PAS ulamaks reject book on party

(Bernama) – The Kedah PAS Ulama Council has unanimously rejected the views expressed by Dr Mujahid Yusuf Rawa in his book “Menuju PAS Baru (Towards a New PAS).”

Mujahid, the PAS MP for Parit Buntar, said in his book that the party should “nationalise” and “have its feet in the real world.”

Deputy head of the council Yusof Mahmud said in a statement today that “such views are unnecessary especially from someone claiming to be a member of PAS.”

He said that Mujahid might be able to influence the general public, but PAS members know that their party”s aspirations are Islamic rather than nationalistic.

Yusof said that he also rejected the call by Mujahid for change away from the concept of leadership by the ulamas.

Yusof said that leadership by the ulamas had been the concept and practice of the party for more than 20 years now.