Media Statement - Latest Prohibited Publications
30 October 2017
- The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore, Muis has conducted a thorough assessment of four publications listed below. Muis found that the publications advocate problematic religious positions that are extremely exclusivist in nature as well as dangerous because they clearly promote enmity, strife and potentially violence between Muslims and non-Muslims, and attack the modern, democratic nation-state.
- In their writings, these authors present a binary view of the world – Islam vs the rest of the World, Muslims vs Non-Muslims. They fail to appropriately contextualise their analysis, understanding and interpretation of Islamic teachings to the modern world. These books do not promote a peaceful, moderate understanding and practice of Islam in multi-cultural societies. Instead, they project a simplistic, inward-looking and skewed understanding of Islam. This, in the long run, may lead to an insular, exclusive Muslim community that seeks to isolate themselves rather than integrate with the larger society.
- Muis has therefore found that the contents of the books clearly contravene the ARS Code of Ethics, and are contrary to the ethos of the Singaporean Muslim identity and diametrically opposed to the progressive and inclusive religious outlook of the Singapore Muslim community.
- In light of the findings above, Muis has recommended that all publications listed should be restricted from circulation in Singapore.
List of Publication
Original title: At-Tauhid Li ash-Shaff al-Awwal al-‘Ali, authored by Syaikh Dr. Shalih bin Fauzan bin Abdullah al-Fauzan. Indonesian translation: Kitab Tauhid 1, translated by Agus Hasan Bashori, Lc. Published by Darul Haq, Jakarta, 2015
Original title: Aqidatut Tauhid Kitabut Tauhid lis-Shaff Al-Awwal – Ats-Tsalis Al-Aly, authored by Dr. Shalih bin Fauzan al-Fauzan dan tim Ahli Tauhid. Indonesian translation: Siri Buku Aqidah Kitab Tauhid, translated by Syahirul Alim Al-Adib, Lc. Published by Ummul Qura, Jakarta Timur, 2016
Original title: Al-Wajiz Fi Fiqhis Sunnah Wal Kitabil ‘Aziz, authored by ‘Abdul ‘Azhim bin Badawi al-Khalafi.Indonesian translation: Al-Wajiz, translated by Ma’ruf Abdul Jalil. Published by Pustaka as-Sunnah, Jakarta, 2011
Bimbingan Islam Untuk Hidup Muslim Petunjuk Praktis Menjadi Muslim Seutuhnya Dari Lahir Sampai Mati Berdasarkan Al-Qur’an dan Sunnah Rasulullah, authored by Dr. Ahmad Matta, MA; Dr. Abas Mansur Tamam, MA; Ahmad Syahirul Alim, Lc., M.Pd.I. Published by Maghfirah Pustaka, Jakarta Timur, 2016
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