted on the Isma website yesterday.
Abdullah was responding to the stand of non-Muslims in Kelantan who are opposing the implementation of hudud in the PAS-governed state.
He said non-Muslims should not be so greedy to the point that they want to interfere with the exclusive rights and interests of the Malays and Bumiputera, who are the original inhabitants of the country.
He said there is a price for the citizenship given to non-Muslims.
Stop applying extreme words and don't go overboard in championing 'the rights of Malays and Muslims'. Islam itself is a moderate religion.

I, however, would like to commend what Abim (Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia) says about 'hudud law'. It makes sense and 'soothing' to the non-Muslims.
The Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (ABIM) urged UMNO, PAS, and PKR leaders to give an explanation to their counterparts in MCA and DAP regarding the hudud implementation in Kelantan next year.
ABIM vice president, Hasri Harun said the MCA and DAP leaders need to have a better understanding of hudud so that a polemics over hudud does not arise again.
He said that research done by certain parties found that the non-Muslim public understand what hudud meant.
However he did not specify the source of the research.
"The research done by a few parties found that, though there was resistance from a small section of non-Muslims against hudud, but if there is an explanation, it won't become a polemic.
"Polemics over hudud was raised by political leaders and not the general public because they understand what is hudud.
"We are of the opinion that it is UMNO, PAS and PKR's responsibility to ensure the leaders of MCA and DAP understand hudud so that polemics over the law do not arise again," he said in an interview with Astro AWANI.
In a statement released Friday, Hasri opined that the statements released by MCA-DAP seem to allude that UMNO-PAS-PKR failed to give a better understanding of syariah law to their two political party allies.
We need to be wiser to lead an organisation like Isma and Abim. Being a Muslim does not permit one from being inconsiderate to others, especially in a country like Malaysia.

When we open up our mouth to talk, make sure it doesn't hurt other peoples' feeling and emotion. Yes, this used to be 'Tanah Melayu' but its Malaysia today!

Purely 'kurang ajar!'

Posted: 04 Apr 2014 11:34 AM PDT

What do you think of this, guys?

Insolent? It's worse than 'kurang ajar', right?


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