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Friday, November 27, 2009

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

"Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Walillahil Hamd!"

Alhamdulillah!

Saya dapat menunaikan kewajipan berkorban tahun ini di kampong isteri saya di Kuantan, Pahang Darul Makmur.

Memang lain suasana berkorban dikampong berbanding dibandar.

Dengan kemudahan berkorban lembu di tanah sendiri beserta ahli keluarga dan sanak saudara.

Tak payah nak pening kepala meminta izin tuantanah sebab dah memang tanah keluarga.

Susah hendak berkorban dibandar. Hanya ditanah milik masjid sahaja boleh nak berkorban ini. Itupun hanya sesetengah masjid sahaja. Kat Kuantan ni memang meriah. Setiap tahun kami berkorban dikampong. Tak sama suasana berkorban ditempat lain.

Kepada sekelian umat Islam, saya sekeluarga mengucapkan 'Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Adha!'

Semoga pengorbanan kita diterima Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.

Berkorban ini adalah simbol kecintaan kita kepada Allah Azza Wa Jalla yang memerintahkan Nabi Allah Ibrahim Alaihis Salam mengorbankan putera sulung kesayangan baginda, Nabi Allah Ismail Alaihis Salam.

Kita berkorban kasih sayang, harta benda, penat lelah dan kekadang kebahagiaan kita sendiri untuk anak anak dan kaum keluarga.

Ada yang mengenang budi dan pengorbanan kita sementara kita masih sedang hidup didunia ini. Kekadang ada juga yang tak sedar diri di untung dan tidak mengambil perhatian akan pengorbanan seseorang itu.

Biarlah! Insya Allah akan sampai satu detik dan ketika dimana pengorbanan kita itu akan disedari oleh mereka. Kita berbudi tidak mengharapkan pembalasan. Ikhlas fisabilillah!

Semoga di hari Raya Aidil Adha ini, kita berkorban dengan ikhlas demi menyahut seruan Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala. Insya Allah di Yaum al Mahsyar nanti, kita kan diberi kemudahan yang dijanjikan Ar Rahman Ar Rahim, Sang Maha Pencipta kita sekelian.

Amin.

"Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Walillahil Hamd!"

Wassalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

The blasphemy of allowing Kaffirs to address their deities as Allah!





















Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

Dear Brothers and Sisters, respected readers and fellow bloggers.

I am referring to the subject matter of Kaffirs who wish to call their deities as 'Allah'!

This has been an issue of contention between the Christian Catholic Church here in Malaysia and our Islamic Development Department of Malaysia ~ JAKIM and also The Home Ministry.

The Catholic Church of Malaysia has even gone to the extent of suing the Malaysian Government for disallowing them to use the word or term of 'Allah' to be used as the name of their deity or object of worship in their weekly church publication, The Herald Magazine.

We read that the majority of Malaysian Catholics are not happy with the banning of using the word 'Allah' in their publications.

I read an article attributed to Dr. Muhd Nur Manuty, Chairman of the Religious Understanding Bureau, of Parti KeADILan Rakyat, dated 22nd November, 2009 that has been published by a blogger friend of mine, here.

I followed the link and saw that the article is actually written and published by Dr. Mohd Nur Manuty, a former ABIM President.

His points of view may please the Christians and other Kaffirs but I think that it is important that we look at it in depth and try to understand what the Quran really has to say about the matter?

To those who are quick to swallow such a statement that someone from amongst the Muslim community who comes forth and says it's not only okay but absolutely quite positive to have Non Muslims address their deities as Allah, I would strongly advice that they also need to look at the issue from the true Islamic perspective.

To the average person, the Quranic verse from Surah Az Zumar Chapter 39 Verse 38 and the other from Surah Al Imran Chapter 3 Verse 64 that Dr.Manuty quoted might come across as giving the Christians or any other Kaffirs the right to call upon their deities as Allah but to me, I would advice my fellow Muslims and also concerned Christians to ponder upon what the other following verses of the Surah Al Imran truly has to convey?

38. Wala-in saaltahum man khalaqa alssamawati waal-arda layaqoolunna Allahu qul afaraaytum ma tadAAoona min dooni Allahi in aradaniya Allahu bidurrin hal hunna kashifatu durrihi aw aradanee birahmatin hal hunna mumsikatu rahmatihi qul hasbiya Allahu AAalayhi yatawakkalu almutawakkiloona

38. If indeed thou ask them who it is that created the heavens and the earth, they would be sure to say, "(Allah)". Say: "See ye then? The things that ye invoke besides Allah,- can they, if Allah wills some Penalty for me, remove His Penalty?- Or if He wills some Grace for me, can they keep back his Grace?" Say: "Sufficient is Allah for me! In Him trust those who put their trust."

Surah Az Zumar, Chapter 39 Verse 38, Holy Al Quran Al Karim.

Sūra 3: Āl-i-’Imrān, or the Family of ’Imrān

Section 7 (64-71)


64. Qul ya ahla alkitabi taAAalaw ila kalimatin sawa-in baynana wabaynakum alla naAAbuda illa Allaha wala nushrika bihi shay-an wala yattakhitha baAAduna baAAdan arbaban min dooni Allahi fa-in tawallaw faqooloo ishhadoo bi-anna muslimoona

64. Say: "O People of the Book! Come to common terms as between us and you: That we worship none but Allah. That we associate no partners with Him; that we erect not, from among ourselves, Lords and patrons other than Allah." If then they turn back, say ye: "Bear witness that we (at least) are Muslims (bowing to Allah's Will).


65. Ya ahla alkitabi lima tuhajjoona fee ibraheema wama onzilati alttawratu waal-injeelu illa min baAAdihi afala taAAqiloona

65. Ye People of the Book! Why dispute ye about Abraham, when the Law and the Gospel Were not revealed Till after him? Have ye no understanding?


66. Ha antum haola-i hajajtum feema lakum bihi AAilmun falima tuhajjoona feema laysa lakum bihi AAilmun waAllahu yaAAlamu waantum la taAAlamoona

66. Ah! Ye are those who fell to disputing (Even) in matters of which ye had some knowledge! but why dispute ye in matters of which ye have no knowledge? It is Allah Who knows, and ye who know not!


67. Ma kana ibraheemu yahoodiyyan wala nasraniyyan walakin kana haneefan musliman wama kana mina almushrikeena

67. Abraham was not a Jew nor yet a Christian; but he was true in Faith, and bowed his will to Allah's (Which is Islam), and he joined not gods with Allah.


68. Inna awla alnnasi bi-ibraheema lallatheena ittabaAAoohu wahatha alnnabiyyu waallatheena amanoo waAllahu waliyyu almu/mineena

68. Without doubt, among men, the nearest of kin to Abraham, are those who follow him, as are also this Messenger and those who believe: And Allah is the Protector of those who have faith.


69. Waddat ta-ifatun min ahli alkitabi law yudilloonakum wama yudilloona illa anfusahum wama yashAAuroona

69. It is the wish of a section of the People of the Book to lead you astray. But they shall lead astray (Not you), but themselves, and they do not perceive!


70. Ya ahla alkitabi lima takfuroona bi-ayati Allahi waantum tashhadoona

70. Ye People of the Book! Why reject ye the Signs of Allah, of which ye are (Yourselves) witnesses?


71. Ya ahla alkitabi lima talbisoona alhaqqa bialbatili wataktumoona alhaqqa waantum taAAlamoona

71. Ye People of the Book! Why do ye clothe Truth with falsehood, and conceal the Truth, while ye have knowledge?

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Dear Brothers and Sisters,

In discussing this matter, it is important that those of us, who are capable of rational thought and reasoning, be crystal clear as to the subject of faith in Almighty Allah and that of His Creation which those who are Kaffirs have faith in as their god or deities?

In Surah Az Zumar, Chapter 39 Verse 38, Almighty Allah says : "If indeed thou ask them who it is that created the heavens and the earth, they would be sure to say, "(Allah)". Say: "See ye then? The things that ye invoke besides Allah,- can they, if Allah wills some Penalty for me, remove His Penalty?- Or if He wills some Grace for me, can they keep back his Grace?" Say: "Sufficient is Allah for me! In Him trust those who put their trust."

If we who are Muslims ~ Believers in Allah ask the Kaffirs @ Disbelievers in Allah as to who it is that has created the heavens and the earth, the Kaffirs would be sure to answer 'Allah'.

This is what Almighty Allah says.

Yet those who deny Him being Almighty God of us all will not accept Him being the Almighty and Supreme Creator of us all.

So comes the question as to which 'Allah' are they asking to be allowed to address as their god or deity?

I would like to ask the Muslim reading this?

Is there any other supreme being whom we can call as Allah?

Preposterous, isn't it?

Surely, there is none save for Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala!

Any Muslim who comes up with saying that it is allowed by Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala Himself for the Kaffirs to address whatever it is that they submit themselves to as 'Allah' are only misleading themselves and those misguided fellow members of the human kind.

"The things that ye invoke besides Allah,- can they, if Allah wills some Penalty for me, remove His Penalty?- Or if He wills some Grace for me, can they keep back his Grace?"

Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala clearly points out that 'The things' that the Kaffirs invoke besides Allah!

Now, to those who can understand what it is that Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala is saying, must come to acknowledge that 'the things' that the Kaffirs are calling upon do not have the right to be addressed as Himself.

Crystal clear prohibition there.

How can we who are Muslims allow the Kaffirs to go ahead and address their deities or idols as 'Allah' when Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala condemns those who worship His Creation or any other deity instead?

It is the duty of Muslims to help guide our fellow Children of Adam Alaihis Salam to the truth and assist them in coming to terms of realizing that there is none other worthy of worship than Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.

To allow our fellow humans to continue believing in something other than Allah and then to go ahead and declare that it is okay for them to call upon the things that they submit themselves to as 'Allah' is tantamount to assisting them in their disbelief and acts of Kufr towards Ar Rahman!

As a Muslim, we are enjoined by Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala to :

125. OdAAu ila sabeeli rabbika bialhikmati waalmawAAithati alhasanati wajadilhum biallatee hiya ahsanu inna rabbaka huwa aAAlamu biman dalla AAan sabeelihi wahuwa aAAlamu bialmuhtadeena

125. Invite (all) to the Way of thy Lord (Al Islam) with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious: for thy Lord knoweth best, who have strayed from His Path, and who receive guidance.

Surah An Nahl Chapter 16 Verse 125, Holy Al Quran Al Karim.

How can we be content with allowing our fellow Children of Adam to carry on with their disbelief and go on misleading themselves into calling other things as 'Allah'?

Surely, we will be guilty of compliance with such Disbelief and taken to task later in the Yaum al Mahsyar for not doing our duty of calling all mankind to Allah's Way?

Those of us who do not help our brothers and sisters who have yet to come and learn about Allah Azza Wa Jalla will stand guilty of neglecting our roles as the Da'ee's and Da'eeyah's of Ar Rahman!

We who declare ourselves to be the Ummah of Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam should not fool ourselves that we have done our part by just letting our fellow mankind who have yet to see the light of Al Islam go ahead and continue in their disbelief towards Allah, by allowing them to call upon other makhluk @ creation as 'Allah'.

Can you understand what I am trying to share here?

To me, there is nothing to be considered as being positive when we who are Muslims know for sure that our misguided fellow Children of Adam are deluding themselves with believing in something that is not Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala as we have come to believe in Him.

Misguidance can never come to be accepted as something positive.

How can we who are Muslims allow our fellow beings to call upon something that is not Ar Rahman as 'Allah' and contend ourselves that it is good and positive?

What have we done to share the true teachings of Islam with them?

We tend to dwell that we have done our part in Dakwah Al Islamiyyah when in actuality, we have done zilch.

We beguile ourselves that we have carried out Islamic Information efforts when the reality is that a majority of our fellow citizens do not truly understand what Islam is all about?

We come up with such statements saying that it's okay for Kaffirs to go ahead and address their deities and gods as Allah when they do not believe in Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala as we do?

I say that it isn't fair for us to allow our fellow mankind to worship something else and call that something as Allah when it simply isn't so!

Please do your part in sharing the truth about Allah the Almighty and use your God given intelligence to explain about what we Muslims have come to accept and learn about Him.

Insya Allah, then we may see some of our fellow citizens here come to realize the difference between the thing that they wish to address as 'Allah' and as to who truly is our Lord and Master?

I would like to share with you a video that I took of the Director General of the Islamic Development Department of Malaysia where Dato' Hj Wan Mohd bin Dato' Sheikh Abdul Aziz explained to the media as to what the Islamic point of view with regard to the subject matter of the term ' Allah' being misused to call other entities as 'Allah'?


Try and understand what the Director General of JAKIM is saying here?

May Allah bless and guide us all.

Ameen.

Wabillahi Taufik Wal Hidayah.

Wassalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Ta'ala Wabarakatuh.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

'The Hyena is out' by Ong Eu Soon, Penang

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

Dear fellow Penangites and concerned fellow Malaysians.

I received a comment today from a fellow blogger who is also a Penangite from Nibong Tebal, Mr.Ong Eu Soon who asks me whether I would be willing to join him in a movement to check the current DAP Penang State Government from robbing the Penangites from access to the foreshores of our beloved home island?

Naturally, being concerned very much with the way things are going on in Penang not any different from the way Koh Tsu Koon screwed us all by mismanaging our home island, I am all for Mr.Ong Eu Soon's crusade against mismanagement of Penang, no matter who the hell is ruining our home state?

It makes no difference whether it is the present DAP or the former GERAKAN party's who are robbing the islanders blind!

I wrote my concerns before here about the land conversions fiasco and now Mr.Ong Eu Soon, my fellow Penangite is raising the alarm!

The following excerpt is the actual news report from the Sun2Surf online news that exposes the current DAP State Government's daylight robbery of the Penang Islanders of their right of access to the foreshores which after land reclamation projects are turned into private lands and barred from the public!

The Penang State Government must not in any way rob the people of Penang their rightful access to the foreshores of the island. You are there as a public servant, not to lord it over us!

Prove to us that you are better than the previous government by upholding justice and not make a mockery of it!

So much for your 'Amar Makruf Nahi Mungkar' sloganeering!

Looks like that's all that the Pakatan Rakyat are good at?

Plain empty rhetoric but in actuality the Same Old Shit that the others dish out without fail to fool the people!

NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS :: Local News
No more foreshore, says Guan Eng
Himanshu Bhatt

GEORGE TOWN (Oct 14, 2008) :
The definition of foreshore and a clause under the National Land Code 1965 (NLC) that prevents such land from being made freehold has come into contention, with the Penang government saying coastal lands that are reclaimed can be converted to freehold status.


Lim Guan Eng

The reason: after reclamation, there is no more seabed and foreshore, and therefore it is within the state’s right to give private individuals freehold status for such areas.

"If a particular area is reclaimed, the foreshore and seabed cease to exist factually, physically and legally," Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng told a press conference today, accompanied by legal advisers.

The statement was prepared by Penang Development Corporations (PDC). With him were PDC general manager Datuk Rosli Jaffar, PDC legal adviser Zainun Abd Rahman and consultant Mureli Navaratnam.

"Therefore, the argument that foreshore and seabed will always exist, regardless of reclamation or otherwise, cannot hold water. In our view, the foreshore/seabed cease to exist upon reclamation."

Under the NLC, foreshore is defined as "all land lying between the shoreline and the low-water mark of ordinary spring tides".

Lim was responding to a report in theSun on Oct 8 which pointed out that the NLC prevents the authorities from disposing of alienated coastal land as freehold. Section 76 of the code stipulates that a state authority cannot dispose of "any part of the foreshore or sea-bed for a period exceeding ninety-nine years."

The report followed questions raised about the conversion of the Queensbay land area, which is reclaimed land, to freehold.

"We are of the opinion that the conversion of the leasehold status of the reclaimed land to freehold was done in accordance with the NLC," said Lim.

"Since the foreshore and seabed ceased to be of existence upon reclamation of the land, there is no issue of the foreshore and sea bed being converted into freehold status."

However, Batu Uban assemblyman S. Raveentharan, a practising lawyer whose constituency is seeing reclamation, expressed concern what would happen if all coastlines in Penang were to be reclaimed and placed under private hands.

He said it was important for the state to clarify how it intended to protect the foreshores. "If all the land along our coast is taken away, what would happen to the foreshore in Penang island and the mainland?" he asked

Raveen asked if future generations of Penangites would be able to enjoy beachfronts if the coastal areas became locked by reclaimed lands under freehold tenures.

Other lawyers who were consulted expressed concern that the removal of foreshore status may be used as an excuse to circumvent the NLC’s intention to protect such lands in the first place.

"The purpose of the proviso is to protect the coastal land by keeping it in permanent public ownership through the state," one lawyer said.

"When a party gains freehold tenure of such land, it prevents the public and the state from having it back, except by paying for it at market price."
















Any rational seeing person will know that the area marked red is foreshore!

Do we have an ignorant CM here who does not know the difference between mainland or foreshore? Go study!!!

I wonder if Anil Netto another concerned Penangite blogger is aware of this?

Chanlilian too?

Read what Mr.Ong Eu Soon has to say :

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Since the last election, our political landscape has changed beyond recognition. Many have openly adopted partisan stand on issues affecting the people on their zealous quest to defend the Pakatan state governments whenever there is a criticism.

The Penang state government under the leadership of Lim Guan Eng surprised a lot of those who voted for change by pursuing the policies and projects of Koh Tzu Koon with a zeal beyond the imagination of Penangites.

Lim Guan Eng has willingly without bribery or corruption fast tracked all the projects he inherited from Koh Tsu Koon's admistration.

When pressed on the Queensbay land conversion controversy, Lim Guan Eng blamed Koh Tsu Koon for the decision.

Lim Guan Eng said he does not quite agree with the decision, but he has to comply.

Lim Guan Eng continued to defend the decision of Koh Tsu Koon.

The Chief Minister said that state legal advisers informed him that the land was not bound by a crucial proviso in the National Land Code (NLC) 1965 which forbade foreshore land from being converted to freehold.

He said the land had been gazetted as state land – and not considered foreshore – by the previous state administration.
Crucial clause overlooked Guan Eng missed proviso when defending land conversion Himanshu Bhatt(Sun)

GEORGE TOWN (Oct 8, 2008) : Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng had defended the controversial conversion of land housing the Queensbay project, reportedly worth RM3 billion to freehold, at the Penang state assembly in July, but had overlooked a vital clause in the National Land Code (NLC) 1965.

It is learnt that Lim (who is currently away in the United Arab Emirates on an investment mission) had in a written reply reasoned that the NLC allowed the state to convert the land from leasehold to freehold.

He made the reply to a question from Batu Uban assemblyman S Raveentharan who asked how reclaimed coastal land had been made freehold in Batu Uban and Pantai Jerjak?

In his reply, however, Lim missed a crucial proviso in the NLC. He reasoned that the freehold status was given as an effort to revive the project after it was left unfinished.

(The project had been stalled as the original developer Eternal Resources Sdn Bhd was affected by the economic crisis of the late 1990s.)

Lim referred to section 76(aa)(iii) of the NLC which says land could be converted “where the State Authority is satisfied that there are special circumstances which render it appropriate to do so”.

It is now learnt that Lim was sent a letter by a senior conveyance lawyer in Aug, expressing concerns about his plan to convert residential leasehold land, including areas that had been reclaimed from the sea, to freehold.

In her letter, lawyer Agatha Foo pointed out a proviso in section 76 of the NLC, which Lim had overlooked in his assembly reply.

Foo noted that the proviso expressly prohibits the state from disposing of “any part of the foreshore or sea-bed for a period exceeding ninety-nine years”.

The proviso had been inserted when section 76 was amended in Parliament in 1985.

“Consequentially, the said proviso would also prohibit the state from re-alienating or converting any part of the reclaimed foreshore or sea-bed to freehold land.” “Any subsequent attempt by the state to re-alienate or convert any part of the foreshore or sea-bed to freehold, notwithstanding that the foreshore or sea-bed have now been reclaimed, would tantamount to a circumvention of the prohibition in section 76 and hence be ultra vires the NLC.

When contacted, land commentator Prof Salleh Buang, who is currently a visiting professor at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), said the NLC was very clear that the lease for state foreshore land cannot exceed 99 years.

“The law says it very clearly. It is on record that you cannot make such land freehold,” he said. He stressed that the state should be careful to ensure public access remains in foreshore areas.

“If you allow seafront to be freehold, what would happen to open public access to the area?” he asked.

In the press report, lawyer Agatha Foo pointed out a proviso in section 76 of the NLC, which Lim had overlooked in his assembly reply. Foo noted that the proviso expressly prohibits the state from disposing of “any part of the foreshore or sea-bed for a period exceeding ninety-nine years”. The proviso had been inserted when section 76 was amended in Parliament in 1985. “Consequentially, the said proviso would also prohibit the state from re-alienating or converting any part of the reclaimed foreshore or sea-bed to freehold land.” “Any subsequent attempt by the state to re-alienate or convert any part of the foreshore or sea-bed to freehold, notwithstanding that the foreshore or sea-bed have now been reclaimed, would tantamount to a circumvention of the prohibition in section 76 and hence be ultra vires the NLC.

A lot of critics were puzzled by the fact how can the Chief Minister miss a crucial proviso in the National Land Code?

The truth is now being revealed!

The Chief Minister has since wanted to convert a 1.4ha seafront site, adjacent to the 124-year-old Eastern and Oriental (E&O) Hotel along Lebuh Farquhar, from leasehold to freehold on his free will.
The heritage enclave of George Town in Penang may see a waterfront development soon.

It is learnt that YTL Corp Bhd will embark on a project, through joint-venture company PDC Heritage Hotel Sdn Bhd, to build luxurious condominiums and an eatery on a 1.4ha seafront site adjacent to the 124-year-old Eastern and Oriental (E&O) Hotel along Lebuh Farqhuar.

PDC Heritage was set up about a decade ago, with YTL Corp holding 51 per cent stake and Penang Development Corp (PDC) the remaining 49 per cent.It is not known if PDC has since divested its interest in the joint-venture company.

According to sources, the project will feature six blocks of high-end condominiums.

A double-storey building housing food and beverage outlets will also be built on the site where two dilapidated heritage structures are currently standing.

However, the development value of the proposed project is not known.Local authorities gave PDC Heritage approval in June this year to convert its prime seafront land from leasehold to freehold status.

The land, bordered by the E&O Hotel and St Xavier’s Institution, was originally state-owned and had nine pre-war buildings.

In 1996, the land on which sat government staff quarters, the former Public Works Department district engineering office, watchman’s quarters and a garage, was alienated to PDC.

In 1998, PDC came under fire from heritage activitists when it demolished the 80-year-old buildings without local council approval to make way for a five-star hotel, which was to be developed by PDC Heritage Hotel.

YTL Corp group managing director Tan Sri Francis Yeoh could not be reached for comment.

By Business Times (by Marina Emmanuel)

Does Lim Guan Eng have something to hide from Penangites when he defended Koh Tsu Koon's decision on the Queensbay land conversion controversy?

Did Lim Guan Eng learn anything from the Queensbay land conversion controversy?

Lim Guan Eng has no excuse to pledge ignorance on the proviso.

Why Lim Guan Eng opted to flout the National Land Code proviso by converting the 1.4ha seafront site adjacent to the 124-year-old Eastern and Oriental (E&O) Hotel from leasehold to freehold?

The PDC heritage project is within the heritage enclave which means it must comply to the height requirement of not taller than 18 metres.

Without the conversion from leasehold to freehold, the project will not have sufficient commercial value to sustain.

Does Lim Guan Eng want to mislead us again that the prime seafront land which is a state land can not be considered as a foreshore land?

I am calling all concerned Penangites to stand out and voice their concern over the conversion of reclamation land from leasehold to freehold.

We want a state government that abide by the law and not to find any loophole to circumvent any proviso of the National Land Code when dealing with state land.

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Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

Saudara saudari peminat seni warisan Melayu setanahair.

Ini peluang baik bagi kita menikmati persembahan teater bangsawan Melayu. Percuma pulak tu! Hehehehe...

Para pelakon hebat tanahair seperti Datuk Jalaludin Hassan, Kuswadinata dan lain lain akan menjayakan teater ini.

Ini peta lokasi MATIC.

Jumpa anda disana.

Insya Allah.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Malaysian Domestic Maids Abuse ~ Enforce periodical checks to curb it!

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

Malaysia has been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately. Domestic maids abused and now even murdered!








Picture of the murdered Indonesian maid, 36 year old Mantik Hani from Surabaya.


I am referring to the heartbreaking news reports of how some domestic maids here in Malaysia often fall victim to their sadistic, brutal, heartless employers!

We have grown up watching P.Ramlee movies where maids have been featured quite prominently in some of those films where they do play a pivotal role in the life's of most families who can afford them.

Do you remember the role of Ani Jasmin in many of P.Ramlee's classic films?

She always played the role of a maid in most of his films and the viewers enjoyed the comedy that accompanied her roles. The maid was seen as an important member in the family.

All that niceties about the role of domestic maids featured so prominently in such films of yesteryear's have sadly disappeared from the scene and replaced by the heartwrenching stories of maids being so brutally tortured and now even murdered at the hands of their employers who can only be described as brutish devils and satans from hell!!!






















Yim Pek Ha (above) got in the news infamously for brutalizing her Indonesian maid Nirmala Bonat to such a stage of cruelty that many hearts bled and eyes weeped upon seeing the tremendous suffering and pain inflicted upon the poor maid by the smiling beast above!














From a picture of a smiling happy maid (above), Nirmala Bonat eventually was tortured to such a degree that the poor woman is now the symbol of domestic maid abuse here in Malaysia and probably throughout the whole region of South East Asia if not the world?


Her abusive employer was sentenced to a jail term of 18 years only! Not at all a fair sentence given the extreme physical abuse and mental torture meted out by Yim Pek Ha the beast upon poor Nirmala!

That she demon ought to be put to hard labor during her imprisonment and not considered for parole throughout her sentence.





















After Nirmala Bonat's shocking abuse case, we learned of another equally devastating case of another Indonesian domestic maid by the name of Siti Hajar (pictured above) who was also brutally tortured and abused by her employer.

Again at the hands of another female Malaysian employer!





Click on the news report above to read it clearer.

What the hell is wrong with some of our fellow citizens?

What has triggered them into becoming such heartless, brutal demons devoid of human compassion and mercy towards their servants and domestic help?

What makes these devils in human form resort to such brutality to appease their overly inflated egos and turn into maniacal beasts who maim, hurt and torture the very persons who served them throughout the day and nights?

I suggest that any employer here in Malaysia who wants to hire a maid or maids to undergo psychiatric evaluations and go through a police screening in order to detect in advance any sickos who will eventually turn abusive and harm such domestic maids in the future?

Do you remember how in the olden days, mothers were visited by the government hospital and clinic nurses to check on the condition of newborn babies and their mothers?

Can we have something similar carried out by representatives of the Human Resources Ministry or enact a law making it compulsory for employers to bring their maids to the local government clinics for monthly checkups to ascertain their general health and safety?

These measures might be one of the many ways that we can try impose on employers so they know that if they ever try and abuse their maids , they will eventually be found out and taken action against!

When brought to trial and charged with their offenses, deterrent sentences must be meted out to teach these abusive employers as a symbol of our Malaysian justice!

Failing that, I am pretty sure that we will forever be condemned by the whole world as a nation of brutal, heartless employers who torture their domestic help!

Those who have been caught abusing their maids must never be allowed to get off scot free and be taught a very serious lesson. The courts should strictly impose Civil Caning as part of their punishments and not drag their foot as what we see happening now!




























A graphic showing how a Civil Courts Caning is carried out?

It is meant to inflict graphic injury to the buttocks of the criminal taken prisoner! The rattan cane used would be considerably thicker than the one used by the Syariah courts.

We are talking about a cane that is roughly as thick as 13millimeters and soaked in water so that it doesn't easily split when used. The caning motion would be as strongly as one would swing a golf club against the sentenced offender's butt!!!

That would cut the offender's buttocks seriously given the grave offenses that the criminal has perpetrated against his victim or victims!

Under the Civil caning system, women offenders are not sentenced to be caned thus allowing them to escape punishment when they themselves have seriously inflicted grievous bodily harm to their victims or even have committed murder?

Where's the justice in that?

See how Yim Pek Ha brutalized and tortured poor Nirmala Bonat in the evidence above? Justice has not been carried out in her case by sparing the she demon from having a taste of her own cruelty! An eye for an eye!

That's the justice of Islamic Syariah. Retribution!

There is quite a difference between the severity of a Civil Court's caning sentence and that imposed by the Syariah Justice System.

The Syariah system is very much milder and meant to embarrass the offender into repentance.

Just like a schoolteacher caning students who cause mischief. No serious harm will be done to the offender. No scars would be left. Only welts which will subsequently disappear from the back of the offender.

Here's a picture of how a Syariah caning sentence is carried out?























File picture of a syariah caning sentence where the person who is carrying out the sentence must not raise his or her arm to the extent of exposing their armpit when they swing the rattan cane which is to be no bigger than a centimeter in its diameter.


Malaysia is not alone in having such cases of maid abuse.


Here is another tragic case of a Sri Lankan maid abused in the Middle East!

How could those who pontificate as if they are God fearing Muslims do such a thing in those lands which are supposed to be sacred and all holy?

Same case I believe? Demons in disguise!

























Maybe the sadistic employers think they can get away with their abuse on Indonesian maids because most of the Indonesian maids coming here to Malaysia aren't that educated?

Filipino maids are much more better than the Indonesians and Sri Lankans because they are able to stand up for their rights and speak as well as express themselves quite well in English.

See here how such a maid refuses to be a victim of such abusive employers?


Judging from the records so far, is it safe to say that most Malaysian employers who abuse their maids here are non Malays?

We ourselves would not waste a minute working for such arrogant employers as shown by the video above!

The Indonesian maids are mostly submissive; that's why these murderous, sadistic Malaysian employers think that just because they pay someone a few hundred ringgits a month as their salary, they practically own a 'slave'?

I call upon the Human Resources Ministry and all relevant embassies of the domestic maids home countries to impose a monthly safety and health check upon all these maids.

This is to my opinion, a much more better way to monitor the safety and well being of all those maids who have come to serve in this country!

Checks must also be done to ensure that these maids are promptly paid at the end of the month and such payments verified by way of checking their bank account statements by the respective embassies.

Failure to do any of the above will just prolong the abuse and torture of domestic maids in our country, both local or foreign.

Employers who have been found to have abused their maids should be dealt with severely by the justice system, sent to prison, whipped and made to compensate their victims accordingly and forever be banned from employing or hiring any live in maids.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Isu Tauliah ~ Prof Dato Dr Harun Din juga sering menjadi mangsa dilarang berceramah oleh JAIS!

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh!

Saudara saudari Ikhwanul Muslimin na wal Muslimat tercinta.

Saya terkejut melihat laporan blog ini yang mendedahkan bahawa salah seorang tokoh agama terulung negara kita iaitu Yang Berbahagia Tuan Guru Professor Dato' Dr.Harun Din Al Haj, salah seorang ulamak yang saya sendiri amat menghormati dek kerana ketinggian ilmu agama beliau, sering dilarang berceramah agama di surau surau dan masjid masjid didalam negeri Selangor Darul Ehsan oleh pihak JAIS ~ Jabatan Agama Islam Selangor di atas alasan bahawa Professor Dato' Dr Harun Din tidak mempunyai 'tauliah' untuk mengajar agama di negeri ini!

Sesungguhnya hati ini amat sakit sekali membaca berita ini kerana Tuan Guru Professor Dato' Dr.Harun Din adalah satu satunya ulamak didalam negara kita ini yang pada pendapat saya amat sesuai sekali kita lantik menjadi 'Ulul `Amri memerintah Kerajaan Persekutuan Malaysia ini.
























































Sila klik keatas paparan untuk melihat dengan jelas.


Barangsiapa diantara kita umat Islam seMalaysia yang masih siuman dan waras fikirannya sudah tentu berang mengetahui tentang larangan berceramah atau menyampaikan ilmu agama terhadap manusia Muslim sehebat Tuan Guru Professor Dato' Dr.Harun Din!

Lain lah jika hati tuan puan sudah kematu, tidak tahu membezakan diantara dakyah sisayah semasa didalam usaha pihak pihak seperti ini memperkecilkan malah boleh dikatakan menghina usaha para ulamak muktabar seperti Al Fadhil As Syeikh Tuan Guru Professor Dato' Dr.Harun Din Al Haj.

Pernahkah tuan puan saudara saudari Muslimin Muslimat seMalaysia tercinta mengikuti kuliah agama Tuan Guru Dato Dr Harun Din?

Betapa cermat, lengkap, mantap, terperinci dan penuh berhikmah cara beliau menyampaikan ilmu agama Al Islam dari Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala , Tuhan Rabbul Alamin yang Maha Suci !

Inilah dia realiti di Akhirul Zaman ini!

Ulamak muktabar seperti Tuan Guru Professor Dato' Dr. Harun Din Al Haj dilarang dari menyampaikan ajaran ajaran Islam dengan alasan mereka tidak bertauliah dan diberikan tauliah berkenaan kepada puak puak yang kita sendiri tak pernah dengar atau kenal dengan usaha mereka didalam bidang Dakwah al Islamiyyah!

Kalau ada pun, mungkin hanya dikalangan lingkungan kecil dunia kehidupan mereka TIDAK kepada masyarakat umum sepertimana usaha dan pengorbanan ulamak ulamak kita yang kita sayangi seperti diri Tuan Guru Professor Dato' Dr.Harun Din Al Haj!

Entah lah! Memang dah nak Qiyamat agaknya?

Bilamana alim ulamak kita diperlecehkan dan disekat usaha dakwah mereka tetapi puak puak penyemarak budaya hiburan mungkar hedonisma kufur seperti penyanyi penyanyi, pelakon dan pelawak dipuja dan dipuji seantero negara, maka sudah selayaknya kita bersiap sedia menghadapi Yaum al Akhirat kerna ianya sudah disebut sebut didalam sabda Nabi Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam sebagai salah satu tanda tanda ketibaan Qiyamat!

Para aktivis kemungkaran dianugerahkan pangkat kemuliaan dan kedudukan istimewa negara! Mereka diraikan di istana dan mahligai mahligai yang penuh melimpah dengan segala macam kemewahan serta dimahsyurkan didalam ruang lingkup media perdana namun alim ulamak kita yang sebenarnya para pewaris usaha Rasul Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam dihina dengan mengadakan terhadap mereka larangan itu dan ini, diperlecehkan dengan seribu satu sekatan dan alasan remeh temeh, mendakwa mereka tidak bertauliah!!!

Bukankah TAULIAH SEPANJANG MASA untuk menyampaikan ilmu agama Islam sudah diperintahkan keatas kita oleh ALLAH SUBHANAHU WA TA'ALA didalam Ayat ke 125, Surah An Nahl, didalam Kitab Suci Junjungan kita, Al Quranul Karim :
125. OdAAu ila sabeeli rabbika bialhikmati waalmawAAithati alhasanati wajadilhum biallatee hiya ahsanu inna rabbaka huwa aAAlamu biman dalla AAan sabeelihi wahuwa aAAlamu bialmuhtadeena
Serulah ke jalan Tuhanmu (wahai Muhammad) dengan hikmat kebijaksanaan dan nasihat pengajaran yang baik dan berbahaslah dengan mereka (yang engkau serukan itu) dengan cara yang lebih baik; sesungguhnya Tuhanmu Dialah jua yang lebih mengetahui akan orang yang sesat dari jalanNya dan Dialah jua yang lebih mengetahui akan orang-orang yang mendapat hidayat petunjuk.
125. Invite (all) to the Way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious: for thy Lord knoweth best, who have strayed from His Path, and who receive guidance.

~@~


Apakah tauliah ciptaan manusia manusia ini mengatasi Perintah Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala sendiri???



Saya terbitkan artikel ini hanya selepas saya menelefon Al Fadhil Tuan Guru Professor Dato' Dr. Haron Din Al Haj untuk mendapatkan pengesahan beliau mengenai sekatan sekatan ini dan Tuan Guru mengesahkan bahawa beliau sering menjadi mangsa pihak pihak seperti JAIS ini!

Apa agenda sebenar atau yang tersembunyi pihak pihak seperti ini lorat sangat hendak menyekat usaha Dakwah al Islamiyyah tuan tuan guru dan alim ulamak kita?

Cuba tonton sekejap video berikut dimana ketokohan ulamak muktabar seperti Al Fadhil Professor Dato' Dr.Harun Din Al Haj terserlah dengan cara beliau menyampaikan ilmu agama!


Beginilah ragam dunia Akhirul Zaman dimana ulamak dan pendakwah disekat dari menyampaikan ilmu agama dek kerana kepentingan politik pihak tertentu!


Bawa bawalah beringat bahawa bilamana mati nanti akan disoal dek Malaikat Munkar dan Naqir akan apa yang kita perbuat semasa hidup dan apakah kita telah menunaikan tanggungjawab terhadap Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala dan Junjungan Besar Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam!

Prostitution behind the veil ~ When Islamic Principles are abused.

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

Dear brothers and sisters.

Whilst surfing the various blogs today, I came across Ibnu Hasyim's article about the Nikah Mut'aah @ Contractual Marriage which is now forbidden in Islam and not allowed in countries where the Sunnah Wal Jamaah is practiced but still permitted in countries such as Iran and Iraq where the Shiites rule.

Frankly speaking, what caught my eye was Ibnu Hasyim's referring to 'wanita UMNO Iran' where he rightly refers to the erroneous Wanita UMNO Chief Shahrizat Jalil's incorrect manner of wearing her shawl over her head and not the proper hijab that is compulsory upon the believing women of Islam!

Despite being advised clearly by way of open publishing's of articles and calls made via the mass media, these recalcitrant women refuse to heed such advice and continue with their manner of not conforming to the rule of the Hijab.

These include the female members of royalty and those considered to be high society. It's bloody ridiculous for such folk to be said to be 'high society' when in actuality their practice and understanding of true Islamic teachings can be said to be pretty 'low'!

Well, to each their own. We have done our part. It's their choice as to live life as true Muslims or put up a charade, living a hypocritical life and outperform theatrical actors and actresses in the daily grind, here on Earth.

Let us move on to another charade that takes place in the lands which are claimed to be 'Islamic Republic's this and that?

Let us take a look at the rampaging scourge of prostitution that takes place behind the veil in Iran, Iraq and a host of other so called Islamic countries.

This is a series of videos that were made to expose the real situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran where contractual marriage is still being practiced when it has already been forbidden by the Prophet of Allah, Sayyidina Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam for the injustice that is perpetrated upon the women in such temporary marriages which is in actuality a front for prostitution!

The authentic hadith regarding such temporal marriages is :

Sahih Al Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 62, Number 52:

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah and Salama bin Al-Akwa':

While we were in an army, Allah's Apostle came to us and said, "You have been allowed to do the Mut'a (marriage), so do it." Salama bin Al-Akwa' said: Allah's Apostle's said, "If a man and a woman agree (to marry temporarily), their marriage should last for three nights, and if they like to continue, they can do so; and if they want to separate, they can do so." I do not know whether that was only for us or for all the people in general. Abu Abdullah (Al-Bukhari) said: 'Ali made it clear that the Prophet said, "The Mut'a marriage has been cancelled (made unlawful)."

Life for us here in Malaysia is not like what it is in the Middle Eastern countries. We have yet to reach that stage of life where most people have to sacrifice themselves and their honor in order to be able to eat their next meal.

There are isolated cases every now and then that are reported about and published in the media but generally, our country is still fortunate not to suffer widespread poverty and extreme hardships that many other countries around the world are reeling from.

Our country's economy and circumstances are not that desperate that our womenfolk have to resort to such marriages of convenience in order to be able to carry on living.

There are still plenty of job opportunities for anyone who wishes to earn his or her own keep to survive honorably albeit be it as simple a lifestyle as it can be?

My heart bleeds to see the following videos but I have to just grit my teeth and take life as I see it.

You too would feel the same if you still have some sense of pity in you to realize the hardships that drive such women over there in Iran to allow themselves be taken advantage of under the pretext of it being a marriage.

All I can say is that I wish and pray that this scourge will eventually cease to exist in this world but that would be fooling myself.

Please be advised that the contents in the videos featured are produced by the CBS television channel and for mature audiences who can differentiate between fact and fiction.

The Americans who have produced these videos and dubbed it for their home market have done so according to their own standards.

They do not have any restrictions in expressing themselves and their choice of language is at times not as what you and I would so wish.

So please be aware of such terms of expression which borders on those words which are crude and offensive in nature.

Nevertheless, as internet users and well aware of the situations surrounding our life's here in this part of the world, we do acknowledge that even here in this so called 'Islamic nation' of the Kingdom of Malaysia, there exists a different realm.

A realm that many do not speak of and its inhabitants live life just as sordid as what is featured below in these exposing videos?

I am referring to our country's seedier side of life. Like here in KL, we all know what takes place over at Chow Kit, Lorong Hj Taib, etcetera?

My advice to you my dear respected readers is to take it all as part and parcel of this challenging world that we call home.

Those who are not comfortable with facing these harsh realities, are hereby warned to brace yourselves for the real deal with what is taking place there in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

I am sharing these with you with only one purpose.

That is to open up our eyes and ears and see what poverty can lead one to?


Selling oneself and one's honor for a few measly dollars or ringgits, whatsoever?

The Blessed Prophet has said that poverty leads to Kufur. This is one such glaring example.

Watch and wince.









Saturday, November 21, 2009

Yang Berhormat? Yang Beraja di Mata ; Bersyaitan dihati?..Oops...bersultan dihati?

Bilamana saya membaca laporan ini, saya tertanya tanya akan piawaian parti politik PKR tentang latarbelakang calon calon pilihanraya yang mereka letakkan untuk mewakili parti mereka didalam pilihanraya pilihanraya negara ini?

Bila tertangkapnya manusia yang diberitakan disini, saya menyesal menulis menyokongnya dahulu kerana dari intipati surat aduan dibawah ini sahaja, saya sudah boleh membayangkan tahap kebiadapan individu terbabit dan cara beliau berkelakuan tidak selayak mereka yang digelar Yang Berhormat!

Satu sahaja nasihat saya kepada para pemilih dan pengundi negara. Pilih lah mereka yang jujur, amanah, bersopan santun dan berbudi bahasa senantiasa.

Sakit hati berulam jantung mendengar cerita cerita pahit sebegini.

Hancur rosak ketamadunan masyarakat negara kita seandainya berwakilkan orang orang sebegini.

Hayati maksud pantun pantun berikut:

Buah manggis masaknya hitam,
Ketika muda kulitnya hijau,
Tuah habis mukapun lebam,
Kerana suka membuat kacau.

Kata tua kata penegas,
Penegas adat dengan lembaga,
Hina bangsa suka berkeras,
Berkeras cepat membawa bala.

Kata tua kata berpadan,
Berpadan kata dengan isinya,
Hina bangsa tiada pedoman,
Badan hina hilang budinya.

Tuan puan fikir fikirkan natijahnya memilih wakil rakyat yang kurang budi bahasanya?

Apakah dengan terlantiknya seseorang itu ke kedudukan sebagai Ahli Parlimen sudah bermakna ia bebas bertindak mengikut sesuka hatinya dan boleh sahaja menceroboh mana mana pejabat kerajaan negeri atau majlis perbandaran atau kementerian dan berlaku samseng?

Jika di negara barat seperti Amerika Syarikat, saya rasa dah kena tembakan 'Taser' dah makhluk ini dan dihumban kedalam penjara?

Kenapa pula didalam Tanah Melayu ini, penguatkuasaan undang undang lesu dan lemah sekali?

* Saya ungkapkan Tanah Melayu sebab ianya masih dibawah perintah Duli Duli Tuanku Sultan Sultan dan Raja Raja serta Yamtuan Melayu!

Apa tak begitu?


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Rude Guard smearing the image of the Masjid Jamek

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

Recently, Brother Haji Kamarudin Abdullah, Chairman of the Islamic Propagation Society International, complained to me about the way a certain guard by the name of Zainal had been rudely chasing away tourists and visitors who came to the historic Masjid Jamek.

As his complaint was voiced out through the phone and I had no idea as to the identity of the person concerned, I advised Brother Kamaruddin to lodge an official complaint to the masjid's administration committee for they would be in a better position to solve the matter.

Yesterday, 18th of November, I had gone to the masjid after my meeting with YB Tn Hj Zulkifli Noordin and a few other bloggers to discuss how to solve the 'Tauliah' @ Religious Credentials issue which has been sparked off by the Selangor Islamic Department's arrest and subsequent charging of the former Mufti of Perlis Dr Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin of 'teaching without credentials' in the State of Selangor!

A preposterous case indeed.

Coming back to the subject of this posting.
















Old photo of myself at the Masjid Jamek

I reached the Masjid Jamek just after Zohor and rented a locker to store my boots. I paid the locker rental fee of just a ringgit and enquired as to whether the guard would mind my notebook bag and jacket while I went to pray?

He didn't want to accept any such responsibility and asked me to bring my belongings with me to the main masjid praying area.

Okay, fine enough. I understood his position and went about my way to the ablution area and then went to the main prayer hall and performed my Zohor prayers.

Alhamdulillah!

When I returned to the guard post and wanted to return the key to the locker and reclaim my boots, I heard some loud voices outside.

I saw the guard talking in very poor English trying his best to stop some Chinese tourists from entering the masjid grounds.

His excuse was that it was raining and he didn't want the tourists to get the visitors robes wet and also due to the fact that the masjid was having some refurbishing work replacing the ceiling lights at the outer area of the masjid's flanks.

Quite a whole load of bull as I see it! Why would the tourists want to go disturb the workmen?

Usually the visitors will just walk around the masjid building, take some photos and then be on their way after checking out the oldest masjid of Kuala Lumpur.

No big deal.

















Main entrance area to the masjid.



The problem with yesterday's incident was that the guard was ill equipped to handle such guests to the masjid in a decent, acceptable manner.

The guard in question was having a hard time making himself understood.

I went to his rescue and asked him what was the matter?

Sensing his inadequate command of even the simplest of English, I spoke to the visitors and found out that they were Taiwanese.

I spoke to them in Hokkien and explained the situation.

Then came this guy by the name of Zainal and he was just bloody rude to the other visitors.

There arrived a group of tourists and he was rudely and loudly chasing them out. Saying the masjid was closed, bla bla bla!

I advised him not to be so and reminded him that these were guests to the masjid and one should not disrespect them!

He was stubborn and kept speaking like an uneducated imbecile, incapable of hearing good advice.

If it was a group of locals that this rude man had spoken so aggressively to, I am pretty sure that he would have got a 'fat lip' in no time!

I invited the tourists to take shelter under the awning provided besides the guard post and ABIM brochure stand and explained to them that the reason the guard was being so offensive was because of his fear of the visitor robes getting wet, etc.

That however was not an excuse for the fellow's rudeness to the visiting tourists in the first place!

After the tourists left, I proceeded to go and meet my friend, who runs a travel agency nearby and who is one of the masjid's administration committee member.

He happens to be quite a prominent Indian Muslim philanthropist business tycoon but prefers to maintain a very low profile hence my not naming him here.

I related the incident involving the rude guard to him.

He acknowledged that there has been many similar complaints about that particular rude, uncouth guy but they, the masjid's administration are hard pressed because they can't find any replacement for him due to the low salary that they are paying for such a job?

RM600 per month.

Any of you know any decent Muslim who can speak good English and other languages, know basic knowledge of Islam and willing to take over from that uncouth chap, please give me a call and I will get you or the person you are recommending that post?

We need to get that fella packing! He is spoiling the good name of the Masjid Jamek Bandaraya!

The Masjid Jamek is a prayer area and sanctuary for the Servants of Allah.

Tourists and visitors flock to it because it is promoted and published as a place to visit by both the Tourism Ministry and all tour and travel agencies of the world.

To have such a rude, ignorant, uncouth, loudmouth like that guy spoiling the reputation of the much celebrated and historical masjid is just waiting for a disaster to happen!

One of these days, some tourist is just going to snap and plaster the fella real good!

Do we have to wait till that happens?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Isu Tauliah ~ Muzakarah Bloggers Muslim di Parlimen

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

Saya telah diminta YB Tn Hj Zulkifli Noordin (Kulim Bandar Baru) untuk menjemput rakan rakan blogger dan ahli ahli MBA @ The Muslim Bloggers Alliance untuk hadir ke satu muzakarah berbincang tentang isu 'Tauliah' yang kini menjadi persoalan dan dijadikan kes tuduhan mengajar tanpa tauliah terhadap mantan Mufti Perlis Dr.Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin.

Muzakarah kami berlangsung di Tingkat 14, Pejabat Pembangkang, Menara Parlimen Malaysia pagi ini bermula jam 10.30 dan berakhir pada jam 12 tengahari.

Yang hadir adalah saya sendiri, Zainol Abideen @ Mahaguru58 (MBA), Hajjah Sis Zabrina binti Abu Bakar (MBA), Akhramsyah Muammar Ubaidah Tan Sri Sanusi Junid (MBA), Dato Kamal Amir, Peguam Shaharudin Datuk Hj Ali (Blogger Raja Menangis), Blogger Norzailina Nordin dan hos kami YB Tn Hj Zulkifli Noordin.

Topik perbincangan kami adalah implikasi terhadap usaha gerakan Dakwah didalam negara kita bila pihak Jabatan Agama Islam Selangor @ JAIS menahan Dr. Asri dan mengemukakan tuduhan jenayah syarie terhadap tokoh agama muda ini mengajar agama tanpa tauliah!

Kami telah merumuskan beberapa langkah yang akan di ambil untuk mencari penyelesaian bagi kemelut yang di timbulkan ini dan Insya Allah akan kami maklumkan kepada umum bilamana ianya siap sedia nanti.

Berikut adalah paparan gambar gambar kenangan yang di ambil pagi tadi:





















































Dari kiri : Datuk Kamal Amir, YB Tn Hj Zulkifli Noordin, Shaharudin Datuk Hj Ali, Norzailina Nordin, Hjh Sis Zabrina Abu Bakar, Zainol Abideen @Mahaguru58, Akhramsyah Muammar Ubaidah Tan Sri Sanusi Junid.

Secara kebetulan, selepas makan tengahari bersama sama di Aras 1 Parlimen, kami bertembung dengan YB Karpal Singh (Bukit Glugor) ketika beliau turun satu lif dengan kami.


















Saya bertegur sapa dengan manusia yang pernah saya cabar di Forum Keadilan tahun 1999 meminta YB Karpal menarik balik kenyataannya yang menyentuh kedaulatan Islam dahulu.

Saya bertanya samada beliau masih ingat pada saya?

Beliau mengaku masih ingat dan saya memperingatkan beliau bahawa saya telah mengundang nya hadir ke Masjid Kapitan Keling, Pulau Pinang dahulu untuk menerangkan tentang realiti sebenar tentang Islam dan telah sedia menghadiahkan senaskhah tafsir Al Quran didalam Bahasa Inggeris untuk rujukan beliau tetapi beliau tidak kunjung kunjung tiba.


















Saya menyatakan kepada YB Karpal bahawa walaupun kami berbeza pendapat tentang beberapa perkara terutamanya tentang salah anggap peguam terkenal negara kita ini mengenai kedudukan Ad Deenul Islam, saya memperingatkan beliau bahawa Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala jua yang menciptakan kita semua.

Saya mencapai tangan YB Karpal untuk menunjukkan angka angka Arab 81 dan 18 yang tertera pada telapak tangan beliau juga tetapi kasihan, tangan beliau keras kematu tidak boleh dibalikkan, kesan dari kecederaan yang beliau tanggung setelah lumpuh akibat kemalangan dahulu.

Takdir Allah, Rabbul Alamin.

Masa tidak mengizinkan kesemua kami untuk berbual lama lama maka kami semua mengucap selamat kepada masing masing dan begitu juga saya dengan YB Karpal.

Saya meminta semua untuk tunggu sekejap merakamkan gambar kenangan dan meminta izin YB Karpal untuk bergambar bersamanya.

YB Karpal hanya mengangguk angguk setuju dan tidak keberatan untuk bergambar bersama kami.

Blogger Wan Johari @ Jiwo Kelate turut sama bergambar dengan kami. Saya tidak kenal lelaki berkacamata hitam yang turut berposing spontan dengan kami.

Blogger Jiwo Kelate telah berkejar mencari saya untuk meminta salinan rakaman audio muzakarah saya bersama Dato Dr Hassan Ali, Ustaz Nasharudin Mat Isa dan bloggers lain.

Secara kebetulan ada 2 salinan dengan saya pagi tadi. Saya hadiahkan sekeping cakera padat rakaman audio itu pada Wan Johari dan sekeping pada YB Zul.

Saya turut bertemu dengan YB Dato Mahfuz Hj Omar, YB Salahudin Ayub, YB Ustaz Nasharudin Mat Isa dan lain lain semasa berada di Bangunan Parlimen.

Kesemua mereka beramah mesra dengan saya dan Alhamdulillah, dapat kami menjalinkan silaturahim sesama kami selayak saudara seagama.

Insya Allah, jika ada kesempatan boleh kita bertemu lagi.

Sebelum berpisah dengan YB Zul, saya mengajak beliau berposing sekejap untuk mengabadikan pertemuan kami ini.

























Mudah2an, kami semua dapat mencetuskan satu momentum untuk menghentikan kemelut tentang 'Tauliah' yang kini sedang diperbesar besarkan oleh mereka yang tidak sedar akan natijah nya terhadap usaha Dakwah Fi Sabilillah di dalam negara tercinta kita ini dan seterusnya terhadap dunia Islam sejagat!

Doakan kami. Insya Allah!

Wabillahi Taufik Wal Hidayah.

Wassalamualaikum Warahmatulillahi Ta'ala Wabarakatuh.

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