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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Islamic Nation or Not? Differing Views of our Leaders!






Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

I refer to the conflicting stands or viewpoints being taken by this nation's Prime Minister and 'Grand Imam' of the 'Islam Hadhari' Government of Malaysia, Dato' Seri Abdullah Badawi in stating that Malaysia is neither a secular nor theocratic state opposed to what the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato' Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Abdul Razak stated previously that this nation has been an 'Islamic Nation' all along!

Looks like things aren't going as smoothly between the Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Incorporated with his next in command as we all thought that both of this nation's leaders were singing in tune, in a harmonious duet together compared to the way things were between Tun Dr.Mahathir and his ex Deputy PM, Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

I for one didn't agree with Dato' Seri Najib's statement because Malaysia has not been ruled according to the true Syariah Laws of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala to merit his saying so, that this country has been an Islamic Nation to the letter, all these 5 decades of Independence from the British Colonial Masters.

The irony of having the Grand Imam of 'Islam Hadhari' Government of Malaysia, who is also the Prime Minister, sort of 'pull the plug' from Najib's statement is clearly a visible sign of non conformity with each other's viewpoints as far as the status of this nation in terms of being known as a leader amongst the OIC @ Organization of Islamic Conference countries is concerned.

So, what the hell are we actually?

Neither here nor there. This is not even taking into account of all the hanky panky and whitewashing of all the severe corruption cases being let go 'scot free' one by one by the nation's top legal authority it seems in the office of the Attorney General who looks like having the ultimate power to decide who gets plastered and who doesn't?

Wow! Malaysia truly Boleh!

I don't even dare to dream that under the present government, the Ummah of this nation will ever come to see the true Supreme Constitution of Allah SWT be upheld and accorded its rightful place as the ultimate Laws of the country as even today, it is being said that the Federal Constitution @ a man made set of laws and not those of Allah the Almighty, are to supersede all this nation's laws.

What kind of Muslims are these?

What type of Muslims do we have as our leaders and 'Keepers of the Faith'?

Na'uzubillahiminzalik!

I for one am sorry to say that to me, none of the present so called leaders have the interest of us, the Muslims in their hearts and we are only living under a pretentious Islamic administration compounded further by weak and listless folks who title themselves as the 'ulamaks' @ scholars of Islam and are willing to prostitute themselves and sideline the Holy Al-Qur'an al Kareem for the titles and temporary positions and wealth of this transitional stage of Life.

Is it any wonder why the Islamophobes of this nation and the rest of the world are having a field day with lambasting and insulting the 'Muslims'?

Does anyone amongst the so called 'ulamaks' and 'umara's of this nation even bother to take note of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam's warning to us , the 'Ummah' of this 'Akhirul Zaman' to be aware of the dire consequences of sidelining the Will of Allah SWT and his Sunnah?

Volume 9, Book 89, Number 265:

Narrated Ma'qil:

Allah's Apostle said, "If any ruler having the authority to rule Muslim subjects dies while he is deceiving them, Allah will forbid Paradise for him."

So, who is deceiving whom?

Are we fated to be misled into being amongst those whom the Prophet SAW warned as following the ways of the people who perished before us ?

On the authority of Abu Najih Al-Erbadh bin Sariah, who said :

The Messenger of Allah gave us a sermon by which our hearts were filled with fear and tears came to our eyes.

We said: "O Messenger of Allah, it is as though this is a farewell sermon, so counsel us."

He said: "I counsel you to fear Allah and to give absolute obedience even if a slave becomes your leader.

Verily he amongst you who lives [long] will see great controversy, so you must keep to my Sunnah and to the Sunnah of the rightly-guided Khalifahs - cling to them stubbornly.

Beware of newly invented matters, for every invented matter is an innovation and every innovation is a going astray, and every going astray will be in the Hellfire."

related by Abu Dawud and Al-Tirmithi, who said that it was a fine and true Hadith.
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So, where do our 'Umara' in the form of the two differing in view leaders intend to take us?

One in the form of the Deputy Prime Minister seems to want to placate the Muslims of Malaysia by saying that we are an Islamic nation all along but does not have the integrity to put the Supreme Constitution of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala way above all of man made laws?

The other in the form of the innovative concept of 'Islam Hadhari's' touting Grand Imam and the Prime Minister himself refutes the very idea of acknowledging the state of nationhood under Allah's Commandments and ironically quite contrary to his ideals of wanting to uphold the tenets of Islam to be the fundamentals of his governance over us?

Will we as Malaysians get to have a conclusion to all these conflicting views from the nation's top two 'Umara'?

Wallahu 'alam bissawab. Looks like we will have to just wait and see...or 'Oh I See!'

Whatever?...Que Sera Sera...whatever will be ..will be...( you know the song.....)

Wabillahi Taufik Wal Hidayah. Wassalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.