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Friday, November 06, 2009

1 Telor!

Yes. I am talking about the Persatuan Peguam Syarie Malaysia or Malaysian Syariah Lawyers Association (PGSM).

Malaysia Today cited a report in The Star this morning saying that PGSM  has apologised to Dr Asri, the former Mufti of Perlis over the contents of the memorandum sent by the former to His Royal Highness the Yang di Pertuan Agong recently. This is also confirmed by a MalaysiaKini report.

I will not repeat what was said in the memorandum. Suffice if I were to say that the contents are vicious enough to make a multi-million dollar defamation suit by Dr Asri a very viable exercise.

The thing is this. PGSM is the self proclaimed defender of the faith. Whenever there are people or party whom they disagree with on matters pertaining to Islam, they would be the first to shout and scream. On the Kartika issue, they were so loud in condemning Sisters In Islam, Joint Action Group for Gender Equality and WAO. They had a protest against these NGOs. They also lodged a police report against the organisations.

When these NGOs called for a review of Syariah Criminal offences, they issued a memorandum (they just love memorandums, don't they?)  imploring the government to prosecute these organisations.

Why not? After all, those orgainsations are unIslamic. They on the other hand are the protectors and defenders of the faith.

Now they are apologising for telling lies about Dr Asri. If I were advising Dr Asri, I would advise him to sue their proverbial kain pelikat off!

Don't they know what the Prophet - peace be upon him - said about telling lies and liars? Well, here it is:

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said, "The signs of a hypocrite are three: (1) whenever he speaks, he tells a lie, (2) whenever he is entrusted, he proves to be dishonest, (3) whenever he promises, he breaks his promise" (Sahih Bukhari)

"Narrated Anas: The Prophet was asked about the great sins He said, "They are:-- (1 ) To join others in worship with Allah, (2) To be undutiful to one's parents. (3) To kill a person (which Allah has forbidden to kill) (i.e. to commit the crime of murdering). (4) And to give a false witness."  (Sahih Bukhari)

Narrated Abu Bakra: The Prophet said thrice, "Should I inform you out the greatest of the great sins?" They said, "Yes, O Allah's Apostle!" He said, "To join others in worship with Allah and to be undutiful to one's parents." The Prophet then sat up after he had been reclining (on a pillow) and said, "And I warn you against giving a false witness, and he kept on saying that warning till we thought he would not stop. (See Hadith No. 7, Vol. 8)  (Sahih Bukhari)

And about people who say things without being asked, in other word those who are Pak Sibuk, the Prophet - peace be upon him - said this:

Narrated Zahdam bin Mudrab: I heard Imran bin Husain saying, "The Prophet said, 'The best people are those living in my generation, then those coming after them, and then those coming after (the second generation)." Imran said "I do not know whether the Prophet mentioned two or three generations after your present generation. The Prophet added, 'There will be some people after you, who will be dishonest and will not be trustworthy and will give witness (evidences) without being asked to give witness, and will vow but will not fulfill their vows, and fatness will appear among them."  (Sahih Bukhari)

Nice eh? The Prophet - peace be upon him - abhors people who defame others.

So, I am now waiting to see whether PGSM would lodge a police report against itself for acting against Islamic teachings. Or perhaps they would prepare and publish a memorandum against themselves.

As for JAIS, I would like to ask:

- why do you need to bring about 50 people to arrest Dr Asri?

- was the arrest necessary? Was he running away? Can't you take a promise from a former Mufti to appear at your office the next day to be interrogated by you on whatever offence that you were investigating?

- was there a report made to you about Dr Asri's wrongdoing BEFORE you proceeded to arrest him? Please be truthful on this. God does not like people who are liars.

- was there a reliable information about Dr Asri's wrongdoing BEFORE you proceeded to arrest him. Please also be truthful on this. God hates liars.

- why weren't any of your officers at the Court the after to charge Dr Asri when he was in fact told to be present in Court the next day to answer a charge?

- what are you all going to do after this? Charge him? Or what?

- are you sure that the requirement for a "tauliah" is not repugnant to Article 10 of the Federal Constitution, which guarantees the freedom of speech and which says only the Parliament can restrict the same?

Oh, I just remember what the Prophet - peace be upon him - say about spreading knowledge. No, I am not teaching. I am just saying I remember it. Here it is:

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Mas'ud: The Prophet said, "Do not wish to be like anyone except in two cases. (The first is) A person, whom Allah has given wealth and he spends it righteously; (the second is) the one whom Allah has given wisdom (the Holy Qur'an) and he acts according to it and teaches it to others." (Fateh-al-Bari page 177 Vol. 1- Sahih Bukhari)

Hmmm...did the Prophet - peace be upon him - say get a license before teaching others?


Anonymous said...


I love your "1" series of articles. Please keep them coming.

MarinaM said...

Excellent, Art!

backStreetGluttons said...

your comedic outbursts of real teachings of prophets strikes horrifying fears into the black hearts of the liars & cronic hypocrites, now wetting their pants

nxforget said...

Tu bukan tak dak teloq. Tu tak dak akai ... jawa kata goblog, dekat lah tu sebutan dia, dua dalam satu.

Tu la buat dulu tak pikiaq, la ni dok pening nak cakap apa pulak.

Orang JAIS ni bengong ka apa. Dok pi nak tangkap dan charge bekas mufti Perlis. Tak tau kah depa mengina Raja Perlis.

Depa kata, Sultan-sultan dan Raja-raja di tanah Melayu ni ketua agama, tapi nampak JAIS dan JAKIM pula yang lebih dari ketua agama.

La ni dah kantoi. Perburuk orang macam-macam dan pi nak tangkap seorang dengan lima puluh orang, la ni muka nak sorok kat mana.

Yang polis pun benggong juga, dok ikut tapi tak tau apa pulak. Kalau ramai cam tu dok ada, mat rempit tak berkeliaran lah.

Memang kelakar satu malaysia. Terkenai kat dunia dengan benda yang tak betui.

Kah, kah, kah.

PS: Art, hang menang pandai do karang cerita bagi aku gelak nak mampuih tapi ada makna yang baguih.

somboon cheanswaths said...

Speaking as a kafir, I had always though Islam is a missionary religion and it is the duty of all Muslims to preach to his fellowmen. If that is the case, then why the need to go after Dr Asri when he was in fact doing what every other Muslim should be doing? Or is the right to preach the teachings of Islam only limited to appointed "custodians" of the religion and had differed from the time of the Prophet Muhammad and his Sahabat?

telur dua said...

was there a report made to you about Dr Asri's wrongdoing BEFORE you proceeded to arrest him?

Ahem, alleged wrongdoing.

If nothing sticks, we can always trust them to manufacture something.

Bloody fools.

PM said...

I hope Dr Asri has the fight in him to sue them.

Q14 said...

"Narrated Anas: The Prophet was asked about the great sins He said, "They are:-- (1 ) To join others in worship with Allah,

What does this mean?--> "Join others in worship with Allah"

Fi-sha said...

Dear Art

Seems to me stupidity runs in '1 family' aye?

Anonymous said...


Thank you for your "1 Telur" article.

Glad you stuff the PGSM fools with 1 large Telur.

I laughed non-stop as I read your article.

These PGSM fools who are self proclaimed defender of the Islam faith are the greatest hypocrites and sinners.

Some Muslims should lodge a police report against them and Dr. Asri should sue them.

I believe, the PGSM fools have peer pressure to outdo, outlast and outlive other Muslims in proofing that they are more Islamic than others. But, in reality, they are the worst lot. I won't be surprised if they are perverts!


Anonymous said...

Dear Art

Believe me, nothing will happened after this, even if Dr Asri sue them.

If things go against them (UMNO & associates), it will eventually die a natural death. It has been proven again and again in the pass few months,ehm... more like decades actually.

That is the type of government we have in Malaysia. God,Allah or whatever, SAVE THE PEOPLE OF MALAYSIA!!.


Anonymous said...

i spose some sort of 'tauliah's r needed, lest ajaran sesat mushrooms everywhere.

but my beef is with jais in its current form. the kepala jais is definitely an umno-supporter i.e. politically inclined. it shouldnt be that way. but where to find a fair man?

having said that, i still dont agree the action taken on dr asri.


Anonymous said...

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I am serious because MACC is doing a bad job for BN and now rely on Banks and courts