‘Unite for Islam’

Abdullah Zaik Abdul Rahman

PAS should not seek help from non-Muslims and liberals but join hands with Umno for the betterment of Muslims in the country, says Isma president Abdullah Zaik.

Alyaa Azhar, FMT

It is not halal or permissible for PAS to seek help from non-Muslims and liberals to destroy other Muslims.

Islamic non governmental organisation, Malaysian Muslim Solidarity (Isma) president Abdullah Zaik Abdul Rahman said that the tahaluf siyasi (political cooperation) between the three component parties of Pakatan Rakyat, made up of PAS, DAP and PKR, simply would not work.

The non-Muslims he meant is DAP while PKR was subtly branded as the liberals.

“Asking for help from the non-Muslims and liberals to destroy other Muslims is not halal. It is simply against Islamic law,” he said.

He added that PAS and Umno should unite for the sake of Muslims in the country.

“They must muzakarah for the sake of the Muslims in the country. They should not be fighting, there is no use for them to be at loggerheads to vie for positions.

“They should find ways to reconcile and reach a consensus. They must be united to defend the Muslims,” he said.

Commenting on Perak mufti Harussani Zakaria’s statement that it was permissible to shed the blood of those who had joined the anti-price hike rally whereby participants were termed as the ‘bughah’, Abdullah contended that Harussani should have given a better explanation.

“He should have explained the issue from Islam’s political view,” he said.

According to Abdullah, the bughah is a group of people who come together to undermine the country’s governance.

“Thus, it is up to the government’s wisdom in light of the danger of such instances, whether to arrest or kill them,” he said.

He then hit out at the opposition for constantly organising demonstrations for their own benefit, which he said could undermine the country’s safety.

“We agree that in order to change governments, is through an election. Thus, everyone must accept the election results.

“No party can undermine the government in the next four years. I simply do not agree on the opposition using various ways from time to time to undermine the ruling government.”

“Just look at other countries and the stupidity of some Muslims. They have a great democracy, they have daily demonstrations, but is the country advanced?” he said.

When asked whether a demonstration to voice out the rakyat’s dissatisfaction would be acceptable, he said that it should only last for half an hour with police presence, for safety reasons.

“There’s more to it than just sending a message if it is a full day demonstration complete with tents.

“Look at Lubnan it is without a government until now. No one will gain anything from the abundance of demonstrations,” he said.