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PAS awaits synergy of professionals and clerics (in Youth Wing)

October 16, 2013

Alyaa Azhar (FMT) October 16, 2013

A party leader feels that the Islamist party needs synergy between young professionals and religious leaders in its youth movement.

PETALING JAYA:  (FMT) PAS central working committee (CWC) member Dzulkefly Ahmad said that the Islamist party needs young professionals, as well as those with solid religious background in its Youth wing to push its agenda forward and win the hearts and minds of voters.

“I know for a fact that we have young and competent professionals, maybe they are not in the front line as yet,” he said in an interview with FMT.

He however contended that the Islamist party needs more English-speaking youth leaders to cut across new constituencies and regain lost ground in urban constituencies.

“If we could get more English-speaking youth leaders, perhaps they could take on engagement and activism that would cut across new constituencies and new sections of youth,” he said.

Dzulkefly said this in response to the alleged lack of activism within the youth wing in championing a certain cause. Although disagreeing that PAS youth leaders are disengaged with the public, he nonetheless admitted that the party needs more English-speaking leaders.

“Although PAS youth leaders may not be visible in taking the public platform, youth leaders such as Nasrudin Hassan Tantawi and Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz are in fact connected within their domain of activism.

“In both rural and urban settings of Muslim-majority constituencies, they do conduct and partake in sports and entertainment activities,” said the former Kuala Selangor MP.

He however admitted that efforts, thus far, in constituencies where non-Muslims are the majority, have not been much.

“I must say that they have yet to come into direct contact with English-speaking and more urbane kind of constituencies,” he said, acknowledging that the rakyat want PAS youth leaders to be seen engaging with more non-Muslims.

Double-edged demands

When asked on how the party will find ways to shore up support, Dzulkefly said it is important for the party to remain principle-centred and steadfast.

“It is in our conviction that we must always be principle-centred, yet able to contextualise to our varied demands of a plural society. However, it is always easier said than done.”

He elaborated that this is because a plural society brings about double-edged demands which are usually mutually exclusive.

“When you attempt at appeasing one section of the society, you actually incur the wrath and hatred of another.

“It is here that PAS thinks that the safest thing to do is to always remain principle-centred and [be] guided by our principles, we must always remain consistent and steadfast,” he said.

He added that it is especially important when dealing with double-edged issues, citing the ‘Allah’ issue.

“The rakyat want to see whether PAS is consistent or do they double speak.

“It is equally important to always be relevant and you must touch base with the rakyat,” he said.

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  1. Hakimi bin Abdul Jabar permalink
    October 17, 2013 4:11 pm

    Btw Dr Dzul,

    Kita jangan lupa minta ahli-ahli PAS yang lain melangsaikan yuran keahlian tahun 2014. Saya dah lakukan pada 4 Oktober 2014.

    Jazakallah khair.

    Hakimi bin Abdul Jabar
    83000 Batu Pahat
    Johor
    12:11 a.m.
    18 Oktober 2014

  2. Hakimi bin Abdul Jabar permalink
    October 24, 2013 4:11 pm

    Assalamualaikum w.b.h. Dr. Dzul,

    Persoalan-persoalan saya sebagai ahli PAS adalah:-

    Berdasarkan nota keterangan Surah Al-Baqarah ayat 196-198 halaman 41 & 42 Tafsir Quran Karim Prof. Dr. Mahmud Yunus (cetakan ke-23 tahun 1983) (setahu saya dari usia yang muda), amatlah jelas bahawa Islam dan kesyumulannya bukanlah disiarkan dengan mata pedang sebagaimana tuduhan sesetengah orang kepada Islam, melainkan dengan perantaraan seruan yang lemah-lembut serta keterangan yang cukup. Di samping itu, bukankah jelas ini menunjukkan pendekatan yang diambil PAS sebagai sebuah gerakan Islam mengikut metodologi yang dianjurkan Islam yang sememangnya sesuai sepanjang zaman??

    Setahu saya juga, berdasarkan kajian Prof. Dr. Hashim Mehat dalam bukunya Islamic Criminal Law and Criminal Behaviour (edisi pertama tahun 1993), amatlah jelas bahawa jumhur ulama’ dari kalangan Ahl al Hadith menyatakan ketidakpatuhan kepada pemimpin yang tidak adil adalah harus. Setahu saya berdasarkan tafsir Surah Al-Maaidah, adil maksudnya mengikut Al-Quran, Sunnah, Ijma’ Ulama’ dan Qias. Bukankah Allah juga telahpun mengharamkan kezaliman? Bagaimana pula dengan pelbagai bentuk kezaliman yang dilakukan seperti penafian royalti negeri Kelantan dan lain-lain lagi? Setahu saya dari usia muda, berdasarkan hadis sahih, Rasulullah s.a.w. hanya meninggalkan Kitabullah (Al-Quran) dan Sunnahnya dan sesiapapun yang berpegang kepada kedua-duanya tidak akan sesat.

    Bukankah segala bentuk fitnah dahsyat terhadap Islam, Muslim dan gerakan Islam PAS yang menceburi siyyasah politik Islam perlu dibendung supaya orang ramai merdeka memeluk Islam dan menerima akhlaknya yang luhur?

    Setahu saya juga, penyebaran syiar Islam itu berpaksikan kesaksian kepada Allah dan Nabi Muhammad s.a.w. sebagai rasulNya, bukankah begitu?

    Oleh yang demikian, mengapakah masih ramai yang terpedaya dengan pelbagai fitnah terhadap Islam?

    Jazakallah khair.

    Hakimi bin Abdul Jabar
    83000 Batu Pahat
    Johor
    11:45 malam
    24 Oktober 2013

    Ralat: Saya telahpun menunaikan amanah melangsaikan bayaran yuran keahlian PAS pada 4 Oktober 2013. Jazakallah khair.

  3. Hakimi bin Abdul Jabar permalink
    October 24, 2013 5:31 pm

    Assalamualaikum w.b.h. Dr. Dzul,

    http://bm.harakahdaily.net/index.php/columnist/ketua-pemuda-pas/21224-islam-adalah-penyelamat

    Intipati kolum Ketua Pemuda Pas amatlah tepat dan jitu yang saya persetujui 888%.

    Jazakallah khair.

    Hakimi bin Abdul Jabar
    83000 Batu Pahat
    Johor
    1:10 pagi
    25 Oktober 2013

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