An Islamic scholar explains about true and false Islam.
In recent months in the areas of Belawan and Marelan, Medan, North Sumatra, a number of disturbances have occured due to the presence of mosques and religious schools thought by some to be practising a deviant or heretical version of Islam.
In a discussion of these problems at the State Islamic Religious Institute (IAIN) in Medan on the 21st entitled "Deviant Sects and the Solution to Disunity" Dr Ramli Abdul Wahid sought to clarify the issues:
Islam is what is taught in the Quran and the hadiths of Muhammad. If the Quran and the hadiths are contradicted then that is heresy.
(Yang dipegang dalam Islam adalah yang diajarkan dalam Al-Quran dan Hadist Nabi Muhammad SAW. Jika menyalahi Al-Quran dan Hadist maka dianggap sesat.)
Any group that taught deviant ideas had to be dealt with by the law and punished. He mentioned an example from the early period of the Caliphate in Islamic history - at this time any person who claimed to be a prophet was beheaded, - because in Islam there are no prophets after Muhammad. He added however that such punishments only existed within Islamic states, while in Indonesia it was not applicable.
Meanwhile the head of the North Sumatra branch of the Clerics' Council (MUI), Abdullah Syah, said that his organisation would call the leaders of the deviant sects and discuss their ideas and a fatwa would later be issued against them if necessary. He said the North Sumatra MUI had already issued many fatwas on this issue, such as those against Ahmadiyah, Inkarus Sunnah, Islam Jama'ah, and others. antara