“Allah listens to the prayer of the oppressed even if they are not Muslims,” said Hadi.

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May 29:“Allah listens [to the prayer of the oppressed] even if they are not Muslims,” said Hadi.

PAS will never allow its Islamic scholars to remain silent in the face of oppression and misdeeds, in keeping with the Islamic principles held by the party, according to its president Tuan Guru Abdul Hadi Awang.
“PAS will not allow its ulama to become parrots of rulers, who fail to think for themselves,” said Hadi, in an article defending the Islamic party’s strong support for electoral reforms coalition Bersih 2.0.

“Allah listens [to the prayer of the oppressed] even if they are not Muslims,” said Hadi…

One of the arguments forwarded by the party’s detractors is that PAS as a party led by Muslims should not support Bersih because the coalition was being led by a non-Muslim, namely its co-chairperson Ambiga Sreenevasan.

Hadi however pointed out that Barisan Nasional had trampled on democratic practices by its abuse of the electoral system and by maintaining frauds within the process.

“Due to this, UMNO has tarnished the image of Islam,” he added.

Hadi reminded that those in power carry a burden, and should not use their position in politics to amassing wealth and rent-seeking.

He said this was the practice by BN, where wealth was often used to blackmail people.

He further stressed the Islamic concept of ‘amr ma’ruf wa nahy munkar (enjoining good and forbidding evil), saying this principled made it a duty upon Muslims including PAS to fight oppression.

Hadi also slammed the government’s appointment of questionable characters to its ‘independent’ panel to probe violence during the April 28 rally for electoral reforms, saying it again underlined the need to fight injustice.

But for the Marang member of parliament, the BN government was “digging its own grave” through its actions, and reminded the authorities of a hadith which warns oppressors that there is no barrier between God and the oppressed.

“Allah listens [to the prayer of the oppressed] even if they are not Muslims,” said Hadi.

He warned the Malays to return to true Islam and not ally themselves with UMNO, quoting the following Qur’anic verse:

“And if you turn away from the Command of Allah, He will replace you with another people who will not be like you” (Qur’an, 47:38). – Harakah Daily