I thought that PAS was still hanging on to its controversial 1993 Draft Bill which had received much opposition, even from Muslims.
If the Malay Mail report is true, why is PAS not letting the Muslim Public view its draft Hudud Bill which it wants to implement as "Islamic Law". It is so easy - just upload it on their website and make and announcement. Why hide? If it is already there, can someone point out the link to me?
I want to support it if it is consistent with the justice element as ordained by Allah. Otherwise, how can I determine if I am being led astray or not ???
Don't the Muslim have a Allah given right to determine whether it is consistent with the principles of the Quran and the most authentic Sunnah ???
Or is PAS expecting the ordinary Muslims to just accept everything that PAS claims to be Islamic and reject surah 17 verse 36?
I recall reading parts of the 1993 Hudud Bill where PAS placed six offences as hudud completely contrary to even the jurists understanding of what "hudud laws" mean.
PAS categorised six as "hudud" while the juristic definition what "hudud" means only admits four.
I recall that PAS even put irrtidad or ridddah (apostasy) as a hudud offence despite the clear evidence in the Quran that there is no temporal punishment for apostasy. Also, the Quran is as clear as daylight that there is absolutely no compulsion in faith. All you have to do is study the Quran and you will know this. There are so many verses to this effect ( see also 10:99).
I recall clearly that the only character that imposes punishment for change of faith in the Quran is Firaun.
However, I stand to be corrected whether PAS has made amendments to its 1993 Bill.
I support completely Allah's will but not man made designs masquerading as Allah's will.
I am sure (hope) PAS leaders must have read the following verses:
"068.036 What is the matter with you? How judge you?
068.037 Or have you a book through which you learn-
068.038 That you shall have, through it whatever you choose?
068.039 Or have you Covenants with Us to oath, reaching to the Day of Judgement,
(providing) that you shall have whatever you shall demand?
068.040 Ask you of them, which of them will stand surety for that!
068.041 Or have they some "Partners" (in Godhead)? Then let them produce their
"partners", if they are truthful!"
(Yusuf Ali translation).
So are PAS leaders giving the guarantee that they know what is Allah's will and they stand guarantee that their "Islamic Law" is Allah's will - or should I not ask that question and just accept?
NOTE' NO ONE INCLUDING PAS LEADERS ARE EXPECTED TO AGREE WITH THE VIEWS ABOVE. I WISH NOT TO, (FOR I CANNOT) PLAY GOD ON EARTH WITH THE FAITH OF OTHERS BECAUSE THAT IS CLEARLY ALLAH'S JURISDICTION. ALSO, PLEASE REFER TO YOUR OWN COPY OF THE QURAN TO ASCERTAIN WHAT VIEWS YOU HEAR OR READ.