Every now and then, we will hear about a case that involves matters concerning the upholding of the Syariah or against its implementation here in Malaysia.
Why is that so?
Well, for starters, the so-called Syariah Courts systems here in Malaysia differ severely from what is commanded by Allah the Almighty and enjoined by the Sunnah @ Examples of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam.
This problem is compounded further by the various ways by which each state in Malaysia interprets the Syariah Laws according to their whims or fancies and pick and choose some and leave out the rest.
They do not even agree to the upholding of what Allah the Supreme Creator has decreed and instead play pussyfoot with the Hudud Laws as they please.
As you can see in the diagram above, the ‘Syariah Courts’ of Malaysia are a rung below the High Court of Malaya and the High Courts of Sabah and Sarawak which are below the Court of Appeal and the Federal Court which is the highest court in the country.
Technically, the Shariah Courts are way down at level 5, just bordering above the level of the Subordinate Courts. Not much legal clout if you ask me.
Even then, when it comes to the meting out of justice to Syariah Law offenders, the various Syariah Courts of each state differ from one another and do not have Syariah Court judges with a firm spine and strength of character to see to the implementation of punishments befitting the crimes committed.
As evidenced in the case of Kartika Sari Dewi Syukarnor who was sentenced to be caned by 6 strokes of the Syariah Courts standard rotan, the punishment was scuttled by the decree of the Sultan of Pahang, Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah and changed with doing community service instead.
I was fortunate enough to be able to meet Allahyarham Professor Datuk Dr.Haji Harun Din Al Hafiz way back on the 6th of July, 2010 at his residence, Darussyifa, Bangi, Selangor and video interview him about the Syariah System being opposed by politicians like Karpal Singh and Anwar Ibrahim and the way Syariah Court judgments were not being implemented because the Malay Sultans here in Malaysia were not upholding the Commandments of Allah, God Almighty because they didn’t have it in them to do what’s right.
Isn’t it strange that the Malays of Malaysia choose to remain quiet and look the other way when the true Syariah Laws commanded by Allah the Almighty Himself are overruled by the Malay Sultans and even if said to be implemented are just very watered down puny sentences not worth a glance by true Mukmins who prefer to live under Allah’s Syariah systems instead of manmade laws!
Yet all these 9 Malay Sultans and the Supreme King [chosen to reign as the Supreme King of Malaysia for 5 years on a rotation basis from the 9 Malay Sultans] do not really have it in them to issue forth a Royal Decree that Malaysia is to be ruled according to the Syariah of Allah, Azza Wa Jalla.
So, we are witnessing a conundrum today where we have all these people objecting to the true implementation of Allah’s actual Syariah Laws and prefer to put up a facade of allowing a very watered down, weakened form of Syariah Laws upon only Muslims.
Just look at how ‘chickenshit’ caning of the Syariah caning is done here in Malaysia! Bonkers! Can this be even considered as caning? It is more of a harmless tapping! Even school teachers can do a better job of caning than these Prisons Department Correctional officers! What a bloody shame!
Compare the above caning method of Malaysia with the right manner of caning being implemented in Acheh, Sumatera, Indonesia. in the video below:
Then we have these so called ‘Muslims’ protesting vehemently against even those very weakened and watered down Syariah punishments in the form of liberal groups like Sisters in Islam, Lawyers for Liberty and paranoid lawyers like Siti Kassim and others.
Couple that with Malay Sultans like the Sultan of Pahang and you have a situation where true Islam can barely breathe and those of us who would love nothing more than to see the real Syariah of Allah be a reality here in our lifetime face a secular Federal Government under a known anti Shariah Prime Minister in the form of Tun Dr.Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia’s 4th and current 7th Premier.
It’s becoming a real struggle to live life as a proper Muslim in this climate of anti-Syariah and anti-Islamic anything brought about by a disorganised JAKIM [Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia @ Department of Islamic Development of Malaysia] which has really not done much for better understanding of Islam in this country.
JAKIM really needs to step up its role in explaining about the difference between the Syariah Laws of Allah the Almighty and the more severe form of caning that is carried out under the Civil Laws system. Again, it also depends upon who is heading JAKIM?
If the Director-General of JAKIM is a 'play safe' fellow, then you'll see the whole department officials do the same thing. Then it is also a matter of who is the Minister in Charge of the Religious Division in the Prime Minister's Office? Then it goes all the way up as to who is the Prime Minister?
As we know that Tun Dr.Mahathir Mohamad is the PM now, it all goes back to square one. This man is not known to be in favor of upholding the true Syariah Laws of Allah per se. The announced Premier in waiting, Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim is also one who is on record, being against the setting up of a true blue Islamic State here in Malaysia.
So, we have this conundrum where the current Malay leaders of this country not really having it in them to practice what they tend to preach all these years and I believe that they never will till Doomsday!
Why do I say that?
You see, it all goes back to the Royal Sultanates being the highest authority in Bolehland. Their Majesties will never acquiesce to the upholding of the real Syariah Laws of Allah for it will require them to live a life that is frugal and not as luxurious a life that they are all enjoying right now.
They will have to live as the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam and his Sahabah @ companions did. No fancy palaces, furnishings, modes of transportations, legions of special forces or security protecting their royal selfs day and night and all other trappings of this mortal world.
Don't even compare our Royals to those in Saudi Arabia. Those fellows who became Kings there were the creation of the British Colonials and supported by the United States of America. The wealth derived from petroleum bequeathed to the Arabs by Allah the Almighty has been misused by the House of Saud to live a life of splendour whilst there are hundreds of millions of their fellow Arabs suffering in the neighbouring countries as a result of war and famine brought about by the destruction of those nations by the onslaught of the wars declared upon them by the USA and UK, with their allies in the EU.
Back to the topic.
Syariah Laws will remain to be just a facade here in Bolehland.
The people here in Malaysia and Singapore will still be running scared that if true Syariah Laws are to be imposed in these countries, offenders will be whipped as in the video here:
You can go on wasting your breath reminding them that caning is what the Civil Courts are prescribing to serious crimes offenders but the objectors will still suffer a Cataract of their Minds and cry foul saying 'Hell No! Syariah has to Go!' :P
Syariah will remain forever as the proverbial Boogeyman used to scare little children in the past. Today's offsprings are given a smartphone or tablet to keep them occupied and grow up 'Clueless in KL' and beyond.
May Allah help us all. Ameen.