PAS and other Political Islamic Theocracies

Statue of Ibn Khaldun, teacher & philosopher, ...

Statue of Ibn Khaldun, teacher & philosopher ; (Image by Todd Mecklem via Flickr)

Please go through  A Glimpse at the Political Philosophy of Islam by Muhamad Taqi Misbah Yazdi from Introducing Islam to understand basic which may be related to  development of Islamic Political Movements in Malaysia such as PAS.

To understand PAS is to understand the view of some of its similar counterparts in the contemporary Islamic teaching. Understanding the Turkey Political Islamic movements from Ataturk’s days to current political movements could give a brief view on how PAS involves in similar kinds of movement. In Tunisia and the latest in Egypt bears some resemblance to the hidden followers in PAS.

The word from Tuan Guru, ” Dunia Pinjaman Tuhan, beras di makan adalah beras diberi Tuhan” sounds very familiar with some ideas of the earlier Islamic revolutionists and reformists. What factors or reforms that deviate PAS from  its original constitution to help the  human kind and the spreading misinformation to  split Muslim in this country, is it because of a new identity in Islam ?. Khilafah ????.

Malaysian need a system supporting a progressive leadership, not the way around it.

A divine rule stands supreme even though it  is objected by the most. So how does a Non Muslim stand in a democratic Islamic State? Let read and understand the Islamic theologies here and correlate them to that of PAS.  Or, perhaps some of you have similar articles that can explain why PAS has undertaken a new style such as grouping with DAP and PKR, the non Islamic secular parties, we would be pleased to have them here for discussions.  Have a great reading. Thanks.

A Glimpse at the Political Philosophy of Islam  – By:  Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yazdi

If we want to make a balanced comparison between Islamic and other views in the field of polity and form of government we should make a review of the important issues in the philosophy of politics, and on every issue find out what is the view of Islam, comparing it with the other views. We must make a detailed investigation of the basic differences between them. Very briefly, we will now mention some issues and explain the views of Islam pertaining to them in order that it may be possible to make a comparison.

The first issue is the importance of social life. Islam, like the other schools of thought, emphasizes social life. But more than this it considers it a duty to attend to social problems and to struggle for the benefit of all human beings. Being indifferent to such problems is considered in Islam to be a grave sin. This attention is so important that it sometimes becomes necessary to spend all of one’s property and even to endanger one’s own life to save others from worldly and other-worldly afflictions and harms, from going astray and from spiritual corruption, and from misfortune in the next life. It is unlikely that any school of thought other than Islam has advanced this idea so far. Of course, we believe that none of the heavenly religions have any disagreement on basic principles and rules. Naturally, they hold this view in common with Islam.

The second issue is the necessity of law for social life, since no society can survive without rules and social regulations, for otherwise it would soon succumb to chaos, deterioration and destruction. The view of Islam on this matter is also clear and does not Stand in need of an explanation. We should however, mention two points. The first point is that from the perspective of Islam, the goal of law is not only to bring about social order and discipline, but beyond this to maintain social justice; because, firstly, without justice the order would not be durable and the masses of the people would not tolerate injustice and oppression for ever; and secondly, in a society not governed by justice most people would not have the opportunity for desired growth and development and hence, the goal of man’s creation and social life would not be realized.

Another point is that, from the Islamic viewpoint, social laws should be such as to prepare the ground and context for the spiritual growth and eternal felicity of the people. At the very least they should not be inconsistent with spiritual development, for, in the view of Islam, the life of this world is but a passing phase of the entire human life which despite its short duration, has a fundamental role in human destiny. That is, it is in this phase that with his conscious behaviour the human being should prepare for himself his everlasting felicity or wretchedness. Even if a law could maintain the social order in this world but would cause eternal misfortune for humans, from this Islamic view it would not be a desirable law, even if it were to be accepted by the majority.

Further reading is here: Introducing Islam.

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The Power of Water and God (Tuhan).

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When God (Tuhan) gives water to an area exceeding the need of its people and plant, the water has the power to kill almost everyone there by creating a flood.  When He gives a lesser amount, its people and the living things will die of thirst.

By making an equilibrium in the water supply during the high and low sessions, man controls dignity of human being and living things either they should die or live. And an act by man in this world however is always an act for getting rewards, in contradistinction to an act by God, to punish or teach human being lessons.

Selangor‘s government is making a fuss about this whole Syabas thing because they want to control  dignity of human beings and the living things in the state of Selangor. By controlling the human being in the state to get rewards in way that please  them most. At the moment, Syabas is controlling your soul and by not paying the fees for water, you will die of thirst, or face uncouth cleanliness or cleanses before you can meet you true God, or face losses in business everyday.

That’s how powerful is the power of water in today’s urban living, the same samples can be found in other urban civilizations such as Roman Empire.

Selangor wants to control human beings, it is a big business for all people who follow this group of people.

Power of God can be seen or sometimes cannot be seen. Nik Aziz says that he could control the will of God, thus Heaven is always for Pas and that some “doa” he committed to all that betrayed him. God always gives time for some people to repent. If you commits sins, a lot of sins, heavy sins, God will show you how you should make good of your sins.

To know human being’s characters sometimes is good to look around you in the group of primates. People tend to follow their characters in time of need. Beruk will lie still as if he is dead, because he knows human beings are pointing guns at him. Until and when these people are away from the place, he wakes up and run into the jungle.

When SPRM hunts through a list of people including the great Javanese man, the former MB of Selangor, many people in the list will follow this beruk’s character, by the very nature of a human being. And you will see some people driven  to hospitals because human beings need medical care especially true when they are acting as a primate.

The thing is this in the above two episodes, man always wants to be a God, controlling you everywhere, so that he can earn better livings than most of you can.

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