Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said Islam should not be politicised by any quarters in this country.
He said Islam should instead be placed at the highest level so that a lot of problems faced by the Muslim community could be overcome.
“We must not politicise the religion as Islam is not politics,” he said.
“If politics is made to be above Islam, the Muslim community will be confronted with a lot of problems, causing disunity which today is the source of the community’s weaknesses and the enemies of Islam belittling the religion.”Najib said this in his speech
Also present were Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Abd Ghani Othman and MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek.
Najib said the Barisan Nasional (BN) government itself always prioritised Islam in administering the country and adhered to the requirements of the religion.
“We developed our administration based on syariah and that is the Islamic requirement for us and among the five things we have done is looking after Islam, and that is why Malaysia is known as an Islamic country.
“We protect the Islamic faith and character, promote the religion, provide Islamic infrastructure and Islamic law and so on,” he said
The prime minister said the government’s success in managing the country well despite facing various challenges was recognised by other Islamic countries to the extent of Malaysia becoming a model successful Islamic nation.
At the same time, he said, the government had never neglected the welfare of the people of this country as it had provided various forms of aid not enjoyed by people in many other countries.
“Last night, I was in Bachok, Kelantan where I found out that there is even aid for disturbance from wildlife, for instance, you can get aid if you’re bitten by a snake. Where else in the world, a government does this?
“This is a government which takes care of the overall welfare of the people, where we want an Islamic concept and the same time, we want progress and developmentrelatedarticle.http://muslimjournalmalaysia.blogspot.com/2012/07/umno-last-province-of-empire-called.html
“We don’t want Islam to be linked to poverty and weakness but to be linked to strength and empowerment because Allah loves people who are successful,” he said.
As has already been detailed, Islamic Constitution is three-dimensional with equal emphasis on rights, duties and prohibitions. In Islam there is no unlimited freedom of choice. Freedom of choice is limited to choice among the good, pure and healthy things and practices. The choices that endanger life, spread chaos or undue disparity in society or cause harm to self or others are either totally prohibited or restricted depending upon their relative impact. Except for Shirk, which is related to spiritual domain, all other prohibitions are related to health, family or social peace.
The time has now proved that the most glaring deficiency of almost all the prominent systems is that they emphasise only upon fundament rights, underscore fundamental duties and altogether ignore fundamental prohibitions. This two-dimensional approach is inadequate in maintaining order in society. Besides, it is inherently dangerous, as it unleashes forces of evils and exploitation. No society can maintain order and tranquillity unless it has its sets of restrictions. Its members must not only claim for their own rights, but must also be duty-bound to help in its survival and development and they must not be in a position, even if they want, to do what is expressly detrimental for society. A three-dimensional approach is therefore mandatory if the totally paralysed and redundant legal system has to be rejuvenated. The two-dimensional constitutions, without any express provisions of fundamental prohibitions, guarantee rights only for the strong and those rights of the weak that the strong seek to exploit. The three-dimensional approach, on the contrary, with explicit Fundamental Prohibitions, is a guarantee for the rights of all the members of society including the weak and the underprivileged. Fundamental Prohibitions must be aimed at ensuring the same trio of objectives — Individual Health, Family Peace and Social Order, the three essential components of Grand Peace.
The modern approach is influenced by economic fundamentalism that seeks to commercialise both strengths and weaknesses of human beings. In order to commercialise weaknesses, it is necessary that “prohibitions” should be totally prohibited and greater emphasis should be given to rights not duties. In Islamic social system, on the other hand, the above-mentioned rights as individual, member of family and member of society are harmonised with duties and prohibitions. In the edifice of Islamic society, duties form the foundation, rights the roof and prohibition the walls; a building cannot be a building without any of the three, and all the three must be adequately planned and built.
A system cannot be deemed complete unless it categorically answers three questions: what is one enjoined to do, what is one permitted or entitled to do and what is one prohibited to do? A proper balance between these three is the most wonderful aspect of Islamic constitution that makes it far superior model to the other systems.
Fundamental Prohibitions according to Quran
Serve God, and join not any partners with Him… (4: 36/A)
Forbidden to you (for food) are: dead meat, blood, the flesh of swine, and that on which hath been invoked the name of other than God; that which hath been killed by strangling, or by a violent blow, or by a headlong fall, or by being gored to death; that which hath been (partly) eaten by a wild animal; unless ye are able to slaughter it (in due form); that which is sacrificed on stone (altars); (forbidden) also is the division (of meat) by raffling with arrows: that is impiety. (5: 3/A)
But if one is forced by necessity, without wilful disobedience, nor transgressing due limits,- then is he guiltless. (2:173/A)READMOREhttp://muslimjournalmalaysia.blogspot.com/2012/08/najib-and-fundamental-prohibitions.html