Education vs Punishment

We are worried about the sentence that has been dispensed to the Facebook account holder for a post esteemed offending to Islam and the Prophet Muhammad. Taking into account this is the holder’s first offense, we believe that the discipline ought to weigh towards being rehabilitative as opposed to corrective.

The Facebook under was condemned by the Kuching Sessions Court in the wake of confessing to 10 charges under Section 298A of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act (CMA) 1998.

The quantum of the sentence is unbalanced when contrasted with the way that attackers and culprits of aggressive behavior at home frequently get a lot lighter sentences with some barely getting any jail time whatsoever.

Unbalanced and vile jail sentences are probably going to rot disdain and do little to influence significant change in an individual. This is particularly obvious when there are chances to instruct as opposed to rebuffing.

The posting offending the Prophet and Islam obviously originates from a position of numbness and it is the obligation of each Muslim to address misinterpretations. Muslims have the obligation to instruct about the caring and just individual the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) was and this is impossible through cruel disciplines.

In the lifetime of the Prophet, he was mocked, prodded and erroneously blamed for horrible things. In spite of this, the Prophet was a long way from knowing resentment and immediately demonstrated empathy for things (Imam Ghazali, Ihya’u Ulumiddin, Vol. 2). Notwithstanding when he was merciless stoned amid his outing to Ta’if, the Prophet declined the holy messenger Jibrail’s idea to crumple the two mountains encompassing the general population of Ta’if and pulverize them. Rather than looking for retribution upon the general population of Ta’if, the Prophet appealed to God for them (Sahih al Bukhari 3059, Sahih Muslim 1759).

In February 2018, three adolescent Muslim young men in Lebanon were condemned to take in sections from the Holy Quran about Jesus subsequent to conceding to offending Christianity. The Judge who conveyed the sentence called the law “a school, not a jail.”

So as to help our administration’s desire for a racially and religiously agreeable “New Malaysia”, the experts need to truly reexamine the sentence conveyed to the Facebook client and others accused of comparative offenses.

Recklessly regulating brutal sentences over issues, for example, online networking postings perilously reflects how we have turned out to be spellbound and select as a general public. The legislature ought to rather, leave on activities that advocate and advance more prominent racial joining, religious gratefulness and multi-social congruity.

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