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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

It's okay in Malaysia? A Muslim's Dilemma....

dilemma (Greekδί-λημμα "double proposition") is a problem offering two possibilities, neither of which is practically acceptable. One in this position has been traditionally described as "being on the horns of a dilemma", neither horn being comfortable. This is sometimes more colorfully described as "Finding oneself impaled upon the horns of a dilemma", referring to the sharp points of a bull's horns, equally uncomfortable (and dangerous).
The dilemma is sometimes used as a rhetorical device, in the form "you must accept either A, or B"; here A and B would be propositions each leading to some further conclusion. Applied incorrectly, it constitutes a false dichotomy, a fallacy.
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That's what the definition of the word 'dilemma' is according to the Wikipedia.
Many a times I have come across my fellow Muslims visiting this country go about as if they aren't so by the way they are dressed!
By that, I mean not Shariah compliant. Especially the ladies.
Our local Non Muslims themselves would not dare to show such amount of flesh given the current tendencies of some young folks go about 'dressed but 'naked'.

Just as what the Blessed Prophet Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam prophesied a thousand four hundred over years ago!
The Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam said: “There are two types of the people of Hell that I have never seen: people with whips like the tails of cattle, with which they strike people, and women who are dressed but appear naked, walking with an enticing gait, with their heads looking like the humps of camels leaning to one side. They will never enter Paradise, nor even smell its fragrance, although its fragrance can be discerned from such and such a distance.” [Muslim]
We all know that in these End Times, what the Prophet mentioned 14 centuries ago has come to be realized in our life nowadays fulfilling his prophecy as to the mannerisms of people who are living in the 21st century today.
As for those of us who testify to be believing Muslims, it is important for us to put to practice what we claim to believe in? We can't claim to be one thing here but do otherwise when we are elsewhere!
Just like that Arab whom I met many years back at Suria KLCC when I was working at a jewelry store there when I first moved to KL from Penang back in 2001.
The fella was dressed normally like you and me but his missus was dressed in a barebacked dress that was very low cut at the front that almost every other person was gawking at the amount of mammary glands she was showing! 
Yours truly was both shocked and embarrassed and tried my level best not to sneak a peek at the woman! :P When asked as to whether they were Muslims, the man proudly claimed that they were from Iraq and yes that they were Muslims!
When asked further as to why his wife was dressed as such? He replied in a way that remains deeply burned into my psyche to this very day!
"It's okay in Malaysia!"
Meaning that no one stops them from dressing in whatever manner that they damn well please.
No religious police here to stop them and issue a summons or give them a lashing as what would have happened back home in the Middle East.
So that raises a question in my mind. Are all Middle Easterners like this?
That they only dress conservatively when living in their own countries and let loose when overseas?
That makes me think of a recent You Tube video that shows a Head of Islam from our nation and his family behave not that differently from the Iraqi couple when they were celebrating a soiree overseas in Merry Ol' England.
Please don't tell me that the grand ol' man has the same mindset!
No one would give a hoot if it was just another rich old Datuk having a fling overseas with his wife and son pretending to be 'Mat Salleh's celup or what the hell ever?
But this is someone whom millions of Muslims pray for come every Jumaat after the Khutbah! Not something one can just turn a blind eye to and pretend that everything's well and rosy, can we?
No wonder that the status of Islam in Malaysia is in such a dilemma as well!
My sincere condolences to my fellow Muslims who are caught in such a dire situation come every Friday!
May Allah grant us all a leader or ruler whom we can all either depend on or is free from such obvious screw ups!
P.S.* Looking forward to having His Royal Highness Tuanku Sultan Muhammad V of the Sultanate of Kelantan Darul Na'im as our next Yang Di-Pertuan Agong! 
He's what we all need to be able to proudly say, 'My King is a God-fearing Mukmin no matter where His Royal Highness is at?
Humble enough to just wear a jubah and adorn Croc sandals. He's the Sultan of Kelantan Darul Na'im but goes about dressed so conservatively!!!
Tuanku even got down into the grave helping to bury one of His Royal Highness's subject. Which other Malay Sultan or Raja has done so?

May Allah bless DYMM Tuanku Al-Sultan Kelantan! Sultan Muhammad V.
Ameen Ya Rabbal Alameen.
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