Pahang mufti: Kit Siang, Guan Eng should convert for unity


PETALING JAYA: Pahang Mufti Abdul Rahman Osman, who sparked controversy by likening DAP to kafir harbi, wants to invite Lim Kit Siang and Lim Guan Eng, both of DAP, to convert to Islam “for unity.”

In a report by the Star Online today, Rahman stressed that while he was not forcing non-Muslims to embrace Islam, he urged them to do so anyway in order to also be “safe in the afterlife.”

“There will be no more chaos and we can focus on development,” he was quoted as saying.

Last week, Rahman caused a stir when he said it was a big sin to be working with DAP, who were considered kafir harbi, or infidels who are enemies of Islam.

Today, he reiterated that he never called on Muslims in the country to go to war with those who opposed Islam.

Rahman explained that while all kafir harbi who oppose Islam ought to be resisted, it did not necessarily mean by force.

“Resist them with arguments in a wise manner, not with guns or machetes.

“Fight with noble intentions,” Rahman said after meeting NGOs that turned up to show their support for him in Pekan.