Monday, May 7, 2012

Fatwas and Fat Wars

We're gonna see more "Fatwas" being issued. There was one earlier by Tok Guru Nik Aziz and it was founded on clear and salient foundations and made no pretence of it's clear objective. It was a good Fatwa. Actually lots more people have made personal fatwas, earlier than Tok Nik and for purposes of practical communication his was well-founded.

There are many forms of fatwa. Amongst the Malays, when it's linked to religious fatwas, they carry various weights and meanings. And sometimes fear. I'd like to think of fatwas as clarion calls. There are numerous legal institutions embedded in Islamic culture that a decent Muslim would care to list. In fatwas, for the values they clarify and amplify, you gravitate towards them. As you did before Tok Guru declared it.

The one declared by the National Fatwa Council is suspect. Clearly it's a fatwa against Tok Guru Nik Aziz's fatwa and the smog politicians are cooking. Now we can see the extent of how Ali Baba and the 40 Ulamas work.

In Tok Guru's Fatwa he said it was compulsory. If you're not convinced with the injustices now, you can go and fry in hell yourself. In reality, you don't and won't fry in hell. You fidget and shift in your seats and regret you can't make it for valid practical reasons. The punishment is in your conscience. We cant say for those whose conscience did not appeal to it.

The National Fatwa Council as it appears now is openly a mockery in its construction, fundamentals, application and purposes.

That said, it could still be a guiding light to Muslims in different circumstances and constitution.

It's deceitful because assemblies for clear and peaceful purposes are sanctioned by the Legal Consitution. Neither did the National Fatwa Council exhibit understanding of the national Constitution nor salient principles of Fatwa. They have turned it into Fat pursuance of apparent misguided objectives.

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