In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful.
Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
May peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you.
Alhamdulillah. I am glad that I am able to continue with my sharing about another minor sign of the coming of the Last Day with you.
It's # 2 in the list I gave you before this. Here goes :
Abu Musa Ash`ari Radhiallahu Anhu narrates that the Messenger of Allah, Rasulullah Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam said, " Qiyamah will come....
2. `When untrustworthy people will be regarded as trustworthy and the trustworthy will be regarded as untrustworthy.
Phew! I am pretty sure that most of us can relate to this taking place practically every day here in Malaysia and that the cases involving corrupt officials and politicians of this country is practically overflowing at the courts just like the burst water pipes of SYABAS and all other state water supply companies nationwide.
The hadith is just so crystal clear and right on target in our life today as far as its wordings is concerned.
The untrustworthy are practically all over the place, in society, in the corridors of power, all kinds of authority and even chockful in Parliament, and not excluding even the royal palaces!
Only the other day, we had a confession of sorts coming from the MP for Kulim Bandar Baru who confessed to lying all these while ever since he was voted in by the duped voters of his constituency.
They thought that they were voting for the PKR but as things have turned out, their MP has declared himself to be independent.
Imagine what the voters of Kulim Bandar Baru must be feeling now?
The one they trusted with their votes has betrayed them. Its not the candidate that these people voted for but the political party which nominated him in the first place.
He is also on video confessing about his involvement in scandal and libel involving even the PM and his wife where he says he was ordered to come up with (affidavits) statements that will implicate (Najib and Rosmah) them in the (Altantuyaa Shaariibuu murder case).
That confession clearly exposes his lying all these years. Classic case of trusting the untrustworthy, isn't it?
A trustworthy Muslim will have exposed this conspiracy way back then.
Yet as we know, sometimes one's personal safety ought to be taken into consideration and just to be magnanimous, one can be forgiven to think that was the reason as to why he kept quiet all these years? He could have feared for his personal safety if he had exposed this conspiracy earlier?
Its not something impossible to take place here in Malaysia or anywhere else for the matter?
People have been killed over even the flimsiest matter what more of a case as big as this?
Read about his confessing to lying all these years here.
So, whom do you trust now?
That's only one simple example of fulfilling the said prophecy.
Let's take a look now at other examples of criminal breaches of trust. The Perak fiasco.
3 members of the Perak State Assembly turned traitors to their respective parties and saw a major scandalous change of state government take place and the sub-sequential betrayal of the Perak citizens to their Sultan, especially when members of PAS lay on the roads blocking the path of the Crown Prince's entourage!
The PAS members did so demanding the Sultan to reinstate the sacked Pakatan Rakyat Perak State government which lost the majority of seats in the State's Assembly with the breaching of trust by the 3 Assembly men and woman who declared themselves to be independent but chose to support the BN which seized political power in Perak!
Moving away from the political hullabaloo, let's now discuss the breaching of the Malaysian Muslim ummah's trust in the Malay Sultan's pledge to uphold the faith of Al -Islam by allowing certain quarters especially those from the Malaysian Non Muslims to pressure the Sultan of Pahang to overturn the Pahang Syariah High Court's decision to impose 6 lashes of the cane upon the found to be guilty Syariah offender Kartika Sari Dewi Syukarnor who was caught drinking beer by the Pahang Islamic Religious Council enforcement officers during a raid at Cherating, a notorious tourist area.
The Sultan of Pahang breached the trust that Muslims of Malaysia had upon him as one of the 9 Keepers of the Faith in this federation of Malay Sultanates.
The same can be said of the other Malay Sultans for failing to actually impose and implement the Syaria Code in their states.
So, in my opinion, all 9 Malay Sultans have breached the trust that we as Muslims placed upon them to safeguard and protect the tenets of the Islamic faith to be upheld and respected as the Laws of Almighty Allah upon this Earth.
Okay, some may argue that the Sultans no longer enjoy absolute power politically ever since they became just 'Constitutional Monarchs' after Britain imposed its conditions upon them before granting independence to this country.
I am not talking about powers which involve the executive in the running of this country. I am talking about Islamic matters over which if I am not mistaken, the Sultans are given absolute jurisdiction in matters involving the practice and implementation of the Islamic affairs of this country which includes the rules and regulations of the Islamic Syaria upon the Muslims of this country.
The British did not stop the Sultans from exercising their powers and authority over the Islamic affairs of this country's Muslims.
It is the Sultans themselves who do not have the spine or moral undertaking to see to it that in their respective states under their rule and sovereignty, the Islamic Syaria Code is to be upheld and put to practice.
I have heard from top religious officials themselves that if they try to implement the Syaria Laws to the letter, they will be summoned to the palace where the Sultan will ask them whether they are planning to usurp his powers and authority?
Ironic, isn't it?
He who doesn't dare to rule as he is trusted to do so, challenges the very religious officers who take it upon themselves according to the office and position that they have been appointed to, implement the responsibilities that their positions have entrusted upon them?
No wonder we have so many unsolved syariah cases which are sort of suspended in the realm of the unsure and doesn't get the verdict or seal of approval from the relevant Keeper of the Faith!!!
I suspect that if the Syaria was to be really put to practice, the very first people to be found running foul of its laws will be amongst the so called cream of the high society that we have stagnating and polluting the country to its very core!
Frankly speaking brothers and sisters, if I am to go on giving you example after example of how the untrustworthy are being trusted to rule over us and screwing up royally in the process, the list will go on and on till Doomsday itself and I won't be alive here typing the names one after the other.....
As to the trustworthy whom are being sidelined in this country and not being allowed to be in charge of us, the list will be endless also.
Just ponder on the reality that this hadith # 2 in the list given here has come to pass and is staring at us in our face.
Till tomorrow then.
Wabillahi Taufik Wal Hidayah.
Wassalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.