Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Foto: The Opening Ceremony of the State Assembly, Perak

The Star

THE Regent of Perak, Raja Dr Nazrin Shah, has warned the people against manipulating religious issues.

He also expressed worry over recent incidents which saw religious issues being openly debated.

“Don’t light the religious fire as it can burn you up and destroy the state,” he said when opening the State Assembly session at Bangunan Perak Darul Ridzuan here today.

He said of late, non-Muslims had crossed religious boundaries by challenging Islamic matters via statements that made fun of Islamic laws and the faith of Muslims.

“Advice to Muslims on their faith and Syariah law by Islamic scholars is being questioned and debated openly by non-Muslims.

“This has crossed the religious border. The etiquette of respecting and non-interfering in the affairs of other religions must be adhered to.”

Islam’s position is contained in the Federal Constitution and should not not be taken literally but interpreted in a holistic manner together with the other relevant provisions to ensure that the real purpose of these provisions is not manipulated to deny the rights of Muslims.