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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Imam of Islam Hadhari says he can't do nuts about Apostasy!

I refer to the latest news report in

Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, grandson of the Ulama Sheikh Abdullah Fahim and the architect of the concept of 'Islam Hadhari' which he promotes unabashedly worldwide and trying to propagate his brainchild is reported to have said that he can't do anything about those who want to apostate from the faith that he is 'professing'!

Asked about the growing number of religious disputes dominating news headlines, he clarified that Muslims can leave the religion but they must first bring the matter to the state religious authorities.

Mr Abdullah says: "This is not something that cannot be done. It has happened before. Those who have decided to leave the religion for some reason, they don't want to be Muslims anymore, what can you do? If they want to leave the religion, what are you going to do?"

What a bloody shame and letdown from ironically a man who has been elected to be the Chairman of the OIC @ Organization of Islamic Countries!

Speak about incompetency at the highest levels of the current Muslim leadership of this world!

This is surely a disastrous example of the deep shit that the Islamic world is bogged down with incompetent and clueless leaders in the likes of him!

Volume 9, Book 89, Number 258:

Narrated 'Abdullah:

The Prophet said, "A Muslim has to listen to and obey (the order of his ruler) whether he likes it or not, as long as his orders involve not one in disobedience (to Allah), but if an act of disobedience (to Allah) is imposed one should not listen to it or obey it. (See hadeeth No. 203, Vol. 4)

When this leader of the Muslims says he can't do anything to stop the apostasy of his subjects, doesn't the above authentic Hadith of the Rasulullah Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam come into force?

We are talking about the lack of leadership qualities here. A person can be nice and gentle , not haughty or stern but he can't and shouldn't be elected to be the Imam or Caliph of the Ummah for he certainly lacks the calibre of being wise, courageous and firm in protecting the interests of the faith of Islam and the wellbeing of the Muslim Ummah.

By that, I mean that a true Muslim leader must see to it that the Aqeedah of the Ummah is protected from falling prey to the manipulations of the enemies of Islam and the leader must ensure that the Muslims under his authority and responsibility are well cared for in all aspects of living as true Muslims by providing them the proper forms of religious and academic education, provide them with all relevant skills and knowledge vital to being successful in both the earthly needs and those in the hereafter.

Unfortunately, we have in the current Malaysian 'Imam of Islam Hadhari' a weak, clueless, apologist who wrings his hands saying 'what can we do?'

Sahih Bukhari Volume 9, Book 89, Number 264:

Narrated Ma'qil:

I heard the Prophet saying, "Any man whom Allah has given the authority of ruling some people and he does not look after them in an honest manner, will never feel even the smell of Paradise."

The above authentic hadith from the Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam clearly foretells the fate of the man who having been elected to be the leader of the Muslims and has the authority of power over them, yet does not do what he must to safeguard them from such major sins as Apostasy from Islam, is bound for Hellfire.

This is my response to him. Straight from my heart. Sincerely as a fellow Muslim brother.

Do what you are elected to do! Be the true Muslim who is commanded by Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala to uphold and enforce His Laws not what you and your kowtowing Cabinet come up with your own ideas as to what has already been revealed to all mankind in the Holy Al Qur'an Al Kareem.

When you die as each and everyone of us will as Allah Wills, you will have to face Him, our Creator and Supreme Judge above all judges!

You must face up to what you have been elected to do. Who do you worship?

Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala or the masses of human beings?

Learn from your grandfather as to how to save your fellow Muslims from this sin.

If you can't lead us proper, then let those who can take over from you. Period.


Jeffrey Hardy Quah said...

Careful. You might get an aneurysm.

mahaguru58 said...

May Peace be upon you sir,

Appreciate the concern for my health!

To me Brother Jeffrey, as a Muslim who acknowledges Life to be a temporal stage of existence here on Earth, I cherish each and every second of my being, by doing what I need to and am able to within my capabilities.

Whatever is my Taqdeer, will come to be and I for one surely have no regrets as to all my deeds.

Allah the Almighty will give me what I deserve, both here on Earth and in the Hereafter. Insya Allah.

Wish you the best in your life too.

Thank you for the advice.

Hypoglossal said...

Dear Mr. Mahaguru,

Great article, but there are some parts that I don't get.

From a general perspective, what the PM said was, (albeit me paraphrasing), "I cannot force someone to continue having faith in something they no longer refuse to accept as true". Basically he is no ventriloquist with supreme control over how his 'Subjects' think.

I know as Brothers and Sisters in Islam, one should do their best to keep their siblings with faith to Allah (Is it wrong for a kaffir to write that name?), but, to the extent of attacking their free will and demolishing their rights, i feel it's akin to (pardon my french) Mental Rape, don't you agree?

I've read elsewhere people say the Qu'ran dictates one should use his reasoning and abillity to think blessed to him by Allah to make decisions. But I find some parts of the Sunnah or Hadith's or Qu'ran that you quote seem to contradict said ideas.

For example, the part where a Muslim has to follow what their elected leader says, regardless? I suppose if what the leader had to say was Good, that's great, but does this not also explain cases of terrorism, where Martyrs with bombs strapped around their waist going around killing innocent people because their Imam (? is this term right), orders them to do so?

The part where you ask him to do what he was elected to do, I assume you meant for OIC? But I feel that to say his job description is largely based on Apostasy, instead of the various other parts of Islam that needs development (Dakwah was it?) seems a bit watered down don't you feel? Islam growing as fast as it is, only shows many people are starting to believe in it. If something is right, regardless of apostates, it will reign supreme in the end, there is no need to force someone to abide it, right?

Curious, if you were in power, what would you do to tackle this problem? Would you make it illegal to convert? What do you think of the double standards happening around our nation? (It is welcomed to convert perhaps a Christian into Islam, but, illegal, and a punishable act to do vice versa)

Last but not least, I have a request. Recently my friends and I were talking about "Islamic Banking" and why it was good or why it was being advocated. Roughly they all said about all parties gaining a benefit. Would you terribly mind running an article on what exactly Islamic Banking is, together with it's Pro's and Con's?