30 December 2012
The issue of 'Amanat Hadi' which is a speech delivered by the PAS President during a political rally in Banggul Peradung on 7th April 1981 had been haunting the Muslim community for decades. Families were torn apart, communities were severely divided, due to this issue.
To label a Muslim as 'kafir' or unbeliever is against the religion of Islam. The prophet mention in a Hadith that when a Muslim accused a fellow Muslim as being Kafir, the accusation will return back to him. In a Muslim community where there is in existence a proper Syariah legal system, only the court should be given the right to declare someone as no longer being a Muslim.
It is time that we sit together to solve this issue. What we need now is, as brothers and sisters in Islam, is sincerity. This is not a new issue. This is a very old issue. The problem now is, it seems like this issue arises only when the general election is looming. It is ridiculous to think that in a state like Malaysia where Islam is the religion of the Federation, we are not able to solve this issue.
This issue, together with other religious related such as Hudud, should not be politicized by any quarters. We have laws. Section 31 of the Syariah Criminal Offences Act 1997 for example clearly mention about the crime of 'takfir'. If it is proven that he is guilty of the crime of 'takfir', then take action properly as we have enactments beautifully crafted by our assemblymen.
PAS President should be given a chance to explain his so-called 'Amanat Hadi'. This is one of the most basic principles of justice in Islam. An accused person is innocent until proven guilty and he is entitled to a fair hearing.
In another Hadith, the Prophet said, "if people would be given what they claim (without evidence), some persons would claim other people's blood and properties, but it is obligatory on the claimant to produce evident".
If we failed to understand this, who are we to champion the issue of faith?
Fuad Syazwan Ramli
President, Lawsoc IIUM 2011/2012.
Inspired by fuad at 1:17 AM
18 December 2012
11 December 2012
BRINGING HUMAN TRAFFICKING TO LIGHT is coming to AIKOL on 12/12/12 on wednesday at 2.00PM...! AIKOLians, come and join us for a forum by experienced International Law academics and speaker from CAMSA (Coalition to Abolish Modern-Day Slavery). There will be a screening of 'Not My Life', a movie produced by Hollywood producer specially to address this issue. There will be goodies bags and premiums given to early birds and refreshment will be provided. This event is proudly organised by LexisNexis Malaysia.
Inspired by fuad at 1:21 AM
01 December 2012
Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
Alhamdulillah, all praise be to Allah who had given us the gift of Iman and had given us the opportunity to live in this world.
Being a student in an International Islamic University demands us to be different from others. It is not enough that we excel in our study but at the same time we are expected to excel in our co-curricular activities as well. It is a big challenge for us, to strike a balance between these two.
AIKOL Festival is one of the traditions being kept alive by the law students of Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws. Through AIKOL Festival, the students are able to participate in various activities that enhance both their intellectual faculty and also their soft skill.
AIKOL Festival 2012 is the continuation of a long celebrated tradition. This festival is one of the contributions from the Law Students’ Society of IIUM towards the community of IIUM and also the public at large. Various programmes are organized that will benefit both the students and also the public. Here in AIKOL we believe that it is our duty and responsibility to contribute towards the betterment of the society, thus through this AIKOL Festival, we continue to give back to the society especially from legal perspective.
Law Students’ Society would like to thank the Administration of AIKOL and the Management Committees for making this event a successful one.
Fuad Syazwan Ramli
Law Students’ Society 2011/2012
Inspired by fuad at 1:18 AM