Walaupun tindakkan MAIPP ini adalah menurut undang2 negara tetapi apakah syarak membolehkannya? Saya amat tidak pasti. Mungkin ada pembaca2 dari kalangan asatizah boleh komen utk pencerahan bersama.
Saya teringat juga, Tun Salleh Abbas dulu pernah melambatkan judgement seorang kanak2 Cina yg masuk islam ketika di bawah umur sehinggalah semasa dia menjatuhkan hukuman tersebut, kanak2 Cina tersebut telah lebih 18 tahun dan boleh mengekalkan keislamannya. Tun Salleh dengan kebijaksanaannya telah menyelamatkan aqidah seorang manusia.
Apakah MAIPP tidak boleh sebijak itu?
BUKIT MERTAJAM: The conversion to Islam of a 17-year-old girl has been reversed by the Penang Islamic Religious Department (MAIPP), which decided that her family’s consent had not been sought earlier.
State Religious Affairs Committee chairman Abdul Malik Abul Kassim said MAIPP had withdrawn the conversion of San Pei Pei, 17, as the officer concerned had failed to follow the proper procedure.
Under the law, he explained, consent was necessary to convert any person aged below 18, adding that this had not been adhered in Pei Pei’s conversion.
“The officer involved will be advised to be more careful in future to avoid a recurrence,” he said.
Pei Pei, a school dropout, was reported missing in mid-January.
She was found at a Perlis Religious Department home for adolescents in Arau by her grandmother Tan Mong Chee on Feb 8.
The 60-year-old woman was shocked when she learnt that her underage granddaughter had been converted to Islam without her family’s knowledge.
“I was shocked to see her wearing a baju kebaya and tudung when I visited her at the home. I asked some members of the staff there why she had been converted but none of them could give me an answer.
“They also did not allow me to take her home. I did not know what to do, so I approached state MCA secretary Lau Chiek Tuan and state MCA Public Complaints bureau chief Tan Teik Cheng for help.
“I was contacted by a Penang Islamic Religious Department official and told that Pei Pei would be coming home soon,” she said in Permatang Batu near here yesterday.