Turkish religion officials rule out haram fatwa for protests
Malaysians will no longre gather to show their support for opposition parties after an Islamic body in the country issues a fatwa declaring anti-gov’t rallies haram. REUTERS photo
“Rioting, causing disturbances and damaging public property are all forbidden by Islam. This also applies to any intention to topple an elected government by organizing such demonstrations,” the body’s Chairman Dr. Abdul Shukor Husin said.
“No one is exempt and no one should support any efforts that can cause harm, anxiety or unrest among Muslims to the point of the community becoming split. Especially if there is bloodshed,” he said.
Abdul Shukor also said that the committee viewed this issue seriously in light of “some Muslims resorting to rioting during street demonstrations, as happened in the federal capital on April 28,” the Malaysia star reported.Islam has “never called on its followers to resort to any action that could threaten people’s lives just to pursue a specific agenda,” the fatwa committee stated, adding that Muslims who participated in such demonstrations must repent.
More “useful discussion channels” could be implemented to practice democracy instead of protesting, Abdul Shukor said. An official from Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs Fatwa Board said the right to protest the government was given to people as a constitutional right in Turkey. However, the official also said that evil-minded and illegal actions were not permitted in Islam. “Any intention to incite society to malice is not lawful in Islam,” the official told the Daily News. SUMBERMay/08/2012
Tu la sapa suruh main ucap jer fatwa. Wa tak rasa ada ijma ulama (ialah persetujuan atau permuafakatan ulama di atas satu perkara atau hukum yang tidak ada nas dari al-Quran dan hadis pada satu-satu masa) sebelum fatwa tersebut dikeluarkan. Kalau ada ijma ulama takkan fatwa dangkal macam tu boleh dikeluarkan. Kena bidas sebijik bedebik tang batang idung. Tak malu kerr?
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