Hadi: If Taiwan, China accept Adam Smith, why can’t Malaysians support Islamic rule?

Malai Mail
Date: 23 June 2019
By: Jerry Choong

PAS President Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang delivers his winding-up speech during the 65th PAS Muktamar in Kuantan June 23, 2019. — Picture by Mukhriz Hazim

KUANTAN, June 23 — PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang questioned today why some Malaysians opposed Islamic rule when some Eastern countries accepted Western ideas.

“Look at Taiwan and China now. Adam Smith was not Chinese, yet his ideals are easily accepted there.

“Whereas when we as Muslims practise prosperous and mature politics, some disagree with it,” Hadi said in his closing speech at PAS’ 65th Muktamar (annual congress), referring to the 18th century Scottish economist whose free-market ideas formed the basis of modern capitalism.

He also exhorted PAS members to continue their struggle in Islam so that knowledge from the faith remains preserved.

He reminded delegates that PAS, formed by ulama and Islamic teachers, had many members who lived and died for the sake of Islam.    [FULL  STORY]

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