MalaysiaKini has reported that De facto Deputy Law Minister Hanipa Maidin criticizing a “religious scholar” that published his opinion on the rule of law from an Islamic perspective.
While he did not mention exactly who the “religious scholar” was but it was reported by MalaysiaKini that Hanipa made clear reference to PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang’s opinion piece “Rule of Law: Where is Allah?”.
“If the one leading is a Muslim, even if he were cruel, at least (others) can become cattle herders,” Hadi was reported by MalayMail to have wrote.
“But if the one who leads is a non-Muslim, even if he were the kindest, (others) can work however they wish [but] without any limits of what is ‘halal’ and ‘haram’ they will still end up in hell.”
He claimed that the country can only be saved by the guidance from Allah, which includes faith-based judiciary that is superior to man-made laws.
“Don’t ever take the infidelic West as an example, because the best of them will still end up in hell, since their kindness is without any faith to Allah and the End Times,” he added.
Hanipa warned that such culture of fanaticism would could destroy the intellectual spirit.
“In all honesty, I did not see an academic discussion about the rule of law, even from the perspective of Islam,” Hanipa said.
“However, I could imagine how impressed his fanatical followers would be with the article,” Hanipa added.
He commented that Hadi also claimed in his piece that many Muslims who spoke and wrote about the rule of law did not incorporate elements of their faith in the implementation of various laws.
By Bob Tan
9th January 2019 18:55