11 Jul '15, 2pm

New Islamist party has higher purpose than hudud, says Mujahid - Looi Sue-Chern (TMI)

Looi Sue-Chern The Malaysian Insider 11 July 2015 The new political party being mulled by a group of “purged” progressive PAS leaders will take the position that Islam is bigger than just the Islamic penal code or hudud. Former PAS central committee member Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa said Islam instructed its believers to preserve the greater peace, instead of bulldozing laws. “This was why the late spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat put hudud on hold. He understood this very well. He knew that the issue had not been settled. “Is hudud everything? It is just a criminal law,” he told The Malaysian Insider in an interview at his office in Parit Buntar. Mujahid, when asked about the new party’s stand concerning hudud, said that there were bigger things in Islam than hudud, such as creating a better life for the people. “You do that not by introducing Islamic crimin...

Full article: http://blog.limkitsiang.com/2015/07/11/new-islamist-party...

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