Perlis issues fatwa against 1M’sia structures

By Norsyafinas Ahmad Sukri | Jun 2, 11

The ubiquitous structures or monuments in the shape of the Najib Abdul Razak administration’s 1Malaysia logo is haram (forbidden), according to a fatwa (edict) by the Perlis Fatwa Council.

When contacted, Perlis Mufti Dr Juanda Jaya said that the council was of the opinion that such structures may be subject to pemujaan al-Ansab (idolatry).

This was decided during the council’s meeting on April 18 and 19 and it was approved by the Perlis Islamic Council (MAIP). Consent from the Raja of Perlis has also been obtained.

However, the fatwa will not be gazetted and thus serves merely as an advice to Muslims.

According to the fatwa, the advise was made based on Verse 90 of the Surah al-Maidah which details prohibitions on alcohol, gambling and idolatry.

“This must also be seen as a spendthrift act, which is forbidden in Islam,” said Juanda (right).

The fatwa has been publicised through state publications, including MAIP’s organ Irsyad Hukum, he said.

The 1Malaysia campaign is the brainchild of Prime Minister Najib, which calls for national unity and has become the centrepiece of his administration.

Since he took office in April 2009, the 1Malaysia logo has appeared in many if not most government publicity materials and it is also frequently used for commercial reasons.

  1. #1 by Tikus Belanda on Thursday, 2 June 2011 - 5:25 pm

    Who is stopping who is stopping what? I’m confused as to the fact of so many hindrances to the 1Malaysia concept by so many factions yet our PM is quiet.
    What’s stopping Jib from taking charge unless the whole rumour is true that he is really not in charge.
    So when is GE13? Change is necessary.

  2. #2 by sheriff singh on Thursday, 2 June 2011 - 5:27 pm

    What about statues of giant birds e.g. eagle, a large keris, flowers, animals e.g. turtles, orangutans, monkeys etc.

    Can these also be considered ‘idols’ as interpreted?

  3. #3 by boh-liao on Thursday, 2 June 2011 - 7:50 pm

    Ya lah, d 1 M’sia structure is obscene what 4 it looks like a phallus or dildo

  4. #4 by tak tahan on Thursday, 2 June 2011 - 8:00 pm

    Saiful said he saw the lookalike dildo in PM’s residential.Probably LooseControlMah might have something to do with it.Yo YO

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