Wednesday, June 29, 2011

MUI's Fatwa Haram on Subsidized Fuel

The Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Darwin Saleh seems to have low self confidence nowadays, that he need to ask the Indonesian Muslim Cleric/Ulama Council (MUI) to announce the plan to restrict the sales of subsidized fuel (Premium).

After meeting with the Minister last Monday, MUI's official Ma'ruf Amin told reporters that MUI is planing to issue a Fatwa/Edict Haram for rich people to buy subsidized fuel (Premium).

He said that the purpose of such Fatwa/Edict is to make rich people realize that subsidized fuel is only for people who has low income. It would not be fair if people who can afford to buy higher priced fuels (Pertamax) to buy subsidized fuel.

The Chairman of MUI H. Amidhan, who was not present during the above meeting, said that the matter is still being discussed and MUI would not issue a Fatwa based on order.

Basically I agree that rich people should not buy subsidized fuels (Premium), because I don't agree with the use of money collected from Tax Payers to subsidize fuel except for public transportation.

But in my opinion, MUI as the highest Islamic level organization in Indonesia should not issue a Fatwa merely based on the request of the government, because by doing so MUI would only be a political tool.


However, I would fully agree if MUI issue Fatwa Haram on Corruptions, and/or Bribery and/or misuse of Taxpayers Money.

11 comments:

coretan rizal said...

ada ada saja! dalam al-qur`an aman ada tuh! kayak kurang kerjaan saja

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Multibrand said...

@Coretan Rizal,
13 judul iblis? Menarik untuk dibaca.

smp 3 lembang said...

Jika negara kita negara dan hukum islam maka tidak ada masalah untuk MUI mengeluarkan fatwa mengenai hal tersebut, tapi karena bukan rasanya memang terlalu dipaksakan

attayaya-pasword said...

aku berharap MUI tidak dengan gampangnya mengeluarkan Fatwa. Jangan seolah-olah MUI mau mengeluarkan apa saja Fatwa. Kurasa Pemerintah dapat mencari jalan lebih bagus.
Permasalahan di hulu saja belum terselesaikan,,, eeeh sudah masuk ke bagian hilir.
Pemerintah wajib melakukan Investigasi terhadap seluruh perusahaan minyak yang beroperasi di Indonesia. Apakah benar produksi mereka sesuai dengan laporan? Bagaimana distribusi minyak tidak dipotong di tengah jalan? dan masih banyak persoalan hulu yg sangat perlu dibenahi.
Semoga MUI tidak gampangan mengeluarkan FATWA

Aprianti said...

If it is haram for rich people to buy subsidized BBM, then logically, it’s also haram for them to go to subsidized schools, to buy subsidized housing, or to use public transportation, because public transportation also use subsidized BBM.

Luke said...

Hi Harry, Why do you think that the Government has to turn to religion to sort out the price of a litre of fuel? With all the social and environment issues the country has, surely a Fatwa Haram should be issued for fresh water, safe public transport, the right to free health care or education. I find this all a bit sad and worrying if the government cant do anything without asking for support from the countries Religious leaders.

coretan rizal said...

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Fahrizi Noer Fajar Azman said...

fatwa itu sebenar nya aneh... lagi pula, di Indonesia kan tidak semua nya Islam.

lalu, mungkin ini cerminan kegagalan pemerintah dalam menangani krisis energi..

Multibrand said...

@Smp3Lembang,
Sebagai lembaga agama, sebaiknya Fatwa MUI hanya untuk hal hal yang terkait dengan kepentingan umat.

@Attayaya-Password,
Anda benar, semoga MUI tidak sembarangan mengeluarkan fatwa.

@Aprianti,
According to reports the government plan to limit the sales of subsidized fuel only to public transportation.

@Luke,
It's not just saddening but also sickening to know that a govt. must ask the help of a religious organization to make decision.

@Coretan Rizal,
Saya sependapat dengan anda.
Seharusnya saya follow balik, saya akan cek lagi. Terima kasih anda ingatkan saya.

@Fahrizi,
Ini menunjukkan bahwa pemerintah tidak percaya diri dalam ambil keputusan sehingga perlu minta bantuan MUI.

Iskaruji dot com said...

Found some difficulties to categorize high class and low level ones. In facts, we also found some government cars paying nothing for fuels. And I don't believe they categorized as low level.

Consequently, All this messed occurred by the system and the men behind it, perhaps..nice share

r10 said...

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