KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 8 (Bernama) -- The Young Ulama Secretariat of Malaysia
said today it concurred with the Islamic religious scholar who has declared it
"haram" (forbidden) for Muslims to support the DAP.
Its executive committee chairman, Fathul Bari Mat Jahaya, said Muslims
should ponder before making a choice at the polls and not submit to emotion.
"I can make out that the DAP''s agenda differs from the MCA and MIC''s which
do not bring any harm to the position of Islam and Muslims," he said when
commenting on the remark by Abdullah Sa''amah, founder of the Pondok Geting
religious school in Tumpat.
Abdullah had said that the MCA and MIC were acceptable because the two
Barisan Nasional (BN) parties recognised Islam’s pre-eminence.
Fathul Bari expressed the secretariat''s stand in view of PAS''s stand to
continue to cooperative with the DAP when DAP chairman Karpal Singh insisted
that PAS should drop its intention to make Malaysia an Islamic state.
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Fathul Bari asked Malaysians, particularly Muslims, to consider the history
of the establishment of PAS, Umno and DAP to better understand their approaches.
He also said that Muslims should educate non-Muslims and endear themselves
to the latter so that they received accurate information on pure and holy
propagation of Islam.
Meanwhile, Pertubuhan Muafakat Sejahtera Masyarakat Malaysia (Muafakat)
president Ismail Mina Ahmad said Muslims were prohibited from supporting any
party or organisation which opposed Islam and the implementation of Islamic
"They are groups which can harm the position of Islam as the religion of the
federation and that of Muslims in general," he said, adding that the sanctity of
Islam should not be tainted purely for political interests.
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