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Friday, July 28, 2006

IFC - Reasons why Malaysian Muslims Oppose it!

I have wrote about why the Malaysian Muslims oppose the proposed IFC on 1st of March, 2006.Lately, however, it seems many of our fellow Malaysians still seem confused why this matter is of grave concern to us?

So, please. Take your time to read and learn about the reasons why we will never ever allow anyone, no matter who or what they are to interfere in a matter that is the most important to us, our religion. Without us defending our faith and its purity from such proposed interference, there's no point in us living as Muslims here on Earth.

Islam is very precious to us Muslims. Those of you who don't understand why we love it so much, should please do the right thing. Learn about it. You don't have to subscribe to what we hold nearer and dearer to us than our own life's. You can however just take note of the reasons why we will never say yes to the 'IFC'.

In the Name of God Almighty, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful.

Illogical Demands made by the "Interfering in Islamic Faith Commission" :

1. A child born to Muslim parents should not automatically be considered as a Muslim.

Which decent normal parent of whatever faith will agree to such a stupid demand as this?

If you are a Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Sikh parent, will you like your baby, your child not to be regarded as belonging to the faith that you and your wife are professing?

I have come across cases where reverts to Islam have been hacked to death by their Non Muslim family members in reprisal for the reversion to Islam by their relatives.

How is that it is so repulsive to them (the non muslims) that they go to such criminal lengths to keep the members of their family within their religion but here are some of the Non Muslim Religious Terrorists demanding the Muslims to give up the rights of the Muslim's babies and children's rights to be raised as Muslims as guaranteed by the Constitution and even the UN Charter?

I guarantee you that civil unrest will break out in this land if this preposterous idiotic demand is ever allowed to take place here in Malaysia or in any other place on Earth for the matter!!!

Sheeessh! What utter poppycock are these fellows having as their brains? Bewilders me!

2. Reverts to Islam must be allowed to apostate to their original faith and no legal action should be taken against them.

Maybe these fellas who propose such an irresponsible demand fail to do a bit of homework about the Islamic rulings regarding apostasy.

Funny that there are 'lawyers' in the MCCBCHS coalition of supposedly legal eagles who surely must know that to demand such a thing leaves people questioning just what kind of legal advocates are these chaps when they fail to do a bit of research and study as to whether Islam allows such a thing to take place without ramifications?

To commit apostasy in Islam is to face the Syariah law of being put to death if after 3 attempts to advice the apostate to repent and return to submission of self before God Almighty fails!

If after being adviced , the apostate repents and returns to be a Muslim in the true sense , then he or she escapes persecution and no action will be further taken against them!

You cannot deny God after submitting to Him.

This is not a club membership where one enters and leaves as one pleases! Once you Declare that there is No God but Allah and that you accept Muhammad as Allah's Messenger, you cannot retract such a declaration!

Westerners take years and years to study the truth about Islam before making the decision to become a Muslim.

Malaysians here take Islam lightly as if it is a simple club membership where they can join and then leave if situations do not benefit them.

This is the sheer reason why these insincere people cry foul and make a huge fuss when they discover that becoming a Muslim is a one way ticket!

Reverting to Islam can be their ticket to Heaven or their passport to Hell if they do not live up to it's requirements!

Islam is not a faith to be taken lightly. Attesting that there is no God but Allah is a testament of belief in God. One can't make a U turn and say 'No, I have changed my mind!' It doesn't work that way.

The State Islamic Departments must make it compulsory to those who intend to embrace the faith to really understand the requirements and laws of the faith before registering them as Muslims.

Their lifes depend on it. I would like to see stricter implementations of rules and guidelines plus make the reverts attend a proper course on Islam and the legal implications that they will face if they renege on their Shahadah!

Today, every Ah Chong, Samy and John simply declare that they believe in Allah and that they accept Islam as their chosen faith for the sole purpose of marrying their Muslim sweethearts!

As with all marriages, things might be rosy for a year or two, then gradually turn sour after each discovers that they made a mistake.

So, what do these bin Abdullah's do? Simply go back to living their life as they always have been before without thinking for a second of the consequences of their actions!

Did they not think that they will be running foul of Islamic Syariah laws when they renounce the Faith of Islam as they please?

I say this to those who are thinking of becoming a Muslim not for the sake of accepting Allah as your true God but just because you need to be a Muslim in order to marry your darling who's a Muslim ; think seriously and think hard.

Do not take Islam in vain. There are certain requirements you seriously need to take into consideration before saying just from your lips and not in your heart and mind that " There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is Allah's (Final)Messenger".Your future depends on it.

3. Any apostasy cases involving Muslims must not be judged in the Syariah Courts but must be heard in the Civil courts.

Apostasy is not a civil thing. It concerns a matter of faith.

Any simpleton knows that things involving such religious situations must only be handled by the respective religious authority and in this land called Malaysia, the religious court best able to handle such complexities concerning such a matter as apostasy from Islam must be handled by none other than the Syariah courts.

It's like asking some stranger reprimand your wayward child!

Do you honestly agree to having a bloke from the street come and pass judgement on your child who is not being compliant with a rule that you as a parent have imposed in your household?

If you can say yes to that stranger coming in and interfere in your home , man , you are in deep @#$%!

As I am the master of my home , so is Allah the Master over His servants!

Never will we allow any Tom, Dick or Harry come mess up our home , so will we Muslims never accept the IFC to come mess up our faith!

Following the statement style of Karpal Singh wayback in 1990, 'you will have to cross our dead bodies before we will allow you any inch into our space of Islamic Syariah's jurisdiction over the affairs of Muslims for God's sake'!!!

4. The status of being a Muslim must not be stated in the identity card.

I have no problems with that. You go ahead and try file your case in the courts! To me , the status of being a Muslim or otherwise rests within the individual and Allah SWT!

5. Non Muslims must not be required to embrace Islam if they wish to marry Muslims.

This is plain stupid. For all the legal expertise pooled up between the MCCBCHS members , this demand clearly blows to bits their reputation of being smart enough to fight a legal case in defense or offense against a matter as important as religion!

Will any decent , normal self respecting Muslim parent ever allow his son or daughter go marry someone who is not Muslim in the first place?

Maybe those who don't give a hoot about religion will allow you to do so but hello..as long as Islam is the official religion of this land, keep dreaming.

6. Muslims must be allowed to apostate if they wish to marry a non Muslim without facing legal action.

Yeah right! Keep asking for the impossible. Wait for the cats to grow horns MCCBCHS! You guys have nothing better to do, eh? Well, keep on deluding yourselves!

We will not just watch from the sidelines when our faith is being challenged. Won't tell you now what I and ACCIN will do but just cross that line and we'll have a ball. It's a Promise.

7. A parent or a married couple who revert to Islam must not be given parental rights or custody over their children.

Of all the stupid demands, man..this takes the cake! :D Honestly...I have to ask this question.

Will any parent give up their children? Ask yourself. Will you give up your own flesh and blood ?

Be honest and answer truly and honestly? The normal answer will be ..'Hell No!!!'

If you answer otherwise, something's definitely wrong either with you or those responsible for bringing you into this world!

Any sane parent will fight to the death to keep his or her child! Unless he or she is not fit to take care or be able to provide for them, then that's another matter!

But when it comes to the matter of faith, unlike other people, we Muslims will defend Islam with everything we have! Even if it means to die in the effort! No big deal!

We love our faith more than anything else! That's a worldwide wellknown fact!

Don't try challenge us when it comes to our faith. Everyone else fights for their race and nationalities. Muslims fight for the sake of Allah the Almighty.

8. Non Muslims who have family ties with a Muslim revert must be given rights over the estate of the Muslim revert upon his or her death.

As in the case of the late Allahyarham Muhammad bin Abdullah @ Moorthy, his wife has been given the rights to his estate.

Muslims have no problems with that unless the deceased leaves a will stating otherwise, that depends on the courts to decide. No problem with this one.

9. The Malaysian government must allocate funds to build and maintain religious places of Non Muslims as what the government has been allocating to masjids.

The MCCBCHS surely make me feel ashamed to learn that their study and research never came across the governments numerous allocations to non muslims religious places.

Go ask your local YB for the info. You can even search the internet for such information.

I have seen such allocations info online before . If needed , we might do a research together.

This demand is out of date. The allocations have already been given and are being given till today.

10. Non Muslims must be allowed and not barred from using Islamic holy words in speeches, publications, etc.

What does this demand tell us? That the MCCBCHS are bankrupt of religious principles and now are asking for permission to imitate Islam and the Muslims in using Muslim terminology in their 'faith'.

It's like asking your teacher ' I want to copy Tommy. Please allow me to do so !

Who ever graduated these fellas from Law School?

11. Bibles in Bahasa Malaysia and Bahasa Indonesia must be allowed to be distributed freely to the general public without any hindrance.

This demand clearly betrays the MCCBCHS intent to propagate their faiths to the Muslims.

It's against the laws to do that and also against the Constitution and against our faith!

You want to do that, go do it elsewhere. Not in Malaysia.

12. Non Islamic religious education for those professing so must be allowed to be taught in all schools.

I know that Moral classes have been held in all schools for Non muslim students since Merdeka. I have no objections to this. To each their own, I say.

13. Islamic programmes in mother tongues must be abolished.

What a bloody stupid demand? Why the hell do you the MCCBCHS care if we teach our children in English, Malay, Tamil, Mandarin, Tagalog or whatever language that our children are familiar with? And you guys speak of rights? What about our rights?

14. Religious propagation of other faiths besides Islam must be allowed to be broadcasted in the respective mother tongues.

As if the various faiths are being muzzled in this land? Are the MCCBCHS blind to all the religious processions and festivities taking place daily in Malaysia?

Don't pretend to be tourists in your own land! Try walking around each city and town in Malaysia. There's always something going on in the temples and churches of this land!

15. Muslims who are paying Zakat must not be exempted from paying Income Tax and the Zakat funds must be also used for the needs of Non Muslims.

Is the MCCBCHS devoid of intelligent lifes? Do you demand that religious obligations that we have in our faith be dismissed off as not contributing to the state's coffers?

Do you then shamelessly ask that the Zakat money which is due to orphanages, masjids and welfare homes be used to fund other faith's temples or churches?

Don't you have any shame? No sense of honor?

16. Malaysian students school uniforms must not follow Islamic requirements as a first choice.

You can dress your daughter as you please to school but when she sticks out like a sore thumb among others , who's to blame for her distress?You don't like the dress code?

Send your kids to any other schools you like! No one's stopping you!

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So, that's it dear readers!

The impossible demands being made by the MCCBCHS with their cohorts in Sisters in Islam, a sisterhood of Muslim liberals who are the culprits of selling out this blessed faith for cheap publicity and God knows what else?

To me, I don't give a second thought about those who choose to be with the enemies of Islam.

Allah SWT surely will be with us who defend Islam , today, tomorrow and forever !!!

Wabillahi taufeek walhidayah. Wassalamualaikum warahmatullahi ta'ala wabarakatuh.