1. Dr Syed Alwi bin Ahmad blames Islam for the failures of governance in Muslim countries.
2. It is true that Muslim countries are often poorly governed. There is not a single one of them which qualify to be a developed country.
3. But the fault does not lie with the religion of Islam. Over a period of 1,400 years the original teachings of Islam as was brought by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) have been interpreted and re-interpreted by genuine scholars and charlatans with vested interest so that it is no longer the Islam of the messages of Allah subhanawata’ala. Some of these interpretations are so different from the original that they are not Islamic at all.