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Sakmongkol ak 47

Friday, 24 March 2017

For Political Islam and Uniting the Malays

One day will come when we will be asked- how is it that you have gotten into this mess? That is, we have tolerated injustice, corruption, all the evils a government does, we are at each other’s throats willing to cause harm and hurt towards each other? 
How is it that we are rejecting universal values of liberty, freedom of speech, rule of law and democracy? We allow ourselves to be cowed into keeping quiet over the wrongdoings of the PM and of the people surrounding him. He has clearly done so many wrong things and has even equated criticisms against him as works of sabotage on the economy.  
It as though, we have spurned all the values that support a civil society. Yet our religious leaders and operatives pontificate about righteous values everyday. Then they compromised these values when dealing with real life issues. Theft, criminal breach of trust, blatant embezzlement, serially lying, and plain stealing money from the public are tolerated and justified on manufactured justification.
Yet we call ourselves Malays and Muslims. Our conduct and character ought to be exemplary. How do we reconcile being Malay or a Muslim with being someone who supports the bad things? 
How can the PM with a straight face talk about his pet subject- wasthiyah?

We will answer, we are in this mess, because we have listened and obeyed our leaders and prominent people and it is they who have led us astray. Removing these bad people then becomes our main priority. That is our redemption to show that we are thankful.
It’s good for all of us. Getting rid of Najib and his government. Reject also those religious people who support him who justify what Najib does by extracting all kinds of Quranic verses.  Get rid of them too.
UMNO blames the Chinese and we are told they will overwhelm Malays. PAS accuses the Chinese of being anti Islam and therefore must be repelled. In the world, only people with supremacist thinking do cleansing. Hitler did that. The Serbians did that. The KKK in America did that. All of them failed.
In the name of race, Islam and the King, all the pillage, economic crimes, and corruption are justified. Justice, the rule of law, competence, and good governance are alien concepts. The reality of economic hardships is hidden by glossy presentations of images and numbers.
At that time, we will all pray and beseech God to punish these leaders double the penalty and we pray to God to unleash the biggest curse on them.
The Malays will be cursing at their leaders- both secular and temporal after realising that these people led them astray. It is they who have caused divisiveness and tumult across the nation. 
وَقَالُوا رَبَّنَا إِنَّا أَطَعْنَا سَادَتَنَا وَكُبَرَاءَنَا فَأَضَلُّونَا السَّبِيلَا

And they will say, O Lord, indeed we have listened and obeyed our leaders and the prominent among us and they have led us astray.  Al ahzab, 67.

رَبَّنَا آتِهِمْ ضِعْفَيْنِ مِنَ الْعَذَابِ وَالْعَنْهُمْ لَعْنًا كَبِيرًا

 O lord, punish them twice the severity and unleash on them a bigger curse. Al Ahzab, 68.

We must now allow ourselves the blind worship and obeisance to these kinds of leaders. Our support and our obeisance to them are qualified by their nature. It is not a sin to disobey and not blindly follow them. If they enjoin us to do justice, establish truth and good, we can follow them. If they enjoin us to do evil, it is our duty to resist them and to reject them. 
We must never allow the voice of evil and hate destroy our country. 
Nowadays many among us have realised that all the din and posturing about the amendments to Act 355, is all about politics. It’s not about making Islam great again. Indeed it appears that to some, it is a means to channel their aggression and blood thirsty urges. Many PAS members when asked will answer they are ignorant of RUU355 and what they are asked to support. The common Malay men who are Muslims do not know either.
Except they feel that have been blackmailed into believing that if they do not support what PAS wants them to do, they will be regarded as apostates, irreligious, not of the same religion and so on. They have been blackmailed into supporting. Support obtained through blackmail of any kind, be it spiritual or temporal blackmail, is the act of the irresponsible and the power hungry.
Haji Hadi himself says it- victory on RUU 355 is for political Islam. Now, politics is all about getting power and using the power to do what the victor thinks is good for society. For example, because it was victorious, PAS got the power to be the government in Kelantan. The purpose of politics is to get power.  
Which makes what some people say that they enter politics is not to win power nonsensical. Nik Abduh who lost in a leadership contest says he contested just for the fun of it. That is utter nonsense. He says he is happier he lost. Now, I cannot find excuses for someone else’s stupidity.
Zahid Hamidi says RUU355 is all about uniting the Malays. Islam is used for UMNO politics. It is used for Malay supremacy.
Therefore I can  safely say, now that the cat is out of the bag, the RUU355 issue was all about politics. It has nothing to do with making Islam great again. You and I can hear and read all about it now.
RUU355 is about (a) making Islamic politics strong and (b) uniting the Malays. Haji Hadi says (a) and Zahid Hamidi says(b). Haji Hadi represents Islamic supremacy while Zahid Hamidi represents Malay supremacy.  Islam must be purified against non Muslims; the Malay race must be purified against non Malays.
Our stand is not about exonerating and therefore grandstanding the Chinese. It is about stopping the blame game. When we are in trouble, we naturally blame others. We make scapegoat of others. By doing so, we hide our own failures and shortcomings.
 I have often asked who are the people out to destroy Islam? Sure, they are enemies of Islam- we know them. We read about the continuous demonising of our Holy prophet and of the insulting attacks on him. Some drew cartoons of him. Our Holy book the Quran is soiled every second.It is also burnt.
As Muslims we take all that as given. The enemies of Islam will never rest until we Muslims become them. We know all that. But these can never be the reasons why the Muslims are not great, successful and respectable.
They become backward, unsuccessful, looked down because of their own undoing. 
وَمَا أَصَابَكُم مِّن مُّصِيبَةٍ فَبِمَا كَسَبَتْ أَيْدِيكُمْ وَيَعْفُو عَن كَثِيرٍ
Al- Quran 42:30
Whatever misfortune happens to you, is because of the things your hands have wrought and for many of them, He grants justice.

We have chosen these bad leaders. We have listened to them. We rue the consequences.
If the Chinese actually threatens Islam, tell us how? If the Chinese are a threat to Malays, tell us how.  Accuse them and let them defend themselves.
All the business partners of our leaders and prominent people in Malaysia are Chinese. The owner of George Kent whom Mr Najib gives a lot of business deals is Chinese. The young man who conspires with Mr Najib to siphon money from 1MDB is Chinese. His name is Jho Low.
What is stopping the Malay government from arresting these Chinese, tie them up, throw them into the ocean or just impale them?  Will that satisfy our bloodthirsty urges?
So to me, whether you like it or not, the statements from Haji Hadi and Zahid Hamidi are all politically driven. 
One represents Islamic supremacy, the other, Malay supremacy.Once again I repeat, we must never allow the voice of hate and evil destroy us. The voice of decency ad justice must prevail.


Joey 27 March 2017 at 20:42  


You guys need to write in BM, distribute them on flyers in the Malay heartland. The people in the towns already know what you mean, but it is the people in the rural areas that must be made to understand that "rezeki" cannot equate to theft of rakyat funds. Mahathir is right - rural Malays can't comprehend what is one million, what more one billion.

Keep plugging away, Sak. It's people like you who give us hope.


Anonymous,  31 March 2017 at 11:15  

Allah loves the righteous and hates the evil doers who corrupt the land. How can we then say that our leader is chosen by Allah and we must support him? I believe Allah has nothing to do with a bunch of thieves choosing their own leader.

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