Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Nazrin: Refer fatwa to Rulers


IPOH: The Regent of Perak Raja Dr Nazrin Shah has again reminded the National Fatwa Council that its primary role is to decide and issue a fatwa or edicts after referring them to the Conference of Rulers.

He also reminded the Mentri Besar, state Religion, Islamic Education, Women and Welfare Committee chairman, directors and staff of the state Religious Department to refer any matter to the state Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council before making statements.

Speaking after chairing the Malay Customs Council meeting, Raja Nazrin said the National Fatwa Council should have referred the matter of Muslims taking up yoga to the Conference of Rulers.

He said if the matter was not corrected now, it would lead to confusion later.

Raja Nazrin also reminded the Department of Islamic Development (Jakim) that it did not have the legal power to give instructions to states on Islamic religious management.

He noted that to ensure a harmonious relationship, the National Fatwa Council and Jakim should understand and respect the status, right, advantage, sovereignty and power of the Ruler as enshrined in the Federal Constitution and state constitution.

(Excerpt from The Star @ 10 December 2008)

2 comments:

Bokhari said...

Assalamualaikum Dato'

Bagi saya inilah dia realiti Islam di negara kita..apabila Raja lebih berkuasa daripada kuasa Tuhan..ditambah pula Raja menyanggah pandangan golongan ulama yang pakar seperti Majlis Fatwa Kebangsaan..

Limau tambun said...

Wa'alaikumussalam Sdr Bokhari,
Tidak timbul soal kuasa raja mengatasi kuasa Tuhan atau pun Raja menyanggah ulama. Saya berpendapat teguran Tuanku Raja Nazrin Shah lebih bersifat nasihat agar fatwa diumumkan secara lebih berhemah dan berkesan supaya dihormati oleh semua kalangan umat Islam dan bukan Islam di negara ini.
Tuanku Raja Muda yang terkenal berpandangan jauh dan berpengetahuan luas tentang agama Islam serta amat patuh kepada ajaran Islam tentu lebih faham apabila baginda membuat kenyataan sedemikian.

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