What we stand for

G25 is committed to pursue a just, democratic, peaceful, tolerant, harmonious, moderate and progressive multi-racial, multi cultural, multi religious Malaysia through Islamic principles of Wassatiyah (moderation) and Maqasid Syariah (well-being of the people) that affirms justice, compassion, mercy, equity.

Malaysia is to be led by rule of law, good governance, respect for human rights and upholding the institution of the country.

We aim to ensure, raise awareness, promote that Syariah laws and civil laws should work in harmony and that the Syariah laws are used within its legal jurisdiction and limits as provided for by the federal and state division of powers.

There should be rational dialogues to inform people on how Islam is used for public law and policy that effects the multi ethnic and multi religious Malaysia and within the confines of the Federal Constitution, the supreme law of the nation.

We work in a consultative committee of experts to advise the government and facilitate amendments to the state Syariah laws, to align to the Federal Constitution and the spirit of Rukun Negara.

It is imperative to achieve a politically stable, economically progressive Malaysia and to be able to enjoy the harmony, tolerance, understanding and cooperation in this multi diverse country.

GMM’s anti-Shiite remarks show they don’t know moderation, NUS academic says

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 6 ― Global Movement of Moderates (GMM) chief Nasharudin Mat Isa’s comments about Shiah Islam show that the group is not committed to moderation, a National University of Singapore (NUS) professor said today.

Dr Maznah Mohamad, who is associate professor at the Department of Malay Studies at NUS, added that the world appears to be moving towards extremism, and not moderation.

“I don’t believe this whole movement we have in the country, GMM, is committed to moderation, simply because they don’t know what moderation is all about,” Maznah told a forum on Islam and democracy organised by G25, a lobby group comprising Malay retired senior civil servants.

“You read the news today about chairman of GMM Malaysia saying the Shiahs should be abolished or banned, all in the name of moderation. It’s a kind of very twisted logic we have of people that claim to be fighting for moderation,” she added.

Nasharudin, who was a PAS deputy president, told local daily The Star in an interview published today that non-mainstream Islamic teachings, such as Shiah and Sufism, need to be “controlled” to help Malaysia develop Islam to its current dominant position.

Shiah, also spelled Syiah locally, is Islam’s second-largest denomination and practised by an estimated 15 per cent of the 1.5 billion Muslims worldwide, but is regarded as deviant by Malaysia which only recognises the Sunni denomination.

The Malay Mail

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