Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (Pas)

Phone

+(60)3 - 2692 7400
Fax: 
+(60)3 - 2693 8399

Brief Description:

The Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (Malay: Parti Islam Se-Malaysia) (Jawi: ڤرتي اسلام س-مليسيا) commonly known as PAS or Pas, is an Islamist political party in Malaysia and is currently headed by Dato' Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.

Homepage URL

http://pas.org.my

Founding Date

4/4/1956

Overview

The Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (MalayParti Islam Se-Malaysia) (Jawi: ڤرتي اسلام س-مليسيا) commonly known asPas, is an Islamist political party in Malaysia and is currently headed by Dato' Seri Abdul Hadi Awang. PAS positions itself as a political party that aims to establish Malaysia as a country based on Islamic legal theory derived from the primary sources of Islam.

 

As an Islamic political party, PAS takes a lead at local level in opposing forms of entertainment that will damage society's morals. 

 

 

Pas has publicly stated its intent to instate what it claims to be sharia law onto Muslims which includes two sharia components: hudud and qisas.

 

 

For the most parts of PAS' history, the party has generally only targeted Malay or Muslim supporters. However since the 2004 elections, there has been clear indication of PAS trying to reach out and win the hearts of non-Muslim Malaysians by way of moderation. During the leading up to the 2008 elections, Pas had rarely mentioned about the setting up of an Islamic state, which has been one of the party's main objective throughout the history.