Thursday, October 12, 2006

Another Unreasonable Reason

E-mail from Takaful man ‘not fatwa’ - The Star, 11th Oct 2006
  • An e-mail from Takaful Malaysia’s Syariah department head Fauzi Mustaffar forbidding Muslims to wish Hindu friends Happy Deepavali is a narrow interpretation of Islam, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Dr Abdullah Md Zin.
  • “It’s his personal view. He has no authority to say Muslims shouldn’t wish Hindus because that is like a fatwa (edict). And fatwas can only come from the National Fatwa Council and Jakim,” he said.
  • When contacted for his comments, Fauzi said the e-mail was in response to enquiries from employees and was only meant for internal circulation.

Even if the letter is only meant for internal circulation, a narrow minded thinking like this will actually cause mis-conception of other people on Muslims. This is such a lame excuse, another unreasonable reason. Let's wave our sword and demand an apology from Mr. Fauzi. Wait, he is the department head? I just can't believe how someone with such un-liberalised thinking can make it to that position. What a disgrace.

Link: It Is A Narrow Minded Season, Wish you a not so happy occasion


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