LAST_UPDATESun, 22 Jul 2018 9pm

Kelantan Lawyer Compares Hadith To Star Wars, Says Both Have ‘A Lot Of Fantasy’

Recently, Nik Elin Zurina Nik Abdul Rashid who is also the founder of the Kelab Warisan Wibawa uploaded a controversial and sacrilegious status on her Facebook.

In her Facebook status, she said that the Hadith (book of a collection of the Prophet’s sayings) contains a lot of fantasy, just like the sci-fi saga, Star Wars.

Nik Elin Nik Rashid

As a Muslim, her statement is deemed sacrilegious and malicious as according to the Islamic teaching, Muslims believe that both Hadith and the Quran go hand in hand.

In her Status, Nik Elin said that her experience watching the latest Star Wars instalment, “The Last Jedi" was similar to her experience being introduced to the hadith, in which she deemed both contained a lot of fantasy.

"Watching "Star Wars - The Last Jedi" alone last night was like how I was introduced to the Book of Hadith for the first time - A lot of questions in my mind. A lot of fantasy.

"The only difference is that in Star Wars, you went in with an expectation that it is sci-fi," said Nik Elin in her Facebook status update.

The lawyer-activist before this courted controversy by saying that the approval of public caning as a method of punishment in Kelantan is due to the lack of entertainment there, and likened it to the “barbarity” of feeding prisoners of war to hungry lions in ancient Rome.

And now with this Facebook status update, one has to wonder; what are her justifications for comparing the movie to the Hadith, which is revered and received as a major source of religious law and moral guidance, second only to the authority of Islam’s holy Quran.