KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 — Having hudud laws will not guarantee zero crime, former Perlis mufti Datuk Dr Juanda Jaya said as PAS seeks to table a Bill that critics say will open the door to implementing the strict Islamic penal code in Malaysia.
The Islamic scholar pointed out that Prophet Muhammad also did not manage curb crime during his lifetime, adding that other factors must be addressed for hudud to fully succeed as a mechanism to tackle social problems.
“If a person says if hudud is implemented it will solve all social problems the that person is ignorant. Hudud is merely a mechanism to solve [some of] the people’s problems.
“If they assume implementing Islamic laws will produce an angelic society? Than they are ignorant about Islam,” Juanda said in an interview last week with Projek MMO, Malay Mail Online’s sister publication in Bahasa Malaysia.
“Vice and crime existed within the Madina Islamic society. The prophet was there at the time along with divine revelations, yet theft and adultery took place,” he added. [...]
He also pointed out that Muslim community leaders like the imams appeared more interested in bickering among themselves for positions instead of working towards improving their respective communities.
“What happen to the functions of village head and imams? They seem to be more interested in fighting among themselves for posts,” he said.
Juanda also asserted that forgiveness was paramount in Islam, a quality that gave the religion much of its appeal.
Well, the ulama's of PAS and others, like perhaps in Perak wakakaka and Selangor and FT have already changed the compassionate face of Islam into one of intolerance and ferocity by their mortal feral behaviour and actions, for their self interests.
I assess two reasons for PAS' incessant push for Hudud, these being:
(a) to make the PAS' ulama even more powerful, to an extent that Muslims will not dare to question their mortal edicts, which of course they will claim came from Allah swt, as the son of the late Nik Aziz had said, regarding the drastic flooding in Kelantan as a message from Allah swt - see my post Look in thy mirror; Stop blaming others
(b) to punish and hurt Muslims kau kau because the ulama of PAS like to prohibit, prosecute, persecute and punish - see my post Theocratic 3 P's - prohibit, persecute & punish