“And we have also clearly mentioned that the new laws will not interfere with Article 3 of the Federal Constitution, which states that Islam is the official religion of the federation and other sections which talk about the rights of the Malays and the rulers,” he added.
Exasperated by the attacks from Muslim groups which claimed the bills were drafted to uphold the “liberal-secular” conventions of human rights and drafted by those who were anti-Malay and anti-Islam, Mujahid countered by pointing out that he was himself an Islamic scholar.
“I don’t know what is Islamic to them. I am an Islamic scholar. They are saying that they can condemn other religions but the same cannot be done to them. That is not Islamic,” he said.
The bills, he noted, are “very Islamic” as all stipulations in them were based on the teachings of the Quran.
re: “… Article 3 of the Federal Constitution, which states that Islam is the official religion of the federation … “
Article 3 of the Federal Constitution says that Islam is the religion of the Federation and not the official religion of the Federation.
re: “I don’t know what is Islamic to them. I am an Islamic scholar”.
Is Mujahid a real Islamic scholar or is he only a PAS’s scholar?
Below is what I copied from his blog:
1) Doktor Falsafah (PhD) Siyasah Syariah, UM 2) Sarjana (MA) Pembangunan Sumber Manusia, UPM 3) BA Bahasa Arab & Sastera, Al Azhar, Mesir
Mujahid also made a lot of statements against the teaching of Islam, the rights of Muslims, Muslim authorities, Muftis, Muslim scholars and Muslim activists.
re: “The bills, he noted, are “very Islamic” as all stipulations in them were based on the teachings of the Quran.”
In another article by TMI, “Let Parliament debate protection for gays and lesbians, NGOs tell Unity Council”, it wrote that in the draft of the bills, there is a clause supporting LGBT.
So how could Mujahid claimed that, “the bills are “very Islamic” as all stipulations in them were based on the teachings of the Quran”?
LGBT is against the teaching of Islam and not part of the teachings of the Quran.
In the above article, Malaysian Insider reported that the Sultan of Selangor told the Herald and Malay Bible to stop using the word Allah as the translation of the word god.
NST reported that the Sultan of Selangor said:
“This is because ‘Kalimah Allah’ for the Muslims refers to the ‘One God’, prescribed in the Surah Al-Ikhlas (in the Al-Quran). The people of Selangor, especially, must respect and adhere to the ‘muzakarah’ (decision) made by the National Fatwa Committee, Selangor Fatwa Committee, laws as well as the unanimous decision made by the Court of Appeal in the case involving the Home Minister and eight others versus the Titular Roman Catholic Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur on Oct 14, 2013.”
On October 14, 2013, the Court of Appeal ruled unanimously against allowing the Catholic Church to use the word “Allah” in its weekly publication the Herald; Justice Datuk Seri Mohamed Apandi Ali said:
“It is our common finding that the usage of the name ‘Allah’ is not an integral part of the faith and practice of Christianity. From such finding, we find no reason why the respondent is so adamant to use the name ‘Allah’ in their weekly publication. Such usage, if allowed, will inevitably cause confusion within the community.”
What he said is true for Allah is not the name of Christian god and the translation of the word god to the Malay language is tuhan and not Allah; in fact a lot of Christians outside of Malaysia think that it is wrong to call Christian god as Allah.
But some Christians in Selangor do not respect the Sultan’s decree and the ruling made by the Court of Appeal and still want to call their god Allah.
Malaysian Insider, Dec 27, 2013.
We must understand that as the head of state of Selangor, the Sultan of Selangor is also Selangor’s head of the religion of Islam; so it is the Sultan’s duty to protect Islam; and the Sultan has the rights to do so according the Federal Constitution of Malaysia.
And Article 11(4) of the Federal Constitution gives the Sultan Selangor the rights to control or restrict the propagation of any religious doctrine or belief among persons professing the religion of Islam in Selangor.
So to the Christians in Selangor, please respect the Sultan of Selangor as he is our head of state and please respect the laws of Malaysia.
I really hope Selangor’s Menteri Besar has not forgotten the 10 undertakings that he pledged to the Sultan of Selangor on May 14, 2013.