Menjawab tuduhan ‘PAS tidur dengan semua’

PAS

MAKA inilah PAS, yang dituduh kononnya mahu tidur dengan semua pihak, sedangkan usaha PAS hanyalah untuk menyedarkan bangsanya yang sedang tidur.

Dengan penuh hormat, terasa terpanggil untuk menjawab setiap pertuduhan, tohmahan dan sangkaan seorang sarjana tanah air, Dr Rais Hussin dalam makalah terbarunya, ‘PAS Politics – Sleeping With All Strategy’. 

Penulisan ini bukanlah berniat untuk bersikap defensif, tetapi sekadar memurnikan kefahaman dan meraikan perbezaan pandangan, selaras dengan budaya intelek yang mengiktiraf hak memberikan pandangan, dan kesediaan untuk menerima pandangan balas. Maka terserahlah kepada audien untuk menilai mana yang kaca, mana yang permata.

Pertama, penulis menyebut di dalam ‘thesis statement’ beliau bahawa, “Political and religious discussions are two of the most divisive issues in the world. As and when they are broached, these two topics can split human communities, even families, apart”

Tidakkah pernyataan ini amat tersimpang daripada kefahaman Islam yang menginsafi tujuan penciptaan Nabi Adam A.S sebagai ‘Khalifah’ di muka bumi (al-Baqarah: 30), dan ditakrifkan kalimah ‘Khalifah’ itu sebagai suatu tanggungjawab untuk ‘menegakkan Agama dan memakmurkan bumi dengan Agama’.

Memadai dengan menghayati firman ini, dapatlah kita fahami bahawa urusan menegakkan Agama (yakni Islam) serta urusan memakmurkan kehidupan (siyasah) adalah kemuncak matlamat penciptaan dan kerukunan hidup setiap manusia, jika diadun sebaiknya.

Adapun ungkapan yang menyatakan agama (Islam) adalah punca masyarakat dan keluarga berpecah-belah adalah ungkapan sama yang dilaungkan para pembesar dan sarjana Arab Makkah suatu ketika dahulu, tatkala Nabi Muhammad S.A.W menyeru kaumnya kepada Agama yang mentauhidkan Allah dan memurnikan ajaran Nabi Ibrahim A.S yang telah diselewengkan di zaman itu. 

Sedangkan al-Quran dengan jelas memerintahkan umat Islam untuk berpegang teguh dengan tali (ajaran) Allah, dan jangan sesekali berpecah-belah (Ali-Imran: 103).

Malah amat malang apabila penulis dengan tajam mensasarkan suatu sosok dengan menyatakan,

“Yet, there is something even more toxic than the above: Political and religious discussions that are led by a cult of religious and political personality. That label, unfortunately, belongs to Hadi Awang, the president of PAS”.

Terzahir isi hati penulis yang penuh toksid terhadap keperibadian Tuan Guru Haji Abdul Hadi Awang (TGHH). Tidak perlulah penulis menzahirkan wajah orientalis dan sekularis yang mahu memisahkan urusan politik dan agama, apatah lagi janganlah dizahirkan watak ‘petualang bangsa’ di zaman Mat Kilau yang secara halus meracuni pemikiran anak bangsa supaya melaksanakan tuntutan agama secara separuh-separuh, dan menyelinap masuk di setiap kabilah untuk menghalang usaha permuafakatan dan persepakatan bangsa, dihasutnya supaya janganlah bersatu dan kekal bersengketa.

Kedua, penulis menggariskan lima asas bagi menyokong ‘thesis statement’ beliau, antaranya:

Penulis mempersoalkan sikap TGHH dalam penghakiman kes Datuk Seri Najib, “Yet to date, almost a month after the guilty verdicts of both culprits who stole millions of Ringgit Malaysia from the people and /or government treasury, Hadi has remained sheepishly quiet”

Jawapannya, sila rujuk kenyataan rasmi PAS bertarikh 24 Ogos 2022 yang mewakili pendirian rasmi parti, dan sila rujuk Ucapan Dasar Presiden PAS pada Muktamar PAS bertarikh 3-4 September 2022, serta disilang- rujuk dengan teks Ucapan Dasar Presiden bagi tahun-tahun terdahulu, termasuklah ratusan artikel ‘Minda Presiden’ yang disiarkan hampir setiap minggu.

Pastinya penulis akan menjumpai ketegasan dan konsistensi PAS dan TGHH dalam menangani isu rasuah, salah guna kuasa dan integriti yang dibangkitkan ini, termasuklah pendirian PAS dalam isu 1MDB dan kes rasuah melibatkan pemimpin Umno, juga kes rasuah melibatkan pemimpin PH dan MUDA, serta pengguguran banyak kes melibatkan pemimpin PH di bawah pentadbiran 22 bulan PH sebelum ini.

Berikutnya, penulis berkata, “Hadi has consciously chosen to be “dumb, deaf and mute.” Not only that, he sends his deputies to strike a deal with Umno pre-GE15 which many in Umno resisting as they know PAS’ “sleeping with all-strategy” to maximise position and power it can have”. 

Jawapannya, sila rujuk usul yang diluluskan Muktamar PAS, serta ketetapan Majlis Syura Ulamak PAS dan Jawatankuasa PAS Pusat yang mempertegaskan usaha mengukuhkan perpaduan ummah, dengan memperkasakan Muafakat Nasional dan Perikatan Nasional sebagai wasilah ke arah matlamat tersebut semata-mata, bukannya demi mempertahankan kuasa.

Seterusnya, penulis mengaitkan prosiding kes rasuah pemimpin PH, “Should ex-chief minister of Penang Lim Guan Eng, the chairman of the Democratic Action Party (DAP) be convicted by any corruption one day over the building of the Penang tunnel from the mainland to the island, there will be zero interference from PH”.

 Ini secara jelas menunjukkan kepuraan dan pendustaan PH dalam menangani isu rasuah dan salah guna kuasa.

Di pihak PAS, terbukti sepanjang tempoh lebih 32 tahun (bukannya 22 bulan) pentadbiran PAS di Kelantan, rekod bebas rasuah dan ketinggian integriti Menteri Besar dan sekalian EXCO diperakui oleh SPRM, malah beberapa jabatan dan agensi Kelantan mendapat penarafan 4-5 bintang dalam Laporan Ketua Audit Negara. 

Terkini PAS mempamerkan prestasi 3 Menteri, 5 Timbalan Menteri dan 3 Menteri Besar untuk dinilai rekod bersih secara praktikal, bukan retorikal seperti PH, Muda dan sekutunya yang berselindung di sebalik slogan anti-rasuah yang indah, namun terpalit dengan 1,001 tuduhan rasuah, salah guna kuasa dan salah laku moral yang busuk dan menjijikkan.

Tambah penulis, “Hadi has not affirmed that the act of ‘Kafir Mengkafir’ or to accuse others as infidels is patently wrong and forbidden by Islam as the basis of any discourse”. 

Perlu difahami konteks penyampaian ilmu Tawhid dan Aqidah yang menjelaskan batas-batas Islam, Iman, kufur dan munafiq, yang diberikan penekanan oleh TGHH secara umum tanpa menyatakan secara spesifik individu tertentu mahupun kabilah tertentu yang telah jatuh kafir mahupun murtad. 

Inilah pendekatan ilmuwan Islam sejak zaman berzaman bagi menjaga kemurnian Aqidah umat Islam daripada ancaman bida’ah, khurafat dan ideologi moden (kapitalisma, komunisma, sekularisma) yang tersimpang daripada Aqidah Islam yang sebenar.

Selain itu dikatakan, “Hadi has in his own way, selective or otherwise, perjured the good name of Islamic jurisprudence”. 

Jawapannya, prinsip yang diambil oleh PAS dalam setiap pertuduhan, sama ada ke atas rakan mahupun lawan, adalah prinsip keadilan universal iaitu, ‘Seseorang adalah tidak bersalah selagi tidak dibuktikan bersalah’, dan PAS sesekali tidak menjadikan media sebagai mahkamah untuk menjatuhkan hukuman, apatah lagi mengaibkan pihak tertuduh sebelum dibuktikan bersalah oleh mahkamah yang adil.

Malah penulis dilihat bersikap selektif dengan berkata, “Hadi and PAS have not touched on any of these issues (corruption, Coronavirus, climate change, trade wars between China and the West, clash of Ukraine and Russia) over the last two years since PAS has decided to inter-breed with a government that was undemocratically formed from under the nose of Pakatan Harapan”

Sekali lagi jawapannya, sila rujuk ratusan artikel ‘Minda Presiden’ sejak tahun 2018 yang disiarkan hampir setiap minggu, meliputi tajuk politik dan sosio-ekonomi tempatan, politik antarabangsa (antaranya isu Palestin, Timur Tengah, krisis Afghanistan, Rusia-Ukraine, Armenia-Azerbaijan), termasuklah isu vaksin COVID-19 serta langkah-langkah pencegahannya.

Sebagai penutup, seandainya penulis memilih untuk masih terkeliru dengan strategi semasa yang diambil oleh PAS, izinkan saya menjelaskannya di sini.

Dasar PAS ialah Islam, yakni Islam yang syumul (Fasal 3 Perlembagaan PAS). 

Usaha PAS ialah mengajak kepada yang ma’ruf dan mencegah daripada yang mungkar (Ali-Imran: 104).

Pendekatan PAS ialah mengambil jalan politik dakwah dan berdepan secara damai (An-Nahlu: 125), mengikut sepenuhnya lunas demokrasi berparlimen di Malaysia. 

Strategi PAS sifatnya anjal, melangkaui kepentingan politik kepartian dan kebangsaan (asabiyyah) yang sempit, berdasarkan prinsip Islam yang jitu ke arah mewujudkan sebuah pemerintahan yang adil dan berkebajikan (Al-Hajj: 41).

Terkini, melihat kepada perpecahan umat Islam yang tidak berkesudahan, maka PAS mengatur langkah dengan cermat untuk menjalin kerjasama politik di atas prinsip Ta’awun Siyasi, iaitu bekerjasama dalam perkara kebajikan dan Taqwa, dan tidak sesekali bekerjasama dalam perkara dosa dan permusuhan (Al-Maidah: 2), serta diajak kalangan bukan-Islam yang tidak melampau untuk memelihara keharmonian dan kestabilan dalam negara (As-Hujurat: 13).

Justeru di atas ketetapan ini PAS bersikap terbuka untuk bekerjasama dengan semua pihak – pertubuhan bukan kerajaan (NGO), ahli akademik, tokoh masyarakat, dan parti politik Melayu-Islam; malah bersedia untuk menghulurkan salam persahabatan dan perdamaian kepada kabilah yang penuh sejarah silam yang sukar dimaafkan, namun diketepikan demi mengukuhkan perpaduan dalam kalangan umat Islam terlebih dahulu, untuk diajak kembali berpegang kepada ajaran Islam yang sempurna, berpaksikan aqidah yang murni, syariat yang sejati, akhlak yang terpuji, dan integriti yang tinggi.

“Bergeraklah ke gerbang jasa, kalah menang bukan alasannya, sucikanlah niat di hati, hingga nyata benarnya janji Rabbi” – petikan lagu rasmi PAS.

Maka inilah PAS, yang dituduh kononnya mahu tidur dengan semua pihak, sedangkan usaha PAS hanyalah untuk menyedarkan bangsanya yang sedang tidur, bukannya menjadi ‘petualang bangsa’ yang mahu melihat bangsanya terus tidur, malah lebih malang sanggup pula tidurnya dengan pihak musuh.

Semoga Allah memelihara Malaysia.

SYAHIR SULAIMAN, 
Setiausaha Politik Presiden PAS 
23 September 2022
Kuala Lumpur

Lampiran: Artikel asal penulis yang disiarkan oleh Malay Mail


PAS politics – Sleeping with all strategy – RAIS HUSSIN

Monday, 19 Sep 2022 9:38 AM MYT

SEPT 19 — Conventional wisdom affirms that political and religious discussions are two of the most divisive issues in the world. As and when they are broached, these two topics can split human communities, even families, apart.

Yet, there is something even more toxic than the above: Political and religious discussions that are led by a cult of religious and political personality. That label, unfortunately, belongs to Hadi Awang, the president of PAS.

The word ‘unfortunate’ has to be added to the description of Hadi for five important reasons. If one might add very important five reasons, which requires deep dive and elaboration.

First and foremost, granted that the guilt of ex-prime minister Najib Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor have been established by the Apex or highest Federal Court in Malaysia and the High Court of Malaysia respectively, both with a hefty custodial sentence and a humongous fine, something is obviously very wrong with Umno, the political party that nominated Ismail Sabri to be the current Prime Minister. Yet, to date, almost a month after the guilty verdicts of both culprits who stole millions of Ringgit Malaysia from the people and /or government treasury, Hadi has remained sheepishly quiet. Something is wrong in the moral stature of Hadi and the PAS party with which he has presided since the demise of the late Spiritual Guru Nik Aziz in 2015.

Second, instead of pulling out from the ruinous government led by a prime minister who does not know how to handle the increasing cost of living in Malaysia, Hadi has allowed all his PAS ministers and deputy ministers to prop up the government. The love of political power for the sake of political power seems to go above and beyond the love of moral integrity of true Islam. As Prophet Muhammad SAAS once said:

“When one is in doubt over any issue (if it is haram or halal) leave it.” Yet despite the centrality of the important message in Islam, Hadi has done the complete opposite: instead of leaving a government tainted by Umno, where there are other Umno Members of Parliament who are also facing avalanche of corruption and CBT cases in the courts, top of whom is the very President of Umno Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi. Hadi has consciously chosen to be “dumb, deaf and mute.” Not only that, he sends his deputies to strike a deal with Umno pre-GE15 which many in Umno resisting as they know PAS’ “sleeping with all-strategy” to maximise position and power it can have.

Thirdly, it does not seem to cross the mind of Hadi and all those in PAS who still root for the wobbly government, that using, invariably, abusing the role of Islam in any situation is down-right forbidden. Such abuses must not exist in any forms — be it individual or communal in forms or substances — let alone the national context. Yet to make matters worse, Hadi has resorted to calling the Pakatan Harapan (Coalition of Hope) a party of “Infidels and the corrupt”; although Pakatan Harapan is strongly rooted in combating corruption. Should ex-chief minister of Penang Lim Guan Eng, the chairman of the Democratic Action Party (DAP) be convicted by any corruption one day over the building of the Penang tunnel from the mainland to the island, there will be zero interference from PH.

Fourthly, it boggles the mind that Hadi, who built his career in PAS as a “Tok Guru,” (Teacher) does not have any sense of inner shame that both he and PAS have crossed the lines many times over. To begin with, Hadi has not affirmed that the act of “Kafir Mengkafir,” or to accuse others as infidels is patently wrong and forbidden by Islam as the basis of any discourse. For truly it is “God and God alone who knows the affairs of His Servants’ heart.” Thus, when all of “Amanat Hadi,” (Hadi’s verdict of calling others as an infidel) is not taken back by Hadi and PAS, the whole party that comes under the leadership of his party and Hadi, brings serious opprobrium to the image and reputation of Islam. One of the most noble acts of Islam as embedded in its tradition is to “speak truth to the powers that be.” Short of distorting Islam completely in the eye of all Malaysians, if not the whole world, Hadi has remained totally defiant to and against what true Muslims really want — that is to keep Islam, forever pure, principled and pristine. The current PAS religious minister, Idris Ahmad, in his sheer audacity, in the name of streamlining fatwas, has actually deleted the fatwa on Amanat Hadi on kafir-mengkafir as deviant teaching.

Finally, Hadi has in his own way, selective or otherwise, perjured the good name of Islamic jurisprudence. When editors and ex editors of The Edge, especially when Azam Aris, were hauled up to face charges of exposing the manipulation of the stock market, based on an article that was published by The Edge on the abnormal surge in penny stocks in 2020 and 2021. Once again Hadi and PAS remained coyly silent. Silent to the degree of being uproariously defiant if not downright manipulative.

When Hadi and PAS have taken Islam — the final Abrahamic faith who continues to respect Christians and Jews as “Ahli Al-Kitab,” (Believers of the Revelation of One God) — to the lowest of the low in the eye of devout Muslims and the world of those who continue to want to study and understand Islam in its own authentic spirit, then Hadi and his cult-like believers in PAS are actually bending Islam from what Quran referred to as “Al Siratul Mustaqim” (The Straight Path).

As this is written, the war drum and clarion call for GE15 is being sounded by one faction of Umno. Zahid Hamidi even announced that Umno/BN is ready for the GE15 even if the massive floods come. He did not say how and whether they will help the people expected to suffer as a result of the forecasted massive flood.

Islam and democracy can co-exist. The will of the people can be the will of God. Not unlike how Caliph Abu Bakar was elected by consensus to succeed the role of Prophet Muhammad SAAS after the demise of the latter from natural cause of old age at 63. Yet, what Hadi and PAS have done is to sink their fangs deeper into the Constitutional Monarchy of Malaysia. This is done by bleeding it dry through drips and draps. Instead of speaking up and against corruption, Hadi and PAS have held their annual “Muktamar,” or party convention to affirm that only PAS deserves to be in power for PAS and PAS alone — to quote one of their blindly mistaken followers — “is the straight way.”

Yet again how can Hadi and PAS live up to the hallmarks of Islam of being a comprehensive faith that is deeply offended by all acts of corruption, theft and larceny ? In the Quran, it is clear: “And do not consume one another’s wealth unjustly or send it (in bribery) to the rulers in order that (they might aid) you (to) consume a portion of the wealth of the people in sin, while you know (it is unlawful) (AlBaqarah 2:188). At a time when up to 90 per cent or more of all Malaysians do not have enough to even enjoy the notion of retiring at 60 let alone 65, Malaysia is obviously in serious and systemic need of all-round institutional reforms. Malaysia is now at the precipice of a serious meltdown. Not only has the country been ravaged by corruption, Coronavirus, climate change and the corrosive effects of a deleterious trade wars between China and the West, but the clash of two Pan Slavic neighbours i.e. Ukraine and Russia that have refused to relent.

These are all problems starting with a capital Cs. Indeed, research by Nikkei Asia has found out that world trade has risen to a high of 60 per cent in 2002 as and when China was already a year into being a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO). As this is written in 2022, a full twenty years later, world trade has dropped to 50 per cent, with the US and China bent on “decoupling” their economies from each other. As a trading nation, Malaysia is caught in the eye of this geo-economic and geo-political storm. The best way to lift Malaysia up is by improving the standing of Malaysia in Transparency International, World Competitiveness Index and its efforts to address the problems of climate change, coronavirus and the cost of rising credit due to ever higher interest rate.

Hadi and PAS have not touched on any of these issues over the last two years since PAS has decided to inter-breed with a government that was undemocratically formed from under the nose of Pakatan Harapan on March 1 2020. Sheer silence implies the consent to allow Malaysia to rot. Malaysia is indeed rotting. The Ringgit Malaysia has been weak since the transition of the government of Pakatan Harapan to the one today. Inflation has made close to 1.7 million active and retired civil servants living in livid fear of how Malaysia might be the next trajectory to Sri Lanka. There are 60 countries under the watch list of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank according to President Joko Widodo.

The latter may not have mentioned it. But there is a high probability that Malaysia is one of the 60, or, would become one of the 60 soonest, if the likes of Hadi and PAS continue to work closely a clueless administration Umno that has all but been hollowed out of any administrative talents.

May Allah Save Malaysia.

* Rais Hussin is the CEO of EMIR Research, an independent think tank focused on strategic policy recommendations based on rigorous research.

https://www.malaymail.com/news/what-you-think/2022/09/19/pas-politics-sleeping-with-all-strategy- rais-hussin/28912

SYAHIR SULAIMAN, 
Setiausaha Politik Presiden PAS 
23 September 2022
Kuala Lumpur  – HARAKAHDAILY 23/9/2022

Advertisement