PAS spiritual leader Nik Aziz Nik Mat was rather tired when he arrived at the nomination centre to show his support for PAKATAN RAKYAT’s Permatang Pauh candidate Anwar Ibrahim on Aug 18.
In fact, he did not want to field questions by reporters but when we told him we wanted to ask about Saiful Bukhairy’s recent act of swearing on the Quran that he was sodomised by Anwar, he agreed to say a few things.
He said Saiful’s act of taking an oath on the holy book was Islamic but it was not according to the Muslim culture.
“In Islam, there is no need to place your hands on the Quran when you swear. Placing one’s hands on the Quran is an act of copying the Christians.
“When the Christians swear they put their hands on the Bible, right?” quipped Nik Aziz.
He stressed that the Malays have copied other cultures in placing their hands on the Quran when swearing.
“Other people’s cultures have entered the head of the Malays,” he said.
But his act of declaration about the sodomy act is between him and Allah, added Nik Aziz.