Monday, December 31, 2007
Muslims need to watch the last clip and wake up to the reality that is taking place in the lands of the Anbiya today!
Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, Kashmir, Chechnya, Kosovo, etcetera...
Who are the terrorists occupying those lands?
Muslims or the Kaffirs?
Anyway, the Kaffirs are finding that invading Iraqis is no walk in the park! They are getting their share of fatalities every day as the brave Iraqis are hitting them back in the only ways that the Kaffirs understand.
The following clip shows just that!
And a clip showing the Kaffir's war crimes in the past and present:
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Saturday, December 29, 2007
All praises be to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala for blessing us with lots of natural treasures especially the kind of environment we have in abundance in our country where we can escape to seek some respite from the pressures and stress of life in the city like KL.
This afternoon, I drove to Hulu Langat with my darling wife and went to look for delicious Malay kampong food.
First stop was at the tropical fruits store on our way to the Malay kampong food warong opposite Taman Sri Nanding.
There is this stall that sells the best quality fresh naturally ripened Pisang Emas and other tropical fruits. I have been buying from this stall since we first explored Hulu Langat and discovered it's kampong attractions.
Those who feel like buying a whole stalk of these quality bananas for feasts and sadaqah during Friday prayers can head on over to this stall. Prices for such a stalk of pisang emas bananas range from RM18 to RM20 for a 9 kg stalk.
Our selected warong is a simple roadside establishment run by a Malay family opposite Taman Sri Nanding, Hulu Langat.
We have had our lunch there before and liked the laid back environment of the warong and the quality of their Malay kampong food there.
A delicious plate of talapia masak cili and bean sprouts for my missus.
My preference for 'Ikan Tongkol Masak Lemak Cili Padi' and 'Terong Berlada' plus a serving of ' Sambal Berlado Goreng'.
Price is absolutely way much cheaper than what we usually pay in Cheras and KL areas. You can say that the cost of living in Hulu Langat is really much more affordable than in the city and suburban areas.
The main thing is just the feeling of being so relaxed and easy. I really look forward to escaping from all the headaches and stress of daily life in the big city and truly feel so relieved being there every now and then. It's my sanctuary that normalizes back my day to day existence in KL.
Just behind the warong is this beautiful landscape and a feast for the eyes. Tropical greenery stretched all along the magnificent vista of Hulu Langat, my favorite destination for rest and relaxation.
There was also this pleasing sight of a small brook with greenery all around just besides the warong. Lovely, isn't it?
I saw this papaya tree with a ripe fruit on it. Imagine that? If this tree was in Cheras, the fruits would all have been plucked and missing before you can say 'eureka'! Hahahaha!
Guess that the folks in Hulu Langat are just too blessed with fruits from their own gardens to want to pinch fresh fruits of others from their orchards. :)
Looks like I will have to stop here and continue in the next post. Lots of good photos and videos coming up. It's been a pleasure sharing these with you. Hope you enjoyed the article.
To the memory of Benazir Bhutto and all the other victims who died with her in the bomb attack in Rawalpindi, Pakistan yesterday.
I am sure that many amongst us condemn the way that certain quarters in Pakistan chose to kill so many innocent lives just because they do not agree to Benazir Bhutto returning to contest in the only nuclear powered Muslim country in the world.
Terror has no legitimate place in the world of Islam and those who advocate mass murders of innocents just to snuff out one political target are sinners and in my opinion, will be condemned to Narr Al Jahannam @ The Lowest Hellfire for their dastardly deeds in taking the lives of innocents in the most cowardly manner.
Such is the situation when hatred takes over oneself and compassion takes leave of the person or persons who plotted taking her life in that way.
Unbridled anger destroys any essence of human compassion and in this case, we see a former Pakistani Premier being killed by a suicide bomber who himself blasted away any chances of him dying in the name of the faith or whatever causes he obliterated himself for?
Suicide is forbidden in Islam and this mass murderer surely will go straight to Hell for Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala condemns anyone who takes his or her life and that of others for unwarranted causes!
Society suffers as a result by such criminal acts which in turn can cause a backlash amongst the remaining people and we have seen more deaths take place in the country as a result of Benazir's supporters running riot out of anger and outrage intending to avenge her death!
The crazed supporters rampaged through cities and towns burning down civilians vehicles and public transport, government buildings,etc.
What good is that going to do for the masses?
I for one do not agree with such a forbidden way of destroying oneself and murdering others for political objectives of the devious ones.
As expected, the usual scapegoat is who else but the Al-Qaeda, America's favorite 'terror group'.
The way they go about blaming Al-Qaeda for practically anything that goes wrong in the world is simply getting stale and just as credible as George Bush Jr. claiming that Saddam Hussein had been amassing huge arsenals of Weapons of Mass Destruction!
As the world knows, such a ruse is nothing but Bush Jr's scam to invade Iraq in the name of Operation Iraqi Liberation or if you check out the acronym to be OIL!
Now, all these trouble breaking out in Pakistan may be the fruit of the machinations by the unseen hands who are creating havoc in the country!
Who is behind all these?
Who stands to gain by unhinging Pakistan? My guess would be the USA or it's ruler by proxy, the rogue Zionist regime of Israel.
Pakistan is the world's only Muslim nuclear power. By initiating unrest and wrecking the civil order in the country, it will open the doors for foreign intervention.
Which superpower is itching to plant its stakes in the region? Who else but Uncle Sam?
But then again, I might be wrong and this could be the work of Pervez Musharraf to undermine his political opponents in the coming General Elections?
72. Laqad kafara allatheena qaloo inna Allaha huwa almaseehu ibnu maryama waqala almaseehu ya banee isra-eela oAAbudoo Allaha rabbee warabbakum innahu man yushrik biAllahi faqad harrama Allahu AAalayhi aljannata wama/wahu alnnaru wama lilththalimeena min ansarin
72. They do blaspheme who say: "God is Christ the son of Mary." But said Christ: "O Children of Israel! worship God, my Lord and your Lord." Whoever joins other gods with God,- God will forbid him the garden, and the Fire will be his abode. There will for the wrong-doers be no one to help.
73. Laqad kafara allatheena qaloo inna Allaha thalithu thalathatin wama min ilahin illa ilahun wahidun wa-in lam yantahoo AAamma yaqooloona layamassanna allatheena kafaroo minhum AAathabun aleemun
73. They do blaspheme who say: God is one of three in a Trinity: for there is no god except One God. If they desist not from their word (of blasphemy), verily a grievous penalty will befall the blasphemers among them.
74. Afala yatooboona ila Allahi wayastaghfiroonahu waAllahu ghafoorun raheemun
74. Why turn they not to God, and seek His forgiveness? For God is Oft- forgiving, Most Merciful.
75. Ma almaseehu ibnu maryama illa rasoolun qad khalat min qablihi alrrusulu waommuhu siddeeqatun kana ya/kulani alttaAAama onthur kayfa nubayyinu lahumu al-ayati thumma onthur anna yu/fakoona
75. Christ the Son of Mary was no more than an apostle; many were the apostles that passed away before him. His mother was a woman of truth. They had both to eat their (daily) food. See how God doth make His signs clear to them; yet see in what wa ys they are deluded away from the truth!
76. Qul ataAAbudoona min dooni Allahi ma la yamliku lakum darran wala nafAAan waAllahu huwa alssameeAAu alAAaleemu
76. Say: "Will ye worship, besides God, something which hath no power either to harm or benefit you? But God,- He it is that heareth and knoweth all things."
77. Qul ya ahla alkitabi la taghloo fee deenikum ghayra alhaqqi wala tattabiAAoo ahwaa qawmin qad dalloo min qablu waadalloo katheeran wadalloo AAan sawa-i alssabeeli
77. Say: "O people of the Book! exceed not in your religion the bounds (of what is proper), trespassing beyond the truth, nor follow the vain desires of people who went wrong in times gone by,- who misled many, and strayed (themselves) from the even way.
78. LuAAina allatheena kafaroo min banee isra-eela AAala lisani dawooda waAAeesa ibni maryama thalika bima AAasaw wakanoo yaAAtadoona
78. Curses were pronounced on those among the Children of Israel who rejected Faith, by the tongue of David and of Jesus the son of Mary: because they disobeyed and persisted in excesses.
82. Latajidanna ashadda alnnasi AAadawatan lillatheena amanoo alyahooda waallatheena ashrakoo walatajidanna aqrabahum mawaddatan lillatheena amanoo allatheena qaloo inna nasara thalika bi-anna minhum qisseeseena waruhbanan waannahum la yastakbiroona
82. Strongest among men in enmity to the Believers (Muslims) wilt thou find the Jews and Pagans; and nearest among them in love to the Believers wilt thou find those who say, "We are Christians": because amongst these are men devoted to learning and men who have renounced the world, and they are not arrogant.
83. Wa-itha samiAAoo ma onzila ila alrrasooli tara aAAyunahum tafeedu mina alddamAAi mimma AAarafoo mina alhaqqi yaqooloona rabbana amanna faoktubna maAAa alshshahideena
83. And when they listen to the revelation received by the Apostle, thou wilt see their eyes overflowing with tears, for they recognise the truth: they pray: "Our Lord! we believe; write us down among the witnesses.
84. Wama lana la nu/minu biAllahi wama jaana mina alhaqqi wanatmaAAu an yudkhilana rabbuna maAAa alqawmi alssaliheena
84. "What cause can we have not to believe in God and the truth (Islamic Monotheism) which has come to us, seeing that we long for our Lord to admit us to the company of the righteous(Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam and his Companions -May Allah be pleased with them)?"Selected verses from Surah Al Mai'dah Al Qur'an Al-Kareem sourced from here.
I have been receiving emails and comments asking me as to why Christians are not supposed to use the term 'Allah' in their prayers or publications when referring to God?
Well, I have been contemplating on the subject and have thought of a remedy to the situation.
Instead of forbidding the Christians from using the term Allah for their imagined God perse, I think that Muslims ought to grab the opportunity to teach the Christians about worshiping Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala in the real sense.
Surely from the Qur'anic verses above and the example of the Christian King of ancient Abyssinia, the Negus @ Al Najashi, who gave shelter to the early Makkan Muslims who fled the oppressive Quraish Kaffirs of Makkah and who upon realizing the truth of Islam from the Makkan Muslim religious refugees, himself embraced Islam and proved the truth of Allah's revelations about good Christians as per the verses 82-84 above in the Surah Al Mai'dah, we can see that it's better to embrace the Christians with Dakwah Al Islamiyah instead of unnecessary prolonged centuries old enmity between us!
Christians are the closest to us in faith and we should try to build bridges between us instead of continue to hate and wage war between each other.
I for one aim to start writing about why I say that Islam is the very faith that Allah the Almighty taught Our Father the Blessed Prophet Adam Alaihis Salam and from Adam to Our Mother Saiyidatina Hawwa Radhiallahu Anha @ Eve ( May she be blessed) and from them to their progeny, the various tribes of humankind?
Christians must worship Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala in the true sense if they want to address Him as such for it is pointless for them to say that they worship Allah as True God but go and worship His Prophet Jesus Christ @ Eesa Al Masih in turn!
This is what I think. If Christians say that they have a right to address God as Allah, they are right a hundred percent but the question is 'Do they really worship Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala'?
Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala is God Almighty of all Creation.
No one denies this. The thing is only Muslims worship Him as per what He has commanded us, the Believers.
Christians are the ones who are referred to as the ones who went astray in the Surah Al-Fatihah.
Knowing that the Christians have gone astray, isn't it the duty of us Muslims, their brethren to show them the right way?
They want to worship Allah?
By all means! Let's help the Christians find Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala and be True Believers as Mukmins and Mukminats, Muslimins and Muslimats.
As we all know, all over the world, many people from all walks of life are coming into Islam and amongst the largest group of reverts to Islam are the Christians.
Welcome to your birthrights to be true Believers in Allah!
May Allah bless and guide us all to His Mercy and Benevolence.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
In the Name of Allah, God Most Compassionate, Most Merciful.
Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh. May Peace be upon you with the Mercy and Blessings of Allah.
The recent issue of whether Muslims have absolute rights to address Our Creator as 'Allah' and Non Muslims such as the Christians are fooling themselves into addressing their deity or deities as such is referred to in this article?
Web news portals such as Malaysiakini are rife with comments and opinions of those who oppose the assertation by Muslims that Allah is only to be used by us who believe in Him and not by the Kaffirs such as the Christians, no matter who they are and where they may be!
It is said that Islam only came into being when Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam was appointed as the Final Messenger of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala in the year 570 C.E.
Do note the term 'Final'.
What does that tell us? It tells us clearly that Prophet Muhammad ibni Abdullah Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam was the very last of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala's 124,000 prophets and messengers sent to Mankind since the creation of Prophet Adam Alaihis Salam.
Now, who can deny that Adam Alaihis Salam was the Father of all Mankind?
Evolutionists. These are the kind of human beings who go about believing what Charles Darwin concluded that the Origin of Species gave birth to all the various, complex myriad of living organisms that had been living on this Earth and later perished, evolved into this and that over the billions of years and today are the descendants of all such creatures and beings including us Mankind referred to by the scientific world of today as 'homo sapiens'.
Darwin believed that Mankind today originated from apes.
Many human beings subscribe to his theory and believe the same, especially those who aren't Muslims.
Even many millions of ignorants amongst the Muslims swallow all these fabrications hook,line and sinker without making any efforts to study and discover the reality about us through the revelations of Allah's Supreme Constitution and Guidebook of Life which is the Holy Al-Qur'an Al-Kareem.
Whom do we blame for this ignorance? No one but the individual him or herself.
As human beings, we are blessed to have been created by Almighty Allah with the abilities to process information.
We have been given the faculty of reasoning between right and wrong, Al-Haqq and Al-Batil.
Problem is that there are many confused individuals here on earth who are blind, deaf and dumb as to seeking out the truth of Islam and continue to pursue their paths towards Jahannam.
I as a Muslim do not subscribe to the Charles Darwin theory or any other theories by the Non Muslims. Period.
I study and research about my being and the rest of mankind plus all other Allah's creatures using whatever means I have within my reach and accessibility.
I am a perpetual student of Islam and all other fields of existence.
It is said that the Christians acknowledge the existence of Allah but in reality their object of veneration and worship is really not True God Almighty, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala as we Muslims really believe in!
If you ask the Christians as to who created them, they will say that it is Allah but in actual practice, do they worship Him?
They worship something else. They worship His creation. The Prophet of Allah, Hadhrat Eesa ibni Maryam Alaihis Salam.
If you would care to study the verses in the Final Revelations of Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala, in the Surah Luqman Chapter 31 Verse 25:
25. Wala-in saaltahum man khalaqa alssamawati waal-arda layaqoolunna Allahu quli alhamdu lillahi bal aktharuhum la yaAAlamoona
25. If thou ask them, who it is that created the heavens and the earth. They will certainly say, "(Allah)". Say: "Praise be to Allah." But most of them understand not.And in the Surah Az Zukhruf Chapter 43 Verse 87:
87. Wala-in saaltahum man khalaqahum layaqoolunna Allahu faanna yu/fakoona
87. If thou ask them, who created them, they will certainly say, Allah. How then are they deluded away (from the Truth)?
To say that human beings of today are incapable of study and research as the forefathers of yesteryears would be an affront to our human intelligence but sadly the world seems to be full of recalcitrant self opinionated stubborn beings who remain impervious to the truth that is right smack before them!
If Muhammad was the 'founder' of Islam, then pray tell me what faith was Adam Alaihis Salam, the very first human being, created by Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala Himself was professing?
To whom did he, Adam Alaihis Salam pray to?
To whom did he prostrate himself to and worship in Jannatul Firdaus @ the highest Paradise?
Did he pray to any other being or deity?
He was the very first human being!!!
Adam Alaihis Salam was created by Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala Himself from clay taken from all parts of the planet Earth and fashioned into being a Man by Allah Ar Rahman Ar Raheem Himself before the presence of all of Allah's Malaikats and other beings in Paradise!
Adam did not evolve from any other thing!!!
He was created by God Almighty Himself.!!!
Such knowledge is derived from my study of Islam from my shaikh's in the tariqah's. Such knowledge is not taught in the schools and classrooms of the average education system.
There are various fields of knowledge in our present day world. Academic knowledge is fine for those who want to know the basics of Islam as is being taught by our national school systems.
Deeper, inner, spiritual knowledge is only attainable by going to their unique sources and for me, I found them in the tariqah that I joined.
Even then, I discovered some practices to be not in line with what I came to learn to be not from the Sunnah of Rasul Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam. I chose to stay away from being a blind follower of such misguidance.
Do I dismiss off the teachings of Sufism altogether as a result? No.
I accept that there are certain knowledge that are the absolute truth derived from the teachings of the Prophet Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam and there are those which were the opinions or practices by the latter day masters of Islamic spiritual pursuits in the world of the Sufi's.
Back to the subject matter.
Adam Alaihis Salam was created and given life by Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala Himself. He was taught by Allah of all things and matters that he ought to know and his knowledge came from none but Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala Himself.
Adam was given knowledge direct from the Creator Himself.
Do you think that Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala would have taught Adam to worship anything else from Him?
Adam Alaihis Salam was taught knowledge that even all of Allah's Malaikat's @ Angels had no knowledge of?
In the Al-Qur'an Al-Kareem Surah Al Baqarah Chapter 2 Verses 30-33, Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala reveals the truth of Adam's Creation and his receiving knowledge from Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala Himself surpassing the knowledge of all of Allah's Malaikat's and other creatures:
30. Wa-ith qala rabbuka lilmala-ikati innee jaAAilun fee al-ardi khaleefatan qaloo atajAAalu feeha man yufsidu feeha wayasfiku alddimaa wanahnu nusabbihu bihamdika wanuqaddisu laka qala innee aAAlamu ma la taAAlamoona
30. Behold, thy Lord said to the angels: "I will create a vicegerent on earth." They said: "Wilt Thou place therein one who will make Mischief therein and shed blood?-- Whilst we do celebrate Thy praises And glorify Thy holy (name)?" He said: "I know what ye know not."
31. WaAAallama adama al-asmaa kullaha thumma AAaradahum AAala almala-ikati faqala anbi-oonee bi-asma-i haola-i in kuntum sadiqeena
31. And He taught Adam the nature Of all things; then He placed them Before the angels, and said: "Tell Me The nature of these if ye are right."
32. Qaloo subhanaka la AAilma lana illa ma AAallamtana innaka anta alAAaleemu alhakeemu
32. They said: "Glory to Thee, of knowledge We have none, save what Thou Hast taught us: In truth it is Thou Who art perfect in knowledge and wisdom."
33. Qala ya adamu anbi/hum bi-asma-ihim falamma anbaahum bi-asma-ihim qala alam aqul lakum innee aAAlamu ghayba alssamawati waal-ardi waaAAlamu ma tubdoona wama kuntum taktumoona
33. He said: "O Adam! tell them Their natures." When he had told them, God said: "Did I not tell you That I know the secrets of heaven And earth, and I know what ye reveal And what ye conceal?"
The above revelation clearly shows the high position of our Father, the Blessed Prophet Adam Alaihis Salam above all other creatures of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala and even the Malaikat's @ Angels of Allah were asked to prostrate before Adam Alaihis Salam as a mark of respect towards Adam's position as Allah's Vicegerent on Earth.
To me, Adam Alaihis Salam was a Muslim when he was created and given life by Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala and surely Allah the Almighty would not have taught him a faith that was not Islam!
I will continue writing about this so that all of mankind will be reminded of their true faith as that to be Islam.
I will expose to you in stages as to how all the various faiths came to be as a result of :
- Adam's expulsion from Paradise,
- how he cried tears of forgiveness for years and years upon landing in Sri Lanka and
- how eventually he met up with his wife, our mother Saiyidatina Hawwa Radhiallahu Anha and
- how they settled down in Makkah al Mukarramah which is the holiest spot on Earth for Muslims and
- how Adam's progeny were later asked to disperse to all parts of the world and
- how they eventually turned into various tribes and races of human beings and as to
- how some of them later reneged on their promises to their father , the blessed Prophet Adam Alaihis Salam to observe and practice Islam which was taught to them by Adam and how they later fell short of such ibadah and ended up inventing the various 'faith's' we have now before us.
I will go about it in my own way and tell you as it is.
Let's be rational about discussing this most important matter and if anyone of you feels like having a dialogue on this , to please engage with me in a manner befitting us as fellow human beings, worthy in respectful language and acceptable standards of discourse.
I leave it to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala to allow me to do my bit in removing the doubts in the minds of all those who wish to learn about Islam as to what it really is and not as they imagine it to be.
Wabillahi Taufik Wal Hidayah. Wassalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Ta'ala Wabarakatuh.
Source of Qur'an Texts Online.
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
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Here are some of his works. Enjoy!
Video Blog # 1 - Funny things you see during Jummah.
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Monday, December 24, 2007
I had a forced hiatus from the internet and haven't had the chance to check my You Tube account or my emails from then till yesterday.
When I checked my You Tube account today, this warning from a Hindraf You Tuber stares me in the face.
This is the kind of folks we have to face in our struggle to establish a fair and free platform for freedom of expression and defense of what we have as individual concerned citizens of Malaysia.
A death threat from an anonymous Hindraf supporter. His or her ID is vengadeswary.
I am not one who scares of Death. I have been telling others about the imminent end for all of us including this threatener from Hindraf.
'Qullu nafsin iza iqatul maut' @ 'Verily everything that breathes will taste death'.
To me, I believe in Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala's Taqdeer.
If I am destined to die for the sake of defending Islam and my fellow Muslims, Alhamdulillah.
Would I cease from writing the truth and expose the wrongdoers in our nation and elsewhere?
I have written to my lawyers and await their instructions.
As for the nation, I state herewith that I write with the intentions to enjoin the good @ Al-Makruf and forbid or combat the evil @ Al-Mungkar.
I leave it to Allah to do what He wills!
Mahaguru58 is a Muslim Blogger who never shies away from upholding Al-Haqq and expose the Batil.
'La haula wala quwwata illa billah hil aliyyil adzhim'.
Malaysiakini's latest reports about using the term 'Allah' for the Christian's magazine was my earlier response.
I know that some folks won't be pleased to read about a true Muslim's stand about such an abuse of the term 'Allah' to be used for their deity or deities and my explanations as to the reasons for such prohibition by the Malaysian Internal Security Ministry?
The thing is have Malaysians grown mature enough to discuss and dialog decently between us after 50 years of Independence or are we still reduced to making death threats and force ourselves to resort to the law of the jungle?
To me, this death threat from Hindraf only reinforces my stand that democracy and freedom of speech or voicing out opinions is lost on those who choose violence as their tools of their trade.
Is there still hope for a peaceful Malaysia?
Looks like we are in for another spell of demonstrations and protests in the name of justice when it is denied to citizen bloggers like me.
I await what the Hindraf leaders have to say about this warning from one of their own?
The contents of his email unedited are:
As Salaam Alaikum.
I am a lawyer friend of yours. There has been some criticisms in the internet lately regarding a government decision not to allow a Catholic magazine to use the expression "Allah" in their magazine.
I am suggesting that you put up the following note in your blog so that the public knows what the legal position is in regard to this matter. Just say that the opinion is given by a senior lawyer, without mentioning my name.
"The Minister is correct in preventing the use of the expression "Allah" in the Catholic magazine. There are laws in most states in Malaysia which provide that certain Arabic/Islamic expressions cannot be used pertaining to a non-Islamic religion.
In Selangor, this law is called THE NON-ISLAMIC RELIGIONS (CONTROL OF PROPAGATION AMONGST MUSLIMS) ENACTMENT 1988.
Altogether 35 words/expressions are mentioned in the law, including the word "Allah".
It is to be borne in mind that these laws are State Civil Laws (in contrast to State Syariah Laws), and these laws apply to Muslims and non-Muslims alike.
These laws are passed pursuant to Article 11(4) of the Federal Constitution.
I for one agree totally with the Deputy Minister of Internal Security Johari Baharom and my lawyer friend for it is simply not only ridiculous for any Kaffir to go about pretending to worship Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala when in actual reality they don't!
Being condescending is one thing but for us Muslims to just go along with the Christian missionaries attempts to subtlely infuse seeds of doubts and confusion amongst the masses as to the covert agenda of proselytizing their beliefs amongst the ignorant ones in society will be an act of irresponsibility and punishable in the Hereafter for not protecting our faith's principles of not associating anything else with Allah. Period.
This is the reason why the Malaysian authorities are right in nipping this menace in the bud and clear the confusion before it becomes an epidemic as what is taking place in the Arab world today.
As a Muslim, I detest any attempts by any Non Muslim to address his or her imagined deity to be that of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.
Glory be to Ar Rahman, the One and Absolute from all these attempts by the Munafiqs and Musyriks amongst humankind who rebel against Him yet want so much to use His Name to be addressed for their imagined god.
I am being clear about where Allah's prohibition stands as to associating Him with anything else!
There's no 'if's, but's or maybe's as far as the matter of Aqeedah is concerned about His Supremacy above all else in the universe.
Any Muslim who goes along with agreeing to others especially the Kaffir's attempts to use the word 'Allah' for their imagined deity is an ignorant @ jahil and ought to repent and start learning as to the whole reality of his or her faith of Islam.
In the Holy Qur'an Chapter 112 Verses 1 to 4 , Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala commands:
- Say: He is Allah, the One!
- Allah, the eternally Besought of all!
- He begets not nor was begotten.
- And there is none comparable unto Him.
Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala is commanding us Muslims to say that He is One!
He is the only Lord who is besought by all Mukmin's @ Believers.
To say that the Non Muslims devote their prayers to Him is a total fabrication and outward lie because they do not have faith in Allah Azza Wa Jalla as we Muslims believe in to the letter.
Imagined, misconstrued, beguiled ideas of what Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala actually is and what the Kaffir's and Munafiq's @ Hypocrites imagine Him to be is wrong and Non Muslims ought to be honest enough to admit that.
I have read some blogs and websites questioning as to whether Muslims have the absolute rights to the word 'Allah'?
I say absolutely 'YES'!
I can't make way for anyone to go call their imagined deity 'Allah' when in reality they are not Muslims and don't believe in Allah as what Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala commands us to !
You want to believe in Allah the Almighty, then by all means do so in the real sense. Not putting up an act or a sham!
No one's stopping anyone from claiming their birthrights to be a Muslim!
Be a Muslim properly and worship Allah honestly if you really mean it.
No need for anyone to go address something other than Allah and then use the term 'Allah' for their misguidance.
There's nothing for me to be shy about in defending the prohibition of misusing the word 'Allah' for the Christian's hidden agenda in breaking down the defense of a Muslim's Aqeedah bit by bit until such acts of Kufr becomes second nature to any Muslim worth his or her name in the true sense.
We can be fellow human beings and socially civil to each other but when it comes to the matter of faith, we need to be sincere and draw the line of not confusing the Haqq @ Truth from the Batil @ Falsehood.
Only those who are sincere to themselves will acknowledge my words to be the absolute truth and not misconstrue this article to be attacking the Non Muslims.
This is a matter concerning preserving the Truth from falling into misguidance.
Kaffir's need to be rational enough in realizing that Allah as what we Muslims believe in aren't what they believe their deities to be!
It's as straight forward as it can be.
How would you feel if your child goes and claims some other man as his or her natural father?
How would you feel if you in the position of Almighty Allah ( metaphorically speaking) who created everything yet your creation goes ahead and worships some other creation or imaginary deity or deities?
Allah the Most Compassionate, Most Merciful is so magnanimous that He allows certain tribes amongst mankind to still exist and keep on with their misguidance in the name of free choice but not without revealing to mankind His Supreme Constitution in the form of the Revelations of the Holy Al-Qur'an Al-Kareem!
To mankind has been sent 124,000 prophets and messengers over Time and yet here we have some quarters still recalcitrantly going about worshiping something other than Allah and claiming that they too have a right to address their deities as such?
The Malaysian Government especially the Islamic Affairs Department under the auspices of the Prime Minister's Office must make it absolutely clear that they will not allow such abuse to take place in this land.
If Arab Christians address their imagined deities as 'Allah' then their authorities have failed in their duties to stop that nonsense.
We don't hold sway over other nation's affairs and it is up to their respective Islamic authorities to do their jobs and stop the rot.
As far as Malaysia is concerned, we the Muslims here must stand firm against this affront to our faith and support the Internal Ministry in this prohibition.
If the Non Muslims have a wish to address their deity as 'Allah' than they are just shortchanging themselves of the Mercy of True God Almighty who is Allah Ar Rahman Al Kareem.
Come believe in Allah as you should and discover that He is the Only Creator who deserves to be worshiped in the true sense and not be mistaken for some other creation or imagined being.
'La haula wa la quwwata illa billah hil aliyyil adzhim bil sulthanik!'
Learn the meanings of this Ayatul Kursi.
It is the most powerful protective line of verses that Allah the Most Beneficient has revealed to us a protection against the evil forces that He has created as a check of balance between good and evil in this universe.
Recite these verses over anyone who has been possessed by evil whether by evil spirits or any other situation.
I have found it to be most effective in treating folks who have been charmed and as a result of their being weak internally and subjected to external manipulations by evildoers amongst us.
Those who wish to cleanse their homes and abodes from the djinns and iblis laknatullah will find the Ayatul Kursi most effective in ridding their residences from such evils. Insya Allah.
Come be practicing Muslims in the real sense and do not waste any more precious seconds of our remaining lives. Insya Allah.
Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Walillahil hamd!
Every human being is but the Child of Adam Alaihis Salam and no matter who you are right now, black, yellow, white or brown, you have the absolute right to be a Believer of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala in the real sense.
Don't short change yourself and go believing in something else.
Many people around the world are realizing the truth that is in Islam. It's not easy to change what one is or has become overnight.
Becoming a Muslim is a life changing experience and personal journey towards peace in one's heart and mind. Not many have a smooth transition. Some have faced death in their attempts to be a Believer and some have had supportive parents, friends and families.
Each person's struggle is unique and quite note worthy. Whatever it is, believe me when I say that Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala knows us best and He will reward or punish us accordingly.
Be sincere to ourselves and learn to accept the truth that There is No God but Allah and Muhammad is the Last Messenger of Allah.
Be a Muslim. I will teach you how. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org as to how to go about it.
May Peace, Mercy and the Blessings of Allah be upon us all. Ameen.
Alhamdulillah! We made it safely back to our residence here in KL late this evening from Kuantan after being there for 4 days starting from Thursday, 19th of December 2007 for the Eidul Adha celebrations at my wife's kampong.
It's been a satisfying trip back to the East Coast after not being able to return home to Kuantan for my relative's funeral a couple of weeks back due to the East Coast Highway being cut off by the recent floods. Some areas in the States of Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan are still flooded according to the news reports.
It was raining on Eidul Adha and the general atmosphere was a bit gloomy in the morning. The skies cleared up at midday and the slaughtering of 3 cows took place at my relatives kampong without a hitch.
I remember a previous Eidul Adha where one of the cows simply died before it could be slaughtered. It was one of the most aggressive bulls amongst the 5 heads of cattle that my family members had purchased. The stress must have been too much for the beast! Heart attack, I suppose.
Well, this time around, everything went smooth like clockwork although there were a few anxious moments when the last bull did a 'rodeo style bucking' on all fours into the air and was very aggressive towards its handlers.
It was overpowered by the kampong cowboys who lassoed the beast down and expertly brought the protesting beast to its knees so to speak.
My brother in law, Hj.Zainal swiftly and efficiently slaughtered the sacrificial animal and I have it all on video.
The file is a bit large and maybe after some splicing into several parts, I might be able to post it online either on You Tube or here using Blogger's own video hosting service for your viewing pleasure.
After the 'Qurban' activities ended, we retired for the day but got to enjoy a sumptuous 'Sup Tulang' with close relatives and invited special guests.
Lots of stories and latest updates were exchanged during the feast. Pretty interesting what good food and company can do to one's catching up on the latest happenings in the family circle and close networks.
Among the highlights of our trip was meeting my wife's grand nephew, Amir Rafiq. This little boy genius is simply one of a kind.
He's just a 'gadget freak'! He can handle all kinds of latest technological gizmos and is a pro at handling the computer! Guess his age?
The little 'boy wonder' is just 3 years old!
He calls me 'Atok Uncle'! Hehehehehehe...how inventive?
Sometimes it just amazes me to see, hear and marvel at this genius of a child who simply can't stay quiet for one second. He's always fiddling with this, tinkering with that.
He handles the latest Nokia handsets like a pro and can just work out the various controls and commands at ease like the seasoned expert that he is!
Talk about child prodigy's. This boy is an excellent candidate. When it comes to my phone, he's a bit upset because 'Atok Uncle's phone is the old school type.
Your basic Nokia mobile phone with no color screen, in built camera's or exciting games.
Hehehehehe...he surely must be thinking to himself what an ancient relic his 'Atok Uncle' is using such a basic phone?
Well, I don't need all those fancy expensive latest gizmo's like those 3G technology phones. I have our Nikon C200 Coolpix Digital cum Videocam at my belt, ready to shoot or record any event that takes place before me, anytime. So, I don't see the need to hurry and change my phone, just yet.
Frankly speaking, bo kow lui ler! Fulus tak cukup aa...Hahahahahaha!
The basic one will do for now, so give 'Atok Uncle' a break aa Amir? Coming Soon..Next Change!
I was just amazed to see him before my relative's computer in the office room, busily typing away and playing a computer game like an old hand.
I immediately rushed upstairs to get my digital camera and record the amazing sight of this 3 year old handling the computer so expertly. He was playing one of those 'sock it to him' videogames on the pc and by the time I returned with my digicam, he was playing something else!
I won't be surprised if Amir turns out to be like one of those IT experts in India or the USA and come up with his own software or other inventions.
His parents were about to leave for their home in Kemaman and his dad, Rafee called out to him to shut down the pc as they were ready to leave.
He then moved the mouse's cursor and started to shutdown all the opened windows one by one and at last shut down the pc as any one of us would.
All that is on another larger video file. I need to split the video into several parts smaller than 100MB in order to upload it to either You Tube or Blogger.
This one here is of him listening to some audio files. Hehehehehe...bijak ...bijak!
Subhanallah! May Allah SWT bless him with His Taufik and Hidayah and bestow upon him and his parents the best of this world and in the hereafter! Amin!
Here's me holding tight to the fella as he starts to go do something else that interests him at Telok Chempedak Beach, Kuantan when I brought him and the others to an impromptu outing day before yesterday.
He was practically running all over the place and enjoyed himself very much! When I helped him make a hill out of the sand, he said 'volcano' and 'hot lava'!
National Geographic fan no doubt!
Will share more later. More updates on other things after this.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
May Peace and Blessings be upon all children of Adam Alaihis Salam.
All praises be to Allah, Lord, Creator, Cherisher, Sustainer of all the Worlds.
Verily by Allah's Will do we live our lives here, each busy with our own affairs and seeking a sustenance of what we need in order to fulfill our taqdeer, our fate.
Not many of us bother to spend some time in contemplating as to who we are and what we shall be or if we will even live on to the next second, next minute, hour, day, week, month, year or years?
In our rush to attain the best of this world, sometimes we tend to forget the next or don't even bother to know about it!
Such is our inclinations. We are so steeped in ignorance by choice and we seldom choose to stop for a second and look back to our origins and realize our current situations and our fated destinies.
In the Holy Qur'an, Almighty Allah, our Creator, Master and Sustainer, reminds us eternally to live by His Code.
He has revealed to us His Supreme Constitution for us as to how to live our lives and what we need to watch out for?
Yet, so many of us are so bloody stubborn. So many of us are engrossed with our hatred. Our hatred for our fellow man. Our hatred for those who are different from us.
Our hatred born out of our failure to comprehend and to understand that when compared with the lives of so many billions of our forefathers who lived before us, our very present existence is so minuscule and seen from a different perspective, comes to mean nothing much when looked at in the Grand Design of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.
There are millions of us who love nothing much but to see our enemies suffer. We hate some folks without due cause nor any actual enmity between us.
Hatred by choice. Selective hating. Sometimes the very object of our hatred doesn't have a clue about us yet here we are hating them for nothing.
Only thing we get out of this unnecessary hatred is additional stress, mental pressure and most probably will culminate with a massive heart attack very soon, ending our temporal lifespan here on Earth.
Lately, Malaysians have been hating their fellow citizens for wanting to sink the ship so to speak!
Malaysians have been caught in a vicious hate trap because some folks amongst us saw fit to take to the streets and to rock the boat called Malaysia.
Parties amongst the population chose to protest and engage in an uprising of sorts against the status quo. Their cause de celebre was the matter of racial and religious marginalization.
Pent up dissatisfactions explodiated on the streets of our nation's capital of Kuala Lumpur and rocked the nation to it's roots, metaphorically speaking.
In the midst of these chosen avenue of popular uprising, many Malaysians unwittingly ended up being targets of scorn and malice.
Persons after persons ended up receiving uncalled for venom and lambasted for no rhyme or reason save that they are the public figures calling the shots and decision makers.
Blogs and alternative website portals became a thriving ground for these venting of frustrations and sort of a cesspool of human spite.
What good comes out of such dementia? Not that much, I am afraid.
Some folks say that it is good to let off steam every now and then in order to remain sane.
Well, if it is so, then every sick idiot who has a psychological problem would use that excuse or alibi to go around insulting and offending people as they please, using that as a disclaimer.
None does something without knowing deep down in one's mindset as to the gravity of the chosen deed, whether expressed or kept within. Selective choice, I say.
I don't subscribe to such attempts at evading the taking of responsibilities over one's words or expressions.
Putting on a charade of dementia when actually one knows very well as to the implications of one's actions, no matter what act one tries to put up!
The haters amongst us do so with full knowledge as to the course of their actions. The choice of words. The loaded meanings of such words and the intention to cause grievous hurt and harm to their intended victims. No excuses or claims of ignorance must be accepted.
Yet we all know that our courts have never been as firm or as strict as our fellow neighbors and Malaysian judicial system has always proved itself to be the most negotiable judiciary this part of the world.
So, the 31 HINDRAF supporters or as what the defense team puts it as being in the 'wrong place at the wrong time' get to escape prosecution this time around and the BN Government comes across as being so bloody nice by getting the AG to drop all charges on the 5 students and reduced charges on the remaining 26 accused.
Do I smell 'election gimmicks' in the air?
One can't expect things to change so dramatically overnight and have the AG suddenly develop a change of heart after the MIC President meets the PM and asks for reduced and amended charges upon all the 31 fellas?
Could be! Malaysia is known to have all kinds of cock and bull stories taking place lately and this sudden turn of events doesn't really surprise me that much.
Anyway, I wish all 31 HINDRAF supporters a happy awakening of how things can be and why they really need to weigh all the consequences of future rally participations as to whether it is worth their time and effort?
As for the 5 HINDRAF leaders taking a forced siesta at Kamunting courtesy of the Internal Security Minister cum Prime Minister and CEO of Malaysia Incorporated, they should use this break from their rally holding activities to ponder as to whether they were right or grossly wrong in their approach and usage of the wrong terminology to express their causes?
No one's denying that the Indian grassroots are really suffering from lack of proper leadership and attention from their elected representatives especially from the leadership of the Malaysian Indian Congress @ MIC.
There's no use to beat around the bush anymore. No amount of chest thumping by Samy Vellu and his top leaders is going to sweep away the real problems affecting the bulk of the Malaysian Indians who have been getting the short end of the stick all these years.
We have to admit that the nation does practice marginalization openly but the blame can't just be heaped upon UMNO all at once and just them?
What have the MIC top, middle and branch leadership done to solve their grassroot Indian community's problems?
No use in pinpointing this fella, that fella, this leader, that leader anymore!
Let the recent uprising be a real wake up call to the Malaysian Indian Congress who need to really do what they have been elected and appointed to do!
I am sure that the BN Government has allocated certain portions of the Budget to each Malaysian Community through their elected representatives.
UMNO naturally has been allocated their budget to take care of the Malays, MCA the Chinese and MIC, the Indians.
All the BN coalition parties have their allocated budgets and so do the elected Opposition parties.
From what I learned before, the Opposition MP's and State Assemblemen and women face a firewall in getting the allocation for their constituencies through the respective government departments or agencies.
Project funds requisition forms and files have a nasty habit of getting lost in transition or end up missing like David Copperfield's magic tricks. This is what I heard happening to Opposition MP's projects and plans for their constituencies.
Would really appreciate if any Opposition MP's or Assemblymen or women could share with us their views as to whether this is really the case ?
Now turning my attention to the subject of racial enmity between us. HINDRAF sort of opened a Pandora's Box when they unleashed their agenda to remove Malay supremacy and opened the floodgates of racist venom to spew forth through the numerous websites, blogs and open forums.
It's like open season for HINDRAF supporters and sympathizers to vent their long held contempt for their fellow Malaysians especially the Malays and particularly, those of us who are Indian Muslims.
Tamil Hindus hate Indian Muslims with a vengeance. I will write a special article later on this.
This enmity boils within the hearts and minds of those who have nothing but hatred within their veins. It goes back to the times when Muslims ruled over India for centuries.
The current change of fortunes for Muslims in India is the result of the Indian Muslims kingdoms that fell into ruin when they failed to stem the collapse of the Muslim Kingdoms as a result of the rulers neglect over their subjects and governments.
The Hindus of Malaysia are pissed off to see Indian Muslims making it up the rungs of governmental leadership and the emergence of so many Indian Muslims as BN Government Ministers and top civil servants under the ticket of UMNO.
Their grievances being that the Indian Muslims could merge into UMNO solely for being fellow Muslims with their Malay brethren.
It clouds their judgment and removes compassion and rational thought from their craniums.
Really a pity for in reality, most of these haters aren't exactly the types you'd see piss drunk and blabbering insults and obscenities at practically anyone and anything within their sight or presence.
I know that there are many educated Hindus around especially online for dimwits wouldn't know how to handle a computer or go into web logs or forums.
Belief is a very personal thing and at times it can make or break an individual.
All my life, I have come to appreciate the plethora of Malaysian ethnic, social, cultural and religious diversities that is present here in our motherland.
I seldom have to wake up to the reality that for all the multicultural outlook that I hold and practice in my life without fail, there's always bound to be someone who's not going to look at things in the same perspective as I and those who think like me and choose to be petty and racist in the vilest form possible.
What can I or anyone do for such folks? Nothing.
I prefer not to wrestle with the swine so to speak and let such uncouth vermin be as they choose to be.
It's they who seethe and rage for nothing whilst those of us true blue Malaysians lose no sleep over such distant murmurs especially from anonymous cowards who rant and rampage through blogs and hate sites.
Yes, hate sites! A new term I coined looking at the amount of vitriol and abuse that permeates such web blogs and web sites. Hate sites. You know them by looking at their contents.
I choose to engage and reply to only comments that are reasonable and respectful of observing the proper etiquettes of decent dialogue with anyone, no matter who or what they are?
As for those haters, let them waste their lives away. No point in trying to talk sense into someone who's full of crap and refuse to listen or learn to reason.
Malaysians ought to learn to appreciate what we have and learn not to dwell on petty differences which aren't a matter that could mean the difference between life or death to us.
At the end of the day for folks like me who don't give a shit about government subsidies, this and that, it makes no difference at all!
I earn my own living no matter if it's the BN running the country or PAS and the Opposition.
Only thing I care most is my faith and my fellow adherents. Period.
Others may want to zoom in on this and that but to me I prefer to look at all these developments from a wider perspective and from a view that encompasses all aspects of living my life as a fellow Malaysian citizen.
To HINDRAF folks, learn from this experience and go about your struggles in a more rational, responsible way.
Asking for help from the Brits is akin to committing treachery and those chaps who are said to be legal eagles should know better for the wrong approach to solve their issues will only see their feathers plucked and stored indefinitely by the big boys.
That's it for now. Will be following up on the Hindu - Indian Muslim cold wars soon.
Let's see what Malaysiakini has in it's updates. HINDRAF sure is the main topic there.
If there's anything the fellas could be proud of from their rally is the constant headlines their cause seems to generate in all forms of media, be it from the mainstream ones or from the alternatives.
Interest in Tamil related issues also seems to have risen, thanks to their efforts.
All the best to you folks . Just go about it in a better, more acceptable way. Cheers.
Err..by the way, stop all those labellings of racist, terrorist and fascist. It can backfire too!
We sure wouldn't want to see that happen now, would we?
Rest easy Malaysians. We don't need to sink our ship yet! Keep Malaysia afloat and full steam ahead!
Malaysians Boleh! Hidup dalam aman. Betul tak?