Thursday, 17 December 2009 22:03

Mufti calls for law to govern practice of black magic

By Mazlinda Mahmood

SHAH ALAM:

Selangor mufti Datuk Mohd Tamyes Abdul Wahid wants a law enacted to govern the practice of magic, especially black magic.

He said such a law is necessary to prevent the use of black magic by people who want to control their spouses and those who employ it for criminal activities

Tamyes said black magic practitioners and those who used magic for evil purposes were getting away with it as there was no law against it.

"Black magic is difficult to prove in court as the practice is abstract and cannot be proven by the five senses.

"Therefore, legal practitioners and the authorities must think of a suitable form of law to charge black magic practitioners in court," he said after launching a seminar entitled Muzakarah Pakar: Bentuk Sihir Pengasih dan Metodologi Diagnosis (Expert Seminar: Forms of Love Magic and Diagnosis Methodology) organised by the Selangor Mufti's Department here yesterday.

Tamyes said the resolutions from the seminar would be referred to the state Fatwa Committee for discussion before they are taken to the National Fatwa Committee.

He said the law on black magic could be included in the Syariah Criminal Enactment for offences committed by Muslims, while a new act must be created for non-Muslims.

One of the panellists, Datuk Dr Haron Din, said attention must be given towards having a legal provision to stop the use of black magic, especially among Muslims, as there is a pressing need for it based on the current situation.

He said black magic, which is against the precepts of Islam and would ultimately bring harm to its practitioners, is widely used for criminal activities, such as casting spells during robbery as has been reported in several jewellery heists recently.

"Criminals were said to have tapped a victim's back or blown cigarette smoke on a victim's face to cast a spell, making them unaware they are being robbed."

He said black magic practitioners usually have special rooms and use specific tools like an animal skull, rosary beads, incense, old weapons like parang, kris, sword, and yellow or blue cloth and these could be used as evidence by the prosecutors to charge them in court.

Haron proposed that black magic practitioners be charged under the Takzir law where the punishment for an offence would be up to a judge's discretion.

He said a charge under Takzir is easier as it only needs direct and indirect evidence compared with Hudud which needs proof without any doubt.

Haron added that the punishment could include jail and whipping according to syariah and banishment from the district.

Source: http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/articles/08gia/Article/index_html

Mufti Lancar Perang Terhadap Pengamal Ilmu Sihir

Rabu, 16 Disember 2009

SHAH ALAM, 16 Dis - Jabatan Mufti Selangor dan Professional Islamic Support and Nurture Group menggesa agensi perundangan agama Islam Persekutuan mengambil tindakan tegas ke atas pengamal-pengamal sihir.

Mufti Selangor Datuk Setia Mohd Tamyes Abdul Wahid berkata satu usul akan diserahkan ke Mesyuarat Jawatankuasa Fatwa Selangor dan Mesyuarat Muzakarah Fatwa Kebangsaan menggesa satu enakmen perundangan baru diperkenalkan.

Ini bertujuan supaya kes-kes berkaitan amalan sihir dapat ditangani mengikut enakmen perundangan yang lebih jelas.

“Apabila telah dibincangkan dalam muzakarah pakar ini maka satu kertas yang lengkap akan dibawa dalam mesyuarat Jawatankuasa Fatwa.kemudian,oleh kerana ini adalah isu-isu nasional bukan isu setempat mestilah dibawa dalam mesyuarat muzakarah fatwa kebangsaan.Jadi dari mesyuarat kebangsaan ini menjadi kelazimannya akan dipersembahkan kepada Majlis Raja-Raja dan akhirnya barulah dibawa balik ke negeri untuk diwartakan.Setelah diwartakan barulah boleh dibuat penguasaan,” katanya.

Tamyes berkata demikian kepada pemberita dalam sidang media selepas merasmikan muzakarah itu di Dewan Annex, Pejabat Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri di sini pagi tadi.

Muzakarah bertajuk ‘Bentuk-bentuk Sihir Pengasih dan Metodologi Diagnosi’ ini disertai penceramah bebas, Datuk Dr Harun Din dan Ustaz Hanafi Abd Rahman yang bertindak sebagai pembentang kertas kerja. Muzakarah kali ke enam itu dihadiri 140 cendiakawan Islam, pengamal undang-undang dan ahli akedemik dari insititusi pengajian tinggi tempatan.

“Merangkumi kepada sesiapa sahaja pengamal,kalau sekiranya ini telah dilaksanakan sebagaimana hukuman jenayah kita tidak memandang sama ada orang Islam ataupun tidak Islam asalkan dia sebagai rakyat yang patuh kepada undang-undang di negara kita,jadi dia kena terima dan menghormati apa yang telah ditetapkan pemerintah.Itu setelah sampai perlaksaan hukuman sebenar,” katanya.

Dalam pada itu, Dr Harun turut mengesyorkan hukuman takzir dikenakan keatas pelaku sihir beragama Islam sekiranya undang-undang berkaitan perkara itu diperkenalkan.

“Takzir ialah hukuman yang kita berikan hak authority kepada kadi kepada hakim untuk menjatuhkan hukuman,kita bagi range diantaranya penjara sebagai contoh ,6 bulan,setahun, 6 tahun,buang daerah sebagai contoh ataupun sebat.Tapi saya nak syorkan dia bukan dengan denda kewangan,” katanya.

Kata Dr Harun, hukuman dalam bentuk denda kewangan tidak digalakkan kerana ia gagal menyedarkan pengamal dari kelompok berada atau berkedudukan tinggi.

“Jadi saya cadangkan ambillah takzir ini sebagai pengajaran,jika dia kaya macammana pun jika dia buat sihir dia kena masuk penjara atau sebat.Itu sebagainya caranya untuk mengelakkan buat sementara.Ssaya tidak cadangkan lagi dihukum bunuh,” katanya.

Sumber: http://www.selangorkini.com.my/my/berita/8615 Also in: Berita Harian Utusan Malaysia