Wednesday, May 19, 2010
A Convert's Regret ~ Malaysiakini.TV's new Cause de Celebre?
Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
When I watched this video put up by Malaysiakini.TV to highlight a case of a convert to Islam wishing to revert to his former faith, I sense at once that this portal is only too eager to showcase this convert's cause for it shows the hardship this particular Mualaf faced after being shunned by his family for becoming a Muslim.
Malaysiakini.TV has yet to highlight the cases where converts to Islam are happy with their chosen new faith and living a life where they are happy with Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala and themselves.
If I were to go shoot a video highlighting all the converts to Islam here in Malaysia and present to the global audience here as to the kind of satisfaction that these Muslims are enjoying, will Malaysiakini.TV accept that for every one disillusioned convert like this poor brother here feels, there are tens if not hundreds of thousands or even millions of satisfied happy new Muslims out there all over the world, glad to be not Kaffirs anymore?
Here, let me show you an example of one particular convert to Islam from Roman Catholic Christianity, my colleague in Islamic Dakwah activities at the Masjid Kapitan Keling, Georgetown, Penang, Brother Haji Kamarudin Santanasamy Abdullah :
He remains as a dedicated Caller to Islam and has been the Chairman of our Islamic Propagation Society International since its formation by us in the late 80s.
Maybe Malaysiakini.TV would want to go interview him and ask him whether he's happy being a Muslim or has any regrets like the case they are showcasing above?
I seriously doubt as to whether Malaysiakini.TV would even bother to do so since it will not be of any assistance to their agenda? What agenda you ask me?
Hello!!! Have you seen any Islam praising production of theirs to date? You'd know exactly what I'm inferring to here if you are amongst those who are able to evaluate and assess any particular media portal's chosen agenda or direction? Their vision or mission objectives to be exact!
Let me share with you now about another dedicated revert to Islam : Brother Ayub Abdul Rahman former Roman Catholic Reverend Anthony Swami Viyagulam from East Malaysia.
Listen to his story :
I'd also like to share with you an example of another convert to Islam, Brother Lim Jooi Sun, a Malaysian Chinese :
As much as I sympathize with Brother Faizal Wong Abdullah, Malaysiakini.TV's latest Cause de Celebre, I can't help but question his stated reasons for deciding to become a Muslim in the first place?
He says that he embraced Islam because he was influenced by his friends and that he wasn't stable at that time @ 10 years ago!
That is not the reason why one should embrace Islam!
You should embrace Islam if you truly have come to realize that There is No God but Allah the Almighty as your Lord God, Supreme Master and Creator.
You must claim your birthright to be a Muslim because you truly have come to learn that there is no deity worthy of your worship save for Allahu Ta'ala Rabbul Alamin!
Simply deciding to become a Muslim just because of your friends asking you to be one doesn't cut it!
Islam is not a faith that you decide to embrace out of a fancy towards a member of the opposite sex whom you have taken a liking to and wish to be with him or her in marriage ; so you 'convert' out of your personal needs or circumstances!
You must not con anybody especially try to con Allah Azza Wa Jalla that you do believe in Him the Almighty just to facilitate your earthly needs.
No sirree... you don't!
Islam needs to be embraced with total faith. This is a lifetime commitment, not something you decide to be born out of a spurious decision.
Calling yourself a Muslim but not putting the faith of Islam to practice is an exercise of futility. A sham @ theatrics which surely Allah Azza Wa Jalla does not ask of you!
You are either a Muslim or a Kaffir.
There is no room for one to be a Munafiq.
No provisions in Islam for those who want to put up a show? You wanna do that... go join an opera!
Time and times again, we have been sharing with our fellow human beings, realities about this Truth of Al Islam yet there are still folks such as this poor brother who are lost in their journey through life.
People who do not really know where they are heading to and end up lost in the deserts of human misadventures.
One must not take embracing Islam as a vain experiment in life.
Islam is for real and it is a lifelong commitment.
Learn in depth about this only revealed faith for mankind from Allah the Almighty, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful God of us all.
I really pity this brother who seems confused about his faith and feel sad for him to be where he is at the moment?
Those who brought him into Islam @ his friends ought to be ashamed at their neglect of his needs and obvious lack of follow up with educating him about Islam and helping him to grow as a true Muslim.
The Islamic authorities who officiated at his conversion must also be held accountable for his erosion of faith and failure to nurture his being with all the right Islamic knowledge and know how?
Malaysiakini.TV have their own agenda to highlight the failures of the powers that be @ especially this current BN Federal Government and the Muslim authorities at large. It's in their blood.
I don't see Malaysiakini.TV or their main portal sharing positive news or views about Islam.
That's the reason why Muslim Bloggers need to be more active and vigilant in countering these smear campaigns against our faith and fellow Muslims?
Sad thing is that most of our nation's bloggers who happen to be Muslims would rather spend their time tarring and feathering their fellow Muslims just because they are on differing political camps.
These bloggers sell their souls to the devils for a meagre handful of ringgits at the expense of the long suffering, ignorant members of the Malaysian Muslim ummah.
Apart from these mercenary bloggers at large, most of the Malay Sultans, Ulamaks and political rulers fail to carry out their duties towards people like Brother Faizal Wong Abdullah because they are too bloody engrossed in their own personal agenda to stay rich and to remain in power at all costs affairs!
If this man apostatizes, his sin will be borne by all the above!
They won't realize this here on earth. They will only act surprised in the hereafter.
Mark my words!
As for Faizal Wong Abdullah, do collect yourself and try to ponder on what you are planning to do bro?
Life here on Earth is just too short for you to gamble on your eternal future in the Yaum al Akhirat!
Email me if you need to speak to one who might be able to help you out?