Sunday, March 1, 2009

ALLAH on trial, Zahid not consulted

Just like the proposed increased in toll rates, the issue of dragging ALLAH to court was just a mere gimmick. The Feb 16 government gazette which lifted a ban on Christian publications to use the word ALLAH will be rescinded.

Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar said a new gazette would be issued today to cancel the earlier gazette.

To make it looks like a cheap thrill is the fact that Minister at PM Dept who is in-charge of Islamic affairs Zahid Hamid was not consulted at all before the decision was made. Funny, heh? What was Syed Hamid trying to do here?

"No... he was not consulted. Nobody even inform him," said Zahid's close aide.

Syed Hamid told reporters in Kota Kinabalu on Saturday that there were mistakes made in the drafting of the Feb 16 gazette which stated that Christian publications could use the word "Allah" provided the words "For Christians" were clearly printed on the front cover.

The government's stand on the ban has not changed. There is also a judicial review challenging the ban, he said, adding that the government had no intention of pre-empting any decision of the courts on the judicial review brought by the Malaysian Catholic church publication, the Catholic Herald.

Apart from the word "Allah", the ban for the Christian publications also covered the words "Kaabah," "Solat" and "Baitullah".

The gazette met with strong criticism from various Islamic groups, including opposition parti PAS, the Syarie Bar and several NGOs.

PAS deputy spiritual leader Datuk Haron Din questioned whether the ministry could ensure that the publications would not be distributed to Muslims. "If the word is purportedly used to hoodwink the people by inferring that the word 'Allah' (in Islam and Christian) is the same, then it could create more confusion," he said.

Malaysian Youth Council (MYC) secretary-general Tajuddin Ahmad said the association opposed the decision as it allowed non-Muslims to refer to Allah as their God, that it was tantamount to meddling into the affairs of the national and state fatwa councils which were entrusted to safeguard Islam.

Syarie Bar president Zainul Rijal Abu Bakar said even the Sikh association has also asked for permission to use the word 'Allah'.

"As a Muslim country, we should uphold Allah's great name above all. How could we drag Allah to court? While the Chinese Muslim Association is already protesting the gazette, other Muslim NGOs should follow suit," he said.

14 comments:

pendeta, KB said...

this shows what kind of a government and a minister syed hamid is.

to leave zahid hamidi for such an important and sensitive issue did reflect the maturity of pak lah's govt.

or could it be syed hamid's plan to oust zahid in the umno general assembly as both are aspiring for one of the VP seat?

anyway, there is no way for anybody to touch the issue of Allah here...

APPU said...

must be something wrong here.

is it true that sy hamid and zahid are not in good terms?

whatever it is, sy hamid has made a blunder, just like mohd zin

manjakani said...

bro,

takkan la perkara macam ni pun boleh silap! ini soal agama. ia menyentuh hati nurani semua umat islam, bukan saja di malaysia malah di mana jua.

takkanlah tak ada pakar yang maklum akan hal ini.

khabarnya JAKIM hantar 10 pakar untuk menyertai perundingan tetapi mereka tewas juga oleh herald.

apa punya kerajaan la yang kita ada hari ini!

kluangman said...

Jika anda perwakilan - pastikan Zahid dan Syed Hamid Albar tewas - kerana dosa dosa mereka tidak di ampun oleh rakyat Islam malaysia.

Perwakilan boleh tolak mereka atau terus bersubahat.

Alasan Zahid - tidak dirunding dan alasan Syed Hamid - kekeliruan dan kesilapan adalah alasan orang hipokrik dan munafik.

Anonymous said...

bapak syed hamid dulu dikenali sebagai SINGA UMNO.

malangnya anak dia pula tak ubah sebagai SINGA SARKAS!

linggam said...

bro. pls stop it. the more u write about it, more chronic it will get.
just let the authority do their job in tackling the issue. afterall, we have the right govt depts to attend to it

mat kerek, desaru said...

what si botak did was against the muslims in this country. for you in umno, dont vote in his favor during the party general assembly late this month. if you give him chance, the next time he will do is to allow tokongs and kuils to have the 'bulan bintang' on top of their buildings

Apocryphalist said...

Saudara Manjakini,

Tidak benar samasekali JAKIM "menghantar 10 orang menyertai perundingan dan tewas kepada Herald". Kami telah berjumpa dengan JAKIM, dengan wakil badan-badan berkenaan, kementerian Zahid Hamidi serta Legal Adviser mengenai kes ini.

Apa yang saya dapati ialah hujjah-hujjah dari pihak Islam sangat-sangatlah kukuh dan mengkagumkan. Ramai cendekiawan yang berwibawa telah menyediakan hujjah-hujjah yg sangat bernas. Kalau dalam landasan intelek bukan saja kerajaan boleh menang, tetapi hujjah-hujjah yang dikeluarkan akan memalukan pihak Kristian sendiri.

L.A. bagi pihak kerajaan ada memberitahu, masaalah yang paling besar yg mereka hadapi ialah dari pihak-pihak melayu muslim yang liberal sendiri. Yang semangat Islam pun ntah ke mana tetapi dalam hal ini bersuara lantang konon-nya hendak menunjukkan bagaimana terbukanya Islam pendirian mereka. Jadi sama-samalah anda dan saya sebarkan perkara ini kepada mereka2 yang masih tidak faham akan apa rosaknya jika mereka2 yang bertauhidkan Tuhan Tiga mahu mengongsi nama Allah supaya lama kelaman secara halus, anak-anak remaja melayu boleh diperdaya untuk mempercayai Tuhan Tiga ini juga.

Sila bekalkan diri anda dengan hujjah-hujjah yang saya sebutkan di article sebelum ini. Hujjah-hujjah cendekiawan Islam pihak kerajaan lebih handal dari itu semua.

Salam Apocryphalist

kelabu asap said...

ANOTHER JOKE BY THE GOVERNMENT.

NOTHING SEEMS TO WORK WITH THEM NOWADAYS.

SO MANY MISTAKES AND SO MANY STUPID MINISTERS!

orang lama, pilah said...

bang,
pelik juga kalau zahid tak dipanggil untuk berbincang.

takkanlah keputusan mengenai agama islam ni diputuskan sendiri oleh sy hamid tanpa merujuk kepada zahid sebagai menteri yang ditugaskan memelihara kepentingan islam?

kalau macam ni la caranya kabinet kita bekerja, nescaya akan jadi caca merba kalau paklah terus berkuasa.

tak tau la pulak bila najib ambil alih... mungkin sama jugak

bujai said...

sdr apocryphalist,

saya amat setuju dengan pandangan sdr bahawa melayu islam yang liberal pemikirannya adakalanya mahu dlihat sebagai pihak yang adil bagi setiap bangsa dan agama. inilah penyakit dalam dada golongan ini yang kononnya memperjuangkan kesaksamaan kaum dan agama. mereka sebenarnya bukan cetek di segi ilmu agama tetapi pandai bermuka-muka untuk kepentingan sendiri. ramai antaranya boleh kita sebut nama mereka tetapi memadailah jika kita andaikan mereka ini sebagai duri dalam daging kepada keutuhan islam di negara ini.

terima kasih

bujai said...

anon,
jaafar albar dahulu memang hebat orangnya.

begitupun, beliau tidak disenangi ramai.

kenapa agaknya....

tiga line, subang said...

tu lah susahnya jadi orang botak, bro. bila otak panas, takda rambut untuk cover.

sekejap cakap lain, ni pulak cakap lain.

ingat agama islam ni boleh buat main-main ke?

JANGAN MAIN SAMA SAYA - hj karpal

Anonymous said...

bujai,
our government is getting more absurd!