"Saya bukan nak tuduh tapi saya nak tanya, berapa kali dia (Raja Petra) sembahyang Jumaat selama ini," kata Zahid pada sidang media ketika melawat ke Institut Penyelidikan Produk Halal di Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) di sini, hari ini.
I am perplexed by this arrogant statement by our Minister in-charge of religious matter in Malaysia. If RPK did not pray his Jumaat prayers, then it is an issue between him and Allah but if there is a standing instruction prohibiting ISA detainees in Kamunting from performing their Friday prayers, then i think the Minister is 'playing' God.
Is the Minister saying that ISA law is more supreme than God's law? Friday prayers is a congregational prayer performed on Friday which replaces the dhuhr prayer. It is 'wajib' upon Muslim men to perform it in congregation. Is the Minister issuing a decree or fatwa that Muslim ISA detainees do not need to perform the Friday prayers?
If bringing the Muslim ISA detainees outside Kamunting Camp to the nearby mosque to perform the Friday prayers will become a security issue, then why can't they issue a decree converting the internal Kamunting camp surau as a mosque so that the ISA detainees can perform their obligatory Friday prayers there? Our Majlis Fatwa Kebangsaan have issued many decrees, especially on petty things like Pengkid and Tomboys, then why not on this?