“Khairuddin Abu Hassan can go ahead and rewrite the Quran and the various Hadiths that speak of the malakîyya – or “monarchy by kingship and royalty” – and the mulûkîyya – or “monarchic rule and monarchism by kingship and royalty.” Come to think of it, he may as well start a new religion all by himself with him as both Prophet and interpreter. We can then call this religion Khaiism and start frequenting new ‘mosques’ built by him”
Raggie Jessy Rithaudeen
Islam has it that the Prophet Adam, the archetype of humanity, was created from the soil here on planet Earth. According to the religion, Adam is the father of the human race and the first to be told the right way to bury the dead. His coming brought forth the notion that what comes from the soil will one day return to the soil. It follows, that because we descended from the Prophet Adam, we too came from the soil and must one day return to that soil.
It’s innate, inherent, deep-seated or whatever else you may choose to call it. It’s hereditary, in that it’s genetically rooted to the emergence of Adam, the first human being on planet Earth. However, there are those who call themselves Muslim but ridicule others who believe this. They belong to a class of hypocrites we Muslims refer to as the munafiquns. Still, they are as much from the soil as I am and will one day return to that very soil.
In other words, there are some things you can change and others you just can’t. Of course, you may come across a non-Muslim who might find fault with my line of reasoning and tell you that religions are derived off articles of faith. While that may be true, the notion that some things can never be changed remains factually correct no matter how you choose to look at it. To give you an idea why that is, let’s steer away from the topic of religion for a moment and look at things through scientific lenses.
According to science, the earliest life on Earth formed some 3.46 billion years ago around the Australian Apex chert rocks. Convention has it that the organisms gave rise to all the complex forms of life we have grown accustomed to seeing today. In that sense, and that sense alone, you and I descended from a unicellular microorganism that lived somewhere in the Australian continent. It follows, that while you and I may have been born of different mothers, we and are brothers and sisters one way or the other.
So you see, even the proof-seeking, tin-foil-hat-wearing scientist will tell you that the whole lot of us are one of a kind. Islam has it that we came from the soil, while scientists will tell you that we came from microorganisms that lived in that soil. Both Islam and science derive conclusions from the interpretations of well acclaimed scholars. At the end of the day, it’s all about humans meeting to decide what best to follow and what not to. And centuries ago, someone decided that succession should flow through an order of kinship insofar as the question of ascension to royal thrones go.
This, too, can hardly be changed.
It follows, that because Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah is of royal blood, his son may end up becoming ruler one fine day. Think of it as a birthright tracing all the way back to the days of the ancients. If Khairuddin Abu Hassan can accept decisions made by the the Imams, Mujtahids and Muftis since the days of Muhammad, there is no reason for him not to accept decisions made by members of royalty since the days of the ancient Indian Maharajahs and the Saxon Kings.
Unless, of course, he’s munafiqun.
In which case, he can go ahead and rewrite the Quran and the various Hadiths that speak of the malakîyya – or “monarchy by kingship and royalty” – and the mulûkîyya – or “monarchic rule and monarchism by kingship and royalty.” Come to think of it, he may as well start a new religion all by himself with him as both Prophet and interpreter. We can then call this religion Khaiism and start frequenting new ‘mosques’ built by him.
And in this mosque, Khairuddin can have ‘Imaams‘ talking about how people of royal blood should denounce their bloodlines should they become active politically. He can then give the Tengku Mahkota Johor (TMJ) a tinkle and tell the Crown Prince to fly kites. Once accomplished, he can proceed to tell Muslims the world over that the wait for Imam Mahadi is over, that the coming of the redeemer is nothing but a myth contrived by the Prophet Muhammad to take Muslims for a jolly good ride.
Yes, I think it’s high time Khairuddin introduced Khaiism to the “right thinking” Malaysian…