Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Nik Aziz and PAS ! The Man and the Party that Breakup the Malays !

Our Tuan Guru Nik Aziz Nik Mat confessed that, the in-ability of the Malays to understand Islam caused them to fight against each other ?

Is this true ? Let us analyse whether what was said has some merit or rather it is a political statement ? Is Tuan Guru Nik Aziz sincere in his observation ? At times, people who supported Pakatan Rakyat, have stopped thinking and swallow everything that were said by this man.

Do Malays really dont understand Islam ? Is islam that difficult to be understood ?

SHAH ALAM – 30th March 2011 - Sikap masyarakat Melayu gagal amalkan Islam punca perbalahan kalangan kaum majoriti negara ini masih berlanjutan.

Mursyidul Am Pas, Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat berkata, kedatangan Islam ke Tanah Melayu (Malaysia) lebih 500 tahun lalu masih gagal dikuasai Melayu beragama Islam sepenuhnya.


I might agree that there are different intrepretations of Islam in Malaysia but generally the principle of Islam that Believe in The One-ness of Allah (Tauhid) and not to associate partners with Allah is a general understanding of Muslims or Malays in this country. More than 45% of Malaysians are Muslim. With just one sentence he (Nik Aziz) declared that we (Muslims) of Malaysia do not understand Islam. Why is he saying this ?

What he really wanted to say is this....

“Kita sebagai masyarakat Melayu menolak (tidak mengamalkan) Islam, (sebaliknya mengambil pendirian) nasionalisme sebagai keutamaan, sedangkan bumi yang dipijak adalah ciptaan Allah SWT.

Here comes the deceitful statement. This man (Nik Aziz) believes that his political Party PAS, a man made political party which was created in the 60's registered with the Registrar of Society with its man made constitution is equal to Islam. This is how he fooled Malays in Kelantan and all over Malaysia to support PAS as if PAS is equal to Islam. PAS and Islam is not equal. We Muslim accept Islam but that doesnt mean we have to accept PAS. They are poles apart.

About nationalism that he is talking about , what is nationalism in the first place ? You give a dog a bad name and you hang it. Thats the trick. Let us look at the definition of nationalism...

Nationalism involves a strong identification of a group of individuals with a political entity defined in national terms, i.e. a nation. It is the belief that a nation has a right to statehood.

Is there a single verse or any verses in the Quran that prohibit Muslim from being identified with his race or nation or tribe even ? 

Quran - Surah Al-Hujurat 49 : 13
: O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise (each other). Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things).
: Wahai umat manusia! Sesungguhnya Kami telah menciptakan kamu dari lelaki dan perempuan, dan Kami telah menjadikan kamu berbagai bangsa dan bersuku puak, supaya kamu berkenal-kenalan (dan beramah mesra antara satu dengan yang lain). Sesungguhnya semulia-mulia kamu di sisi Allah ialah orang yang lebih taqwanya di antara kamu, (bukan yang lebih keturunan atau bangsanya). Sesungguhnya Allah Maha Mengetahui, lagi Maha Mendalam PengetahuanNya (akan keadaan dan amalan kamu).   

The Arabic for the underlined translation are - wa ja-alna-kum ( and We (Allah made you), syuuban wa qaba-ilah ( nations , races = syu-uban) , wa (and) , qabailah (tribes)......lita-arrafu (so thay you may know each other)...

The verse is very-very clear. Allah recognised that we are being recognised (ta-arafu)  through various nations, races and tribes. That is actually a definition of nationalism. Human beings are allowed to maintain their national identity and to fight to maintain that right. When the British decided to form Malayan Union, what the colonial was trying to do was to usurp the rights of the Malays to be recognised as Malays with special rights in their own mother land. The Union was met with much opposition due to its constitutional framework, which allegedly threatened Malay sovereignty over Malaya. Go and tell any Indians in India that, we want you to stop recognising yourself as Indians and give up your rights and be equal to all other minority rights in your country. What do you think the Indians might do...

When the British asked Mahatma Gandhi how is the Indian administration going to deal with the huge Muslim minorities in India ? Mahatma Gandhi said eloquently that every nation has its own set of problems and minorities. This will be an Indian problem to manage.

In Surah Al-Hujurat 49:11, Allah allowed racial as well as tribal identification but superiority of one race , nation or tribe over the other is strictly forbidden.  

This is actually 360 degrees against what was preached and encouraged by Nik Aziz. Nik Aziz is going against the Quran if he deny nationalism. So we can easily demonstrate that actually it is not that the Malays dont embrace Islam that cause political rivalry but the real issue here is PAS Malays identified UMNO Malays as kafir and not as Muslim as them (PAS) which is the main cause of division among Malays. Islam the way understood by PAS, even rejected established concept in the Quran that causes split among the Malays in Malaysia.

We analyse further.

Nik Aziz said -

“Sekarang ini bukan masalah Melayu dengan Cina, tetapi Melayu dengan Melayu,” katanya ketika sesi lawatan ke Universiti Antarabangsa Al-Madinah (Mediu) di Plaza Masalam semalam

So  Nik Aziz confessed again that, there is disunity among the Malays. So as a Muslim what is his responsibility as an Ulama about this ? Let us go to the Quran again ...

Quran - Surah Al-Hujurat 49 : 10
 The Believers are but a single Brotherhood: So make peace and reconciliation between your two (contending) brothers; and fear Allah, that ye may receive Mercy.
Sebenarnya orang-orang yang beriman itu adalah bersaudara, maka damaikanlah di antara dua saudara kamu (yang bertelingkah) itu; dan bertaqwalah kepada Allah supaya kamu beroleh rahmat.

So as Ulama, Nik Aziz is supposed to bridge the gap between UMNO and PAS. That is ideal for him as a religious man. The idea for unity should come from him as the follower of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be with him) who make peace between Banu Aus and Banu Khazraj. The two Arab tribes of Medina, Aus and Khazraj, made their living by farming. Before the arrival of the Prophet, they had been locked up in a war against each other which had lasted for more than five generations. They had fought their last battle only four years earlier, i.e., in A.D. 618, and it had left them utterly exhausted and prostrate.

Imagine, Banu Aus and Banu Khazraj fought wars against each other for five generations and they were brought together by our choosen Prophet. Nik Aziz should strive to bring UMNO and PAS together. From religious point of view UMNO Malays accepted Islam and Tauhid of Allah likewise PAS Malays. It is only differences in implementation of Islam in a multi racial society which causes PAS and UMNO to differ. Surah Hujurat 49 :10 urges Nik Aziz to unite the Malays not to disunite them. So when UMNO delegations met with PAS delegations for unity talk, Nik Aziz supposed to accept this gesture of peace and reconciliation. On the contrary what Nik Aziz did was he rejected flat this idea of unity with UMNO. Again Nik Aziz failed to uphold advise from the Quran and but instead this is what Nik Aziz said about UMNO ;

"Harapkan UMNO nak ajak Islam lagu mana, dia sendiri tolak Islam. UMNO tolak Islam, nak dia perkenal Islam pada MCA dan DAP macam mana.(Nik Aziz - 18/02/2011)

The above statement by Nik Aziz is careless and misleading. The Federal Government under Tun Dr Mahathir even introduced a policy called ;

Dasar Penerapan Nilai-nilai Islam dalam Pentadbiran -

Dasar Penerapan Nilai-nilai Islam dalam Pentadbiran adalah sebahagian daripada pelbagai usaha Kerajaan
Malaysia untuk memasukkan unsur-unsur Islam dalam pentadbiran dan kehidupan rakyat Malaysia. Rasional Kerajaan memberi perhatian kepada nilai-nilai khususnya nilai-nilai Islam ialah:

"Dalam usaha untuk memelihara maruah Warganegara Malaysia, maka perlulah ia mempunyai satu identiti yang kukuh. Dalam konteks ini, unsur yang terpenting sekali dalam pembentukan identiti Warganegara Malaysia ialah nilai. Ia merupakan satu faktor utama yang boleh memastikan kelahiran sesebuah masyarakat yang disegani. Sesuatu bangsa yang tidak mempunyai nilai kehidupan yang tertentu akan mudah menjadi mangsa kepada bangsa lain yang sentiasa berusaha mengembangkan nilai-nilainya dan dengan perkembangan ini akan dapat menguasai bangsa yang tidak mempunyai nilai-nilai yang kukuh."

Bagi masyarakat Malaysia yang terdiri daripada berbagai kaum dan agama dan menjalani cara hidup yang berbeza-beza, pengamalan nilai-nilai yang dapat diterima oleh semua rakyat adalah menjadi asas penting dalam usaha ke arah membentuk identiti dan perpaduan. Tanpa nilai yang universal ini rakyat akan terdorong untuk menerima dan menyanjung nilai-nilai lain yang sangat asing bagi masyarakat Malaysia. Ini akan menyebabkan kesetiaan rakyat Malaysia serta identitinya sebagai satu warganegara akan menjadi kabur dan maruah bangsa tidak dijunjung tinggi dan mungkin mereka akan memperkecil-kecilkan negara dan bangsa sendiri. Dengan itu rakyat Malaysia haruslah mempunyai identitinya sendiri dengan setiap individu, organisasi dan semua sektor yang melaksanakan pelbagai aktiviti menjalankan kerja yang boleh memberikan sumbangan kepada kesejahteraan negara. Urusan-urusan yang dijalankan dengan penuh rapi, teliti, amanah dan rasa bertanggungjawab boleh membawa kepada pembentukan identiti yang diperlukan oleh sesebuah negara seperti Malaysia ini. Tanpa penerimaan nilai-nilai hidup yang mulia tidak mungkin identiti yang membanggakan dapat dicapai.

Sebagaimana yang sedia dimaklumi 'identiti' tidak boleh pisahkan daripada nilai. Persoalannya ialah; "Apakah nilai yang boleh digunakan bagi mengukuhkan sesuatu identiti?" Ramai yang berpendapat masalah nilai lebih sesuai diserahkan kepada individu-individu dan komuniti-komuniti yang berkenaan untuk menentukannya. Tetapi ini tidak akan menyelesaikan masalah, malah ia akan  berakhir  dengan kekeliruan yang berterusan di dalam masyarakat. Oleh itu adalah sangat wajar sekiranya dijelaskan secara langsung nilai yang perlu diterima dan diterapkan dalam masyarakat. Bagi masyarakat Malaysia adalah tepat sekiranya nilai itu diasaskan kepada  kehendak  dan pengajaran Islam bagi membentuk sebuah negara yang produktif dan bermoral tinggi. Mungkin pada awalnya ia akan dipersoalkan menerusi kacamata agama atau budaya lain kerana memilih nilai yang diasaskan kepada satu agama sahaja. Tetapi dengan merenung kembali dan memahami negara Malaysia itu sendiri, setiap rakyat akan mendapati dan menyedari bahawa langkah untuk memilih nilai Islam itu adalah langkah yang wajar. Sebaliknya pula mereka yang tidak memahami tentang kedudukan Negara Malaysia dari segi geografi, sejarah, kebudayaan, perlembagaan dan lain-lainnya akan terus mempertikaikan perkara ini. Walaubagaimanapun, setelah melihat secara objektif, maka tidak akan ada satu sebab pun untuk menolak bahawa nilai yang berasaskan kepada agama Islam itu ialah yang paling sesuai untuk membangunkan masyarakat Malaysia umumnya. Nilai-nilai Islam itu  boleh menjadi penggerak ke arah membanteras unsur-unsur keburukan yang menjadi musuh utama negara ini seperti fahaman komunis, kemiskinan, rasuah, kecuaian, kejahilan,  penyelewengan  dan sebagainya yang sentiasa mengancam usaha-usaha perpaduan rakyat dan  pembangunan negara.

Al-Quran juga telah menamakan agama Islam sebagai agama yang bernilai. Penamaan ini memberikan keyakinan kepada semua orang bahawa kandungan yang terdapat di dalam kitab suci Al-Quran itu adalah merupakan nilai-nilai yang mulia kerana ia merupakan bimbingan-bimbingan (hidayah) yang datang daripada Allah s.w.t. dan ditujukan kepada semua manusia, bukan sahaja kepada yang beragama Islam. Di antara bimbingan-bimbingan yang terpenting ialah perkara-perkara yang berkaitan dengan moral (akhlak). Ini bererti bahawa apa yang dimaksudkan dengan Dasar Penerapan Nilai-nilai Islam dalam Pentadbiran ialah bimbingan pembentukan akhlak yang berfaedah dan berfungsi dalam kehidupan setiap rakyat menuju ke arah ketinggian maruah di samping menanam nilai-nilai yang murni dan membina ke dalam sistem pentadbiran negara.

Nik Aziz charged that UMNO is championing only Malay issues and forgo Islam is not true. The disunity among Malays is not because they dont understand Islam but it is because PAS distort Islam for their political benefit and make claims that UMNO Malays are not Muslim. Nik Aziz denied nationalism which is clearly accepted in the Quran. Nik Aziz ignored calls in the Quran to unite Believers as he rejected unity initiatives with UMNO but strangely accept DAP in Pakatan Rakyat whom rejected Islam 100%.

Finally, i leave you the blog readers with this last point.

“UMNO punya ‘bodoh’ sebut ketuanan Melayu, ......................Nik Aziz - Sinar Harian - 30hb Mac 2011

This a very strong condemnation by Nik Aziz to UMNO Malays. Is this how cultured , dignified religious scholar behaves ?

It seems that, when the video involving Anwar Ibrahim was exposed, PAS Leadership held a Solat Hajat Perdana Melawan Fitnah........That sex video was exposed by a concern citizen who stumbled upon evidence that might possibly implicate Anwar Ibrahim. The person who found the video has a responsibility to verify it and he did it by exposing it only to media reps cause if the media were to stumble upon this evidence, they will exposed it widely without any consideration. So Datuk Shazryl only showed it to them without allowing them to posses the video. This shows concern overn ke-aiban Anwar Ibrahim. Is this wrong ? What about when Anwar Ibrahim fitnah without video , only with Balasubramaniam Statutory Declaration that Datuk Seri Najib and Datin Rosmah Mansor were guilty of murdering Altantuya ! Is this not fitnah ? What a paradox !
Think abouth this. If Anwar Ibrahim found a video showing Datuk Najib Tun Razak having sex with a foreign prostitute, do you think Anwar will be kind enough not to expose this video ? Hand it over to the police nicely ! I dont think so..

 Quran - Surah Al-Hujurat 49 : 10

O ye who believe! .............Nor defame nor be sarcastic to each other, nor call each other by (offensive) nicknames: Ill-seeming is a name connoting wickedness, (to be used of one) after he has believed: And those who do not desist are (indeed) doing wrong.
 Wahai orang-orang yang beriman!............................ janganlah pula kamu panggil-memanggil antara satu dengan yang lain dengan gelaran yang buruk. (Larangan-larangan yang tersebut menyebabkan orang yang melakukannya menjadi fasik, maka) amatlah buruknya sebutan nama fasik (kepada seseorang) sesudah ia beriman. Dan (ingatlah), sesiapa yang tidak bertaubat (daripada perbuatan fasiknya) maka merekalah orang-orang yang zalim.

From the few Quranic verses above it is very clear that Nik Aziz did not use these Quranic injunctions when dealing with UMNO. Nik Aziz deals with UMNO using his nafsu rather than upholding the principles of the Quran...That is the real cause for Malays disunity

Look at this picture below. With love and respect our Prime Minister attended to Tuan Guru Nik Aziz Nik Mat....There is love seen in the eyes of Najib for our Tuan Guru when he was sick. Perhaps this is a good example shown by our top most leadership. You may differ in principle but in the end, we are all brothers.

 Quran - Surah Al-Hujurat 49 : 18

  "Verily Allah knows the secrets of the heavens and the earth: and Allah Sees well all that ye do."
: "Sesungguhnya Allah mengetahui segala rahsia langit dan bumi, dan Allah Maha Melihat akan segala yang kamu kerjakan".

1 comment:

  1. Kudos ...i like what is written, to unite malays under islam, how about desolve pas and umno and all ex-members from both parties to join a newly form party based on islamic principles, all dealings are strictly based on the Quraan and Hadith....can or not ????