Harussani: “Malays are Special Because They are Related to Islam”

(Malaysian Digest) – Perak Mufti Tan Sri Harussani Zakaria said the Malays are special because they are related to Islam, unlike the Arabs even though Prophet Muhammad was descended among them, but they are not necessarily Muslims.

“The Malay race is special from other races because they are related to Islam, where the Malays are Islam,” he said during a speech at the Himpunan Sejuta Umat (Himpun) gathering at Shah Alam stadium today.

He said efforts to Christianize and deviate Muslims from their beliefs have long been into existance even since 500 years ago.

However, Harussani said the nowadys those efforts seem to be more opened due to the weakness of Muslims today.

Meanwhile, academic scholar Tan Sri Professor dr Ibrahim Abu Shah also said the proselityzation issue emerged due to Muslims not being united among themselves.

The executive chairman of pertubuhan Melayu Kreatif Malaysia (Pemimpin) said this causes weakness among them and because of that they are easily taken advantage of.

He also said that the Damansara Utama Methodist Church issue and tution class issue is not a small matter.

He added that Muslims have been fighting and disagreeing with each other even though people know that there’s not even a single Quranic phrase or Hadis that allows them to do such things.

Another speaker who expressed the same view was Front Bertindak Anti-Murtad’s (Forkad) director Kamaruzzaman Mohamad who said the disunity is sometimes caused by petty issues.

He said if Muslims were to unite, nobody would dare to touch them and hopes that the Himpun gathering would be starting point to salvage the Muslims from what is happening now.

The Himpun event today saw around 10,000 Muslims gathering at at Shah Alam Stadium in what aimed to be a mass gathering of Muslims with the intention salvaging the akidah (creed) of Islam in this country due to alleged apostasy and proselytisation that is allegedly occurring in recent days.

The gathering was also attended by PAS’ Datuk Hasan Ali and also Perkasa president Datuk Ibrahim Ali.