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Dr. Kehormat Harussani Zakaria

Dr. Kehormat Harussani Zakaria

Saturday February 14 2009

 

Top clerics clash over Perak crisis

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 9 – Two of the country’s most respected religious figures are on collision course over the political crisis in Perak – the clearest evidence of how polarising politics can become in Malaysia.

Several days ago, Perak Mufti Dato’ Seri Harussani Zakaria issued a statement saying that anyone who refused to show loyalty to the monarch or who did not accept the decision of a ruler of the state was guilty of treason. He justified his statement by referring to several verses in the Quran.

His statement was interpreted as a criticism of the defiance shown by Pakatan Rakyat state government led by Datuk  Seri Mohd Nizar Jamaluddin. Nizar has refused to accept a decision by Sultan Azlan Shah telling him to stand down in favour of Datuk Zambry Abdul Kadir.

This controversial decision by the palace was made after three Pakatan Rakyat lawmakers became independents, effectively vapourising Pakatan Rakyat’s advantage in the state assembly.

Harussani, one of the most conservative religious leaders here, also condemned supporters of Pakatan Rakyat who demonstrated and clashed with police on Friday, the day the new Barisan Nasional government was being sworn-in.

Today, the Perak mufti was ticked off by Dato’ Haron Din, a senior Parti Islam SeMalaysia (Pas) leader and respected religious scholar.

He said that religious people should always be guided by Islam in issuing statements and should not be quick to make politically-laced comments.

He said that Harussani’s statement would only cause more confusion among the public since clerics hold an esteemed position in society.

“The Mufti of Perak has given his opinion but there has not been a case before where the mufti supported any political party. As someone who has been given the responsibility of safeguarding the interest of religion, the Mufti should not enter the political arena, ‘‘ he said.

Haron noted that Islamic history tells of the famous religious scholar Izzuddin Abdul Salam being made persona non grata by a sultan even though he spoke the truth.

This was the type of bravery which was needed now in the world, he added.

“Only credible ulamaks are brave enough to speak the truth when they face all sorts of uncertainties, “he said.

Picked from: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/

 

Mufti Perak, Datuk Seri Dr. Kehormat Harussani keliru dalam masalah prosedur politik apabila beliau membuat  kenyataan; Datuk Seri Nizar mendurhaka kepada Sultan Perak. Kenyataan yang beliau buat ini sama dengan auta Umno yang sudah mulai pandai mengampu Institusi raja.  Sebagai seorang Islamic scholar yang menjawat jawatan mufti, penelitian dan penyelidikan wajar diutamakan sebelum membuat keputusan atau mengumumkan suatu pendapat  terutama sekali dalam masalah politik yang melibatkan kuasa pemerintahan dalam sesebuah negeri. Dr.Harussani harus faham dan menerima hakikat bahawa Islam menuntut sesiapa sahaja yang dianiaya agar mempertahankan hak dan maruah diri apabila dicerobohi, dikhianati atau diserang dengan pelbagai cara yang dibenarkan oleh syarak mengikut kadar kemampuan dan situasi semasa.  Tindakan Datuk Seri Nizar membawa kes haru-biru yang berlaku di Perak baru-baru ini ke Mahkamah Tinggi tidak bercanggah dengan undang-undang dan juga perlembagaan Negara.  Apa yang dilakukan oleh Datuk Seri Nizar sekarang adalah satu jihad untuk mempertahankan status kerajaan Pakatan Rakyat, haknya serta maruah beliau. Selama mana usaha tersebut tidak bercanggah dengan perlembagaan, undang-undang Negara dan juga syariat Islam, maka ia adalah wajib diteruskan. Sebagai seorang mufti, keberanian dan kebenaran dalam menentu sesuatu keputusan dan juga hukum syarak adalah wajib diutamakan lebih daripada segala bentuk kepentingan serta kemudahan yang diperolehi daripada jawatan yang disandang seperti status pangkat, gelaran dan juga kebendaan (material). Institusi Mufti langsung tidak akan dihormati jika berlaku sebaliknya.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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