The things people do in the name of religion. If Unspun were a religious authority he’d tell both Anwar and Saiful to piss off and not cheapen something that is holy to many people. The Quran or any other religious text is meant to transmit the words of the founder to the followers, not function as a lie detector or truth one-upmanship claims. They should take it to the courts if they have a dispute.

On the second instance, who has a greater right to how a deceased person’s body is to be treated? The religious court or family members? Whose body is it anyway?

Anwar and accuser both willing to swear on Quran | The Jakarta Post

PKR adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his accuser Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan said they are willing to swear on the Quran over the sodomy allegations.
“I am prepared to swear (on the Quran) if the ulama advise me to,” Anwar said at the rally to protest the fuel price hike at Kelana Jaya Stadium.

He said however that the ulama should be “credible”.

He added that Perak mufti Datuk Seri Harussani Zakaria and the former Federal Territory mufti Datuk Hashim Yahya had advised him that any such allegation should be handled according to Islam and there should be witnesses.

Sources told M-Star Online that Saiful, who is currently under police protection, also agreed to the suggestion by the Mufti of Perlis, Dr Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin, to clear his name.


Malaysian Islamic court declares dead man Muslim amid Hindu family’s objections | The Jakarta Post: ”
Malaysian Islamic court declares dead man Muslim amid Hindu family’s objections

The Associated Press ,  Kuala Lumpur   |  Mon, 07/07/2008 3:12 PM  |  World

An Islamic court has declared a dead man a Muslim, making it virtually impossible for his Hindu
family to cremate his body in the latest dispute over religious conversions in Muslim-majority Malaysia, their lawyer said Monday.

A Shariah court in northern Penang state ruled Friday that B. Elangesvaran, 34, who committed suicide last month, was a Muslim and his body should be released from the hospital for Muslim
burial, lawyer R. Nethaji Rayer said.”

(Via .)

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