Thursday, November 28, 2013
Nik Abdul Aziz---A Real Poor Ruler Of Malaysian Province
Most of the rulers in the world live in magnificant palaces and gather luxuries of the world around them and their families. They forget the people whom they rule and for whom Allah had make them sit on the highest place of power. But, thee are some rulers live in old, simple houses live like common man and do not want to see security around them ti give them safety of life, because they Trust In Allah, who has the power of Life and Death. Among them is Nik Abdul Aziz, chief minister of Malaysian state Kalentan (he resigned on May 6, due to poor health). He has been in power, being the second longest tenured ruler of human history. He remained the chief ministe of Kalentan state for 22 years 8 months and 14 days. Interestingly, Abdul Aziz faced hard opposition of federal government, who tried to oust him, to defeat him in the elections but failed. Under the rule of this simple man who belonged to Islamic Movement 'PAS', the peole of Kalentan province rose above the powerty line and became prosperous. Skyscrapers are appearing in the state. Not only urban life became stable economically but rural people also became rish and properous. Abdul SAziz and his cabinet members live simple lives and all had been free of any kind of corruption. There was a lot of difference in the ruling style of prime minister Mahatir Muhammad and Abdul Aziz. He was born on January 10, 1931 in Pulao Maleka. His father was a black smith. He studied five years at Darul Uloom Deoband Uttar Pradesh, India. He obtained Bachelor of ASrts in Arabic studies and Master of Arts degree in Islamic jurisprudence from Al-Azhar University, Egypt. He is able to converse in English, Tamil, Urdu, Arabic in addition to his native Malay language. His administration in Kalentan frequently clashed on role of Islam in Malaysia with former prime minister Dr Mahatir Muhammad. In contrast with the racially- exclusive ruling party UMNO (United National Malay Organisation), he openly rejected communal politics. Nik Abdul Aziz has been known to commond support from non-Muslims in malaysia and played a leading role in PAS' increase popularity among non-Muslims. His clashes wity federal government reached to the level that funds for his state from federal govenment were stopped and Abdul Aziz did not recedive a single Ringet from central govet. This policy had been follwed by the coming PMs Abdullah Badawi and Najeen Razzaq. The funds are not provided directly but through federal institutions. Kalentan did not receive any oiol royalty since 2004. His son Nik Adli was held under Malaysian Internal Security Act in 2001 for alleged terrorist activities and planning Jihad, possessing weapon and membership in Kumpulan Mujahidin Malaysia (KMM), an Islamist extremist group. After five years in dtention without trial he was released. Nik Abdul Aziz has been known for his simpli life and honesty. He refused to reside in CM house and continued living in his ancestral house in Pulao Maleka. When he prayed in his office he put the lights off because he considered prayer his personal task. He decrease his pay by 40 percent as chief minister. He also He also decreased the CM house's expenditure to a large extent. He lives in a house that is half made up of woods. During 22and a half year rule fedreal agencies could not find any sign of corruption in his government. n honest ans simple ruler in Islamic world is hsard to find. Msay Allah Bless Nik Abdul Aziz of Malaysia. Would Pakistani leaders learn some lesson from the life of Nik Abdul Aziz?.