|Mufti of Pahang Dato’ Seri Dr. Abdul Rahman Osman
When the honorable Mufti of Pahang Sahibus Samahah Dato’ Seri Dr. Abdul Rahman Osman issued a statement saying that the DAP political leaders are ‘Kaffir Harbi‘ @ ‘Warring Kaffirs‘ he triggered an avalanche of criticisms coming from those who cried foul and bayed for his retraction of that statement and demanded an official apology from him.
As usual here in Malaysia, there will be the usual knee-jerk reactions springing up not from the majority of the Non Muslims but from those who are his fellow Muslims but infamous for their ‘diarrhea of the lip’ so to speak and quick to condemn the learned Mufti claiming that he has overstepped the unspoken boundary in this multi-ethnic, multi-faithed nation.
From what I understand from his explaining about saying so about the DAP leaders in particular the late Karpal Singh, who challenged Muslims of Malaysia to cross his dead body first if they want to turn Malaysia into an Islamic State!
Lim Kit Sang who consistently has been very vocal protesting every attempt to strengthen the Syariah Laws of this obviously Malay Muslims ruled country to this day.
His son Lim Guan Eng who is also against any motions to pass the Syariah Laws in Malaysia to be according to the dictates of the Commandments of Almighty Allah as revealed in the Holy Quran.
These are the ones whom he particularly addressed as ‘Kaffir Harbi’ and those similarly against the implementation of Syariah Laws in Malaysia.
The definition of ‘Kaffi Harbi’ can’t just be taken in the simplified context of those who think that it applies only to those who take up arms against the Muslims and wage war against the Rulers of Malaysia directly by forms of an armed uprising or the usage of deadly weapons which warrant the killing of such enemies of Islam and confiscation of their properties.
No! Not so if one really understands the evident realities of the particular DAP leaders opposing the implementation of actual Syariah Laws of Allah here instead of the present watered down lame versions passed on as the laws of the Syariah Courts of Malaysia.
These DAP leaders have been waging a war of perceptions against the Muslims here in Malaysia. Under the guise of secular political movements, the DAP have been undermining the rule of the Malays here in Malaysia.
They go about protesting and belittling the Malay led government at every opportunity they get by attacking the religious authorities attempt to uphold and improve the country’s Syariah Courts to be on par with what is expected of it.
A Kaffir is not a derogatory term. It is what Allah the Almighty Himself uses to address those who do not beieve in Him. The opposite word for a Believer is Muslim. A practicing knowledgeable Muslim is known as a Mukmin.
Back to the issue. A Kaffir Harbi is someone who goes against Islam by opposing it by any means. The most extreme manner is actually taking up arms and attacking the Muslims. This type of Kaffir Harbi warrants us to fight him or her with the equal or appropriate measures.
This is the kind of Kaffir Harbi who deserves to be dealt with in the manner befitting him. I am not in favor of taking someone’s wealth or properties no matter that he or she is or was a Kaffir Harbi.
So, was the Pahang Mufti right or wrong to label these DAP leaders or those similarly inclined as ‘Kaffir Harbi’? Waging a war of perceptions is as damaging as actually fighting against us in the real sense of the word.
By constantly being a pain in the ass ~ proverbially speaking, these enemies of Islam and Malaysia’s Muslims are often stirring up trouble and opening the doors to racial and religious unrest and might one day spark off a riot ala 13th of May, 1969!
When Muslims want to erect or built the Masjid’s to accommodate the needs of the community, they are now being stopped and opposed by members of the DAP as seen in a case in East Malaysia!
People go to war when their interests are at stake or in danger of being robbed from them. It is not something that we can afford to ignore or dismiss it off as mere hogwash or idle threats.
History records the viciousness of Karpal Singh’s diatribes and that of Lim Kit Siang against the Muslims of Malaysia as seen in the following videos.
‘Our opposition to Hudud and our opposition to an Islamic State stands! Intact!’ Karpal Singh
Former PAS Deputy President Ustaz Nasharuddin Aziz openly condemned the DAP’s Anti-Islam stand in the following speech :
Whomsoever does something physically, by actions, by words, by persuasions, by open revolt, open protests and public forums in stopping the implementations of the Syariah Laws of Allah are guilty of being Kaffir Harbi @ those who wage war against the state religion of Malaysia.
That’s the gist of what the learned Mufti of Pahang says!
I agree with him and support his stand.
Are all Kaffirs here in Malaysia to be classified as ‘Kaffir Harbi’?
There are so many of our fellow Non Muslim @ Kaffir citizens who are exemplary human beings who live peacefully amongst us and are an asset to our country.
Take for example, the current ‘Cina Gila‘ @ # 1 Malaysian Top Humanitarian Kuan Chee Heng, a retired policeman who is going around helping fellow Malaysians who are suffering from poverty and misfortune.
Mr. Kuan is very much loved by everyone including myself for his charitable deeds to help those who are being neglected or have no one to take care of them.
If you visit his Facebook page, you will be amazed to see how he helps every poor suffering individual out there by doing what he can through his fast growing network of friends and fellow Malaysians through his Community Policing movement.
Now, how can we call such a good, nice, kind and generous fellow as a ‘Kaffir Harbi’? He does not do anything harmful to us. He even uses Islamic greetings and expressions in his exchanges with his growing legions of fans.
The man is just short of uttering the Syahadah! His actions and deposition augurs so much more better than many a ‘Muslim’ that I know!
In fact he is doing so much more in helping our fellow citizens regardless of creed, color and social status compared to so many so called people’s champions or even Cabinet Ministers!
There are many more ‘Gila Malaysians’ out there who are not Muslims. They have been bitten by the ‘Small Potato’ virus.
‘Kaffir Harbi’ doesn’t apply to these people too. Those who mean no harm to the Muslims of Malaysia and are happy to live and let live in relative peace and harmony with us have nothing to fear or feel offended by.
Let’s learn to not jump to any conclusions or listen to fear-mongers or shit stirrers out there.
Salam sejahtera to everyone reading this. Love our country and support our do-gooders like Kuan Chee Heng.
May Allah guide us all. Ameen.