Sedangkan sebelum ini Rais yang bersungguh-sungguh mahu mengadakan forum tersebut dan menyatakan tokoh agama dan mufti akan turut dijemput untuk bersama dalam satu forum yang akan memberi peluang buat julung kalinya kepada Ustaz Hadi bagi memperjelas amanatnya itu..
Jawapan yang diberikan Rais untuk tidak mengadakan forum tersebut hanyalah satu alasan untuk menyelamatkan keadaan sebenarnya kerana selama ini pemimpin UMNO sendiri jarang memperdulikan fatwa dari Mufti..
Jika mereka akur tentang fatwa dari Mufti.. Najib tidak akan menepung tawar van UMNO suatu masa dulu.. sila baca di SINI.
Isu 'Amanat Hadi' adalah isu yang penting buat UMNO pada masa ini bagi mengalihkan perhatian rakyat dari pendedahan-pendedahan yang dilakukan oleh Deepak dan Musa Hassan -darisungaiderhaka.blogspot
Najib's...Janji Ditepati Style...
No air time for Hadi, says Info Minister Rais...
Less than a week after giving the green light for PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang to explain his ‘Amanat Haji Hadi' (Haji Hadi's Message) over national TV, Information, Communications and Culture Minister Rais Yatim has shelved the plan.
According to a Utusan Malaysia report today, Rais (left) has explained that the proposal to air the message will breach the fatwa issued by the Muzakarah committee of the National Fatwa Council on July 24, 2002.
He said the fatwa had ruled that the message delivered by Abdul Hadi during a ceramah in Kuala Terengganu on April 7, 1981 branding Umno ‘infidel', is against Islamic teachings.
The fatwa, Rais claimed, prohibits Muslim from spreading, teaching, learning and practising the message apart from selling, printing, distributing, purchasing or possessing it, as it is against the benefit of Muslim community and the sanctity of the religion, as well as principles of Islamic preaching.
"Therefore the ministry and Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) are bound by the fatwa made by the Muzakarah committee of National Fatwa Council.
"As a conclusion, the forum cannot be held unless Abdul Hadi is ready to retract the message," he was quoted as saying.
The dispute surrounding the message delivered 32 years before was resurrected recently by Umno leaders and the pro-Umno media demanding Abdul Hadi to retract it as it has split the Muslim community.
Rais had earlier responded to Abdul Hadi's request,saying he could explain over the state-owned RTM if the content is suitable.
However, he had also said Abdul Hadi must submit an application to RTM and that other religious experts would join the show.
The proposal has received mixed reactions from Umno leaders and Muslim scholars.
In another related development, former inspector-general of police Rahim Noor told a forum aired on TV3 last night that Hadi’s message had burnt the spirit of leftists then in fighting against the government.
According to Berita Harian which carried a report on the forum, Rahim also claimed that one of the implications of the message was the Memali incident, which resulted in the deaths of 14 civilians and four policemen.
He claimed that police had obtained concrete evidence through investigations after the incident which found that booklets of Hadi’s message had been pasted on the walls of villagers’ houses.
“They managed to strengthen the ‘belief’ of the followers to the extent that they were willing to fight with the police because they thought the security forces were part of Umno and must be combated,” he was quoted as saying.- malaysiakini