Alhamdulillah, dengan rahmat Allah S.W.T., majlis tahlil ayahanda kesayangan kami, Allahyarham Tuan Haji A. Karim bin Omar telahpun berjalan dengan lancar selama 3 malam berturut-turut.
Terima kasih diucapkan kepada semua yang telah menjayakan majlis tahlil ini.
Semoga roh Allahyarham dicucuri rahmat oleh Allah S.W.T., Amin.
Suasana malam tahlil ketiga. Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah (tiga dari kanan), Naib Presiden MUAFAKAT, Tuan Yasin Baboo (dua dari kanan) dan Setiausaha Agung MUAFAKAT, Tuan Mahmud Hishamuddin (dua dari kiri). (Gambar ihsan Tuan Abu Mohamad)
Malam tahlil kedua dipenuhi oleh jemaah Surau Al-Hidayah Lorong Bahagia 5 (L5), diketuai oleh Imam Surau, Ustaz Yazid, dan Pengerusi Surau, Tuan Haji Rashid. Turut bersama di dalam majlis itu adalah teman-teman rapat arwah bapa saya, Datuk Ayob Khan daripada PDRM dan Dato’ Zulkifli Noordin.
Suasana semasa majlis tahlil ketiga yang dihadiri oleh Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah. (Gambar ihsan Tuan Wan Jailani)
Saya sedang memberi ucapan penutup majlis semasa malam tahlil ketiga pada hari Sabtu yang lepas. (Gambar ihsan Tuan Wan Jailani)
Ustaz Fuad (berkopiah merah, kedua dari kanan), memimpini bacaan Yasiin dan tahlil pada malam ketiga. (Gambar ihsan Tuan Wan Jailani)
Ibu saya (kiri) sedang bercakap dengan Tengku Razaleigh yang merupakan kawan baik kepada atuk saya semasa mereka belajar di England dahulu. (Gambar ihsan Tuan Rashidi Haris)
Gambar kenangan saya bersama Tengku Razaleigh selepas selesainya majlis tahlil pada malam ketiga. (Gambar ihsan Tuan Wan Jailani)
Gambar kenangan saya bersama Dato’ Zulkifli Noordin semasa malam kedua selepas selesainya majlis tersebut. (Gambar ihsan Dato’ Zulkifli Noordin)
Suasana semasa majlis tahlil pertama. Kami memohon maaf kerana ramai tetamu terpaksa duduk di atas tangga di bahagian luar rumah. (Gambar ihsan Abang Izzudeen Kamal)
Human Rights lawyer, Eric Paulsen wrote on his twitter page on the 9th January that:
“JAKIM is promoting extremism every Friday. Govt needs to address that if serious about extremism in Msia.”
As a lawyer who claims to be fighting for Human Rights, Eric Paulsen must not make such false accusations towards others.
And if JAKIM does promote extremism “every Friday”, then I suppose JAKIM will not publish their Friday sermon for the whole world to see.
As a lawyer, Eric Paulsen must learn about the Federal Constitution and understand the Article 3(1), which says:
“Islam is the religion of the Federation; but other religions maybe practised in peace and harmony in any part of the Federation.”
First of all every citizen of Malaysia must accept and respect the fact that Islam is the religion of the Federation because that is an important part of the Federal Constitution of Malaysia.
According to Dato’ Naser Disa, a very senior lawyer who is also our constitution expert, the words, “but other religions maybe practised in peace and harmony” means that the followers of other religions must practise their religions in peace and harmony with others from other religions especially Islam, which is the religion of the Federation of Malaysia; and not to cause uneasiness towards the Muslims.
It does not mean that Islam and the Muslims must obey them and they can do anything to Islam.
Eric Paulsen’s harsh words had cause anger among the Muslims and that is already wrong because there will be no more “peace and harmony” as written in Article 3(1).
And non-Muslims has no rights to set the rules for the Muslim of how to practise Islam.
Has Eric Paulsen forgotten the Article 11(3)(a)?
“Every religious group has the right— (a) to manage its own religious affairs;”
Eric Paulsen and his friends always use Article 11(3)(a) when it suits them but now he is the one who rudely interfere with not just another religion’s affairs but the affairs of the religion of the Federation.
Eric Paulsen also bashed the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Khalid bin Abu Bakar and told him to be “neutral and impartial” after the IGP tweeted that Eric Paulsen should be arrested under the Sedition Act.
After all he had said, Eric Paulsen again tweeted that, “criticising Jakim should not be construed as insulting Islam” which I think is a lame excuse that could only be agreed by his friends who really hates the government.
Worst is Eric Paulsen does not criticise JAKIM but he slandes JAKIM and unfairly tarnish the Islamic authority.
JAKIM is the official Islamic authority in Malaysia and so, if he insults JAKIM, then it means that he also insults Islam, which is the religion of the Federation.
Eric also re tweeted some of Lawyer For Liberty tweets about some of JAKIM’s Friday sermons, including sermons about Surah Al-Baqarah Verse 120 and also about Syi’ah.
Like Lim Kit Siang who also thinks that he has the rights to interfere and complain about the verse from Quran, Eric Paulsen must understand that they are not a Muslims, so they do not understand the concept of Islam and have no rights to teach JAKIM and the Muslim about the verses from the Quran and other parts of our religion.
What is wrong when JAKIM warned the Muslims of Syi’ah which is a deviant teaching?
From his accusations, it shows that he knows nothing about Islam so it is silly for him to argue and fight about something he does not know or understand.
As a lawyer, Eric Paulsen must understand that the head of Islam is the Sultans and the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and he has no rights to control Jakim or the Muslims.
I am very sad to see a lawyer who fights against the law instead of fighting for the law.
In the above article, The Malaysian Insider (TMI) reported that Professor Ebrahim E. I. Moosa who is a South African, made a statement that “Malaysia was a pluralistic and liberal country”.
He made that statement in reply to a question from the audience regarding the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom’s statement,“the teachings of liberalism and pluralism are seen as among the most prevalent forms of insult to Islam”.
TMI wrote that:
“The very idea that Malaysia has accepted, constitutionally or otherwise, the plurality of religious and ethnic communities… it is already on the way to liberalism. You are already on a certain kind of liberalism. It might not be an optimal one, but it is already there” – TMI.
I do not know whether Professor Ebrahim understands the words liberalism and pluralism that were mentioned by Datuk Seri Jamil Khir.
Malaysia does accept “the plurality of religious and ethnic communities” but that does not makes Malaysia“a pluralistic and liberal country”; furthermore Malaysia does not accept pluralism of religion.
“The very idea that Malaysia has accepted the plurality of religious and ethnic communities”,shows that our Rulers, the government and the Malays respect other religions and ethnic communities as how Islam teaches us.
But that does not make us liberal.
Professor Ebrahim E. I. Moosaalso also said,
“If you want to get away from liberalism, you need to tear up the Malaysian constitution” Professor Ebrahim E. I. Moosa – TMI.
Tear up the Malaysian Constitution if we do not want liberalism?
I do not know if Professor Ebrahim knows what is he talking about, if he thinks he does, he must be so confused or he must has read the constitution of another country!
And there is no such word as ‘liberalism’ in our Federal Constitution.
Article 3(1) of the Federal Constitution of Malaysia says:
Islam is the religion of the Federation; but other religions may be practiced in peace and harmony in any part of the Federation.
… and we have Article 11(4) to protect the religion of the Federation:
State law and in respect of the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya, federal law may control or restrict the propagation of any religious doctrine or belief among persons professing the religion of Islam.
Islam is the only religion mentioned in the Federal Constitution, and Islam is protected by the Federal Constitution and the state laws.
In fact as the religion of the Federation, Islam is above other religions in Malaysian; which is against the idea of liberalism that rejects state religion.
Moreover, Article 121(1A) of the Federal Constitution recognises the Syariah Court.
Now, if the professor does not understand what is liberalism and pluralism, he should ask somebody.
Liberalism is all about total freedom and pluralism is saying that one’s religion is not the sole and exclusive source of truth,and thus the acknowledgement that at least some truths and true values exist in other religions.
When TMI wrote that, the professor said that, “Malaysia was a pluralistic and liberal country”, I wonder if the word“was” is a typo or he used the word, “was” to indicate that Malaysia was once a pluralistic and liberal country but not anymore.
For the record, Malaysia is neither was nor is a pluralistic and liberal country.
History tells us that Malaysia is always an Islamic country even before our independence.
Actually the existing Islamic laws before Merdeka Day are still valid according to Article 162 of the Federal Constitution which says:
Subject to the following provisions of this Article and Article 163*, the existing laws shall, until repealed by the authority having power to do so under this Constitution, continue in force on and after Merdeka Day, with such modifications as may be made therein under this Article and subject to any amendments made by federal or State law.
So Malaysia can’t be plural or liberal if it still has Islamic laws.
The professor also told us to learn history:
“The first thing to be done, to the many spokespersons who are saying these things, is a quick lesson in Malaysian history… Malaysian history 101… to re-familiarise themselves” -TMI.
Actually the person who needs to learn history is him and most of those who supported the above TMI article!
And above all, since he is not a Malaysian and since he just came to Malaysia, he should not interfere in local issues that he knows nothing about.
He might want to say that as a scholar, he should know better about our Federal Constitution than others including our Federal Constitution experts like Dato’ Naser Disa and Professor Shamrahayu.
But, has he ever read the Federal Constitution and does he know that it takes a lawyer to interpret law and constitution?
I hope that the government can take stern actions on those who make such a malicious distortion of the truth regarding the Federal Constitution of Malaysia including foreigners because our Federal Constitution is the highest law and something like the pillar of our country.
Those ‘scholars’ are bringing bad influences as they being used by certain groups to influence the public into believing something which are fictitious to serve their hidden agendas and can cause racial and religious disharmony among the people.
And these so called “Muslim scholars” are spreading the ideologies of liberalism and pluralism as the teaching of Islam when these ideologies are actually part of deviant teaching.