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Saturday, June 30, 2007

Malaysian Muslims Have a Choice! No more excuses!

I refer to the Berita Harian report about banning Muslims from working in bars and related to the posting I did regarding Malay Muslim bartenders recently!

All these while, what have the Islamic Affairs Department @ JAKIM been doing about this?

Why is it that in this country, no one government agency or department has the initiative to carry out preemptive actions against anyone who goes against the tenets of the faith and only wait till someone else raises the alarm or lodges a report against anything before they get their fat butts off their cushy seats in their airconditioned offices and go do something concrete about it as they have been paid or obliged to do so?

Is it some kind of a disease or malady that afflicts all those who are supposed to be the ones in charge of the Islamic affairs of this nation?

Can we blame it on their genes or DNA structure? Or is it a plain case of sheer apathy towards the fate or state of affairs concerning the ignorants amongst the Malay masses of Malaysia?

This problem however is not just affecting the Malaysian Malay Muslims. It is a major affliction that corrodes and corrupts all other nationalities and even those from Arab nations are guilty of such tendencies to look the other way and ignore the various 'maksiat' that takes place before their very eyes!

Muslims just do not give a damn anymore about the fate of their fellow Muslims, what more go out on a limb to try stop any of the sins being perpetrated by all those ignorant fools out there in the world.

Everyone thinks, ' Eleh...Why should I trouble myself advising so and so? Not that they are my kith and kin? To hell with them!'

What if each and every Muslim here in Malaysia starts thinking the same? Hell, the nation's Muslims would slowly but surely be phased out from their position here in this 'Golden Chersonese' blessed land.

Last night, I was taking the escalator up in Suria KLCC. Before me was a young Malay couple. The woman was wearing a tudung and the man she was with was wearing the 'hip hop' baggy jeans with spiky gelled hair. The woman was the one who was overwhelmingly 'itchy' and having her hands roaming all over the fella's butt and elsewhere.

This was taking place right before me and hundreds of others taking the jampacked escalator. The couple were behaving as if they were all alone and 'married' which obviously they were not!

I sounded them off right there and then :

'Assalamualaikum saudara! Ini tempat awam! Awak berdua ni orang Islam , kan? Beradab lah sikit! Bukan begini cara orang Mukmin berkelakuan!

Dah kahwin ke belum? ( To which he shook his head - I sounded like those infamous JAIS raids on the khalwat couples- but which I just couldn't stomach seeing the vulgar behavior of the two in public)

Kalau dah kahwin, buat le ikut sesuka hati kamu -tapi didalam bilik- bukan di-khalayak umum macam ni!'

He apologized and both stopped misbehaving there and then. Both sheepishly lopped off in a hurry and disappeared into the crowd.

Several people nodded to me in acknowledgment and supported my action.

The thing is, how many of us are willing to speak up against such social and moral misbehaviors?

Not many. Some of us might ask, hello..why become moral police? I say 'why not '?

Our indifference all these while is the root cause of all the social ills plaguing this nation.

The nation is progressing in terms of infrastructure ( despite all the ceiling collapses and caving in's in the government buildings, highway crackups, etc.) but deteriorating rapidly in terms of the social and moral apathy fast spreading throughout our lands.

We need to nip the problems in the bud before it grows too big and devours all of us with a ferocity that will see this country be a cesspit of evil and anarchy!

Malaysia's Muslims do have a choice. We need to do what is compulsory upon us in forbidding evil and enjoining the good with whatever capacity we have within us. There is no more excuses!

Every passing second, every passing minute, we look the other way, we are burdened with unnecessary sins of becoming accomplices of those amongst us who do not give a damn anymore about the do's and don'ts of our glorious faith, Islam Ad Deenul Haqq.

Don't wait till it's too late. We are held responsible by Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala to look after each other and to protect our brethren from the harm of being ignorant of our religious tenets and principles!

Such ignorance leads them to commit maksiat and sins which will throw them and us ( if we do nothing to advise and correct them ) into the pits of hellfire.

Apathy on our part will drag us together with them into Narr al Jahannam! Na'uzubillah!

Are we ready to go to hell with them? If we aren't that stupid, then please ...please help those amongst us who are committing sins and living a life that isn't befitting a Muslim, by advising them.

Show them that they are not alone in this world. Care for them by being kind to them and lead them back to the right ways of Islam. They need us to guide them. We in turn need to lead them by example.

Do not wallow in sins. Realize that we are all heading towards our ultimate end of our life here on Earth by each passing second, by each breath we take and let out. We are each held accountable for each and everything that we do.

The past is just that. There is nothing much we can do except to learn from our past mistakes and do our best to not repeat the same in our tomorrows. That is, if we still live to the next second, next minute, next hour, next day, week, month or year.

Choose Allah. Choose Islam. Help our Muslim Ummah before it's too late. Insya Allah.

Diabetic Herbal Treatment Specialist - Phang Oo Lang

Alhamdulillah, last Wednesday, I managed to make a trip home to Penang especially back to my Diabetic Herbal Treatment Specialist in Kepala Batas.

Phang Oo Lang Treatment Centre at No.5881, Jalan Satu, off Jalan Datuk Ahmad Badawi, 13200, Kepala Batas, Seberang Perai Utara, Penang is where thanks to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala, many diabetic patients like me have found relief and am getting better from my condition.

The treatment centre may not be like your usual, run of the mill spanking new ultra modern, flashy 5 star hospital where doctors and specialists would be milling about and performing bloody expensive treatments on filthy rich sick patients, but for all it's humble down to earth, set in the kampong area of Kepala Batas, it is a haven for poor folks like me who have been diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitus (mine is type 2) and many others suffering from all other kinds of ailments.

Herbal Specialist Phang Oo Lang is not your typical Chinese Sinseh @ physician. He is a Punjabi raised by a Chinese Herbal Master and has been trained to be a herbalist since he was a teenager. Speaks Hokkien and Malay only. Don't expect him to converse in the Queen's English!

He has helped treat so many people suffering from their diabetic complications and other sicknesses.

My late mother used to take his herbal medications since the time I was a boy. I remember her taking his herbal medication to treat her diabetes condition way back then. She managed to maintain a reasonable control over her diabetes and lived till 60 plus.

The name Phang Oo Lang was constantly being mentioned by my mum when speaking to family and friends who asked how she maintained her health although confirmed as a diabetic?

Now, I have inherited the condition as a result of my own doing as I was a constant drinker of Coca Cola and other soft drinks. People in the West are suing such companies for the harm that their products do.

We aren't that alert to our rights as consumers nor are our justice system as dynamic as those in the USA or Europe. Here, people can even get away with murder! :P

Back to my condition. All the sugar accumulated over the years finally got me enrolled as a 'Pesakit Kronik Kencing Manis' in the Ministry of Health's Diabetic Register!

Not something to be proud of but hey...I got what I deserved for not paying heed to all the 'consume less sugar campaigns'! :P

Some say it's hereditary but I figure it's more of our own doing. We decide whether to drink this or that?

Just the same like smoking cigarettes and graduating to something else as most folks do. No one forces us but we are caught in a situation where if we don't join in, we will be castigated by our 'friends' and branded a wimp!

Back in my kampong days, we used to smoke 'rokok daun' then graduated to trying out ganja!

Hehehehehe!!! Call it, the trials and misadventures of an era gone by. That was in the mid 70's when I used to hang out with my kampong buddies in Jelutong, Penang.

I stopped short after watching some of my friends go into heavier narcotics. No point in following those who don't listen to advice. I never did more than that. Even then I was just taking a puff or two with my buddies. It was the 'in thing' to do back then. I never touched any other stuff.

I once saw a young Malay guy dead from drug overdose in a hut at Jalan Madrasah, Jelutong, Penang. His face had a greenish hue and he had foam frothing at his mouth. Eyes half open but the fella was gone. Drug overdose.

Folks say that he had popped some 'Roche' pills and had taken ganja 'the basuh way' @ 'smoke on the water'. His brain must have undergone some serious shit for his face looked just so out of this world type! Sheeesh!!! Well, it's his funeral!

Today, I see kids doing all kinds of things to themselves. Call it evolution, call it whatever. I call it stupid. I was. At this age, I think I now know better but am still learning with each passing second, minute, hour and day.

Way back then, no one really bothered to listen to advice but we weren't as screwed up as kids are today. Today, it's the same old scenario only thing is that kids today have much more money than we did. We used to pool our scant resources. 20 sens here, 50 sens there.

A small roll of ganja used to cost 3 to 4 ringgits. I don't know what the going rate is now and hehehehe..don't want to know! Everyone's got a past. So do I.

Just learn that whatever harm we do to our bodies will come kick our ass later. It sure has whupped me well! :P

I quit smoking way back in 1987 when I got married for the first time. I was an avid smoker of Marlboro cigarettes since I left school back in 1976. You know, peer pressure and all that shit.

The thing is humanbeings have always been rebellious. The more anyone says ' don't do this ; don't do that' , the more we will feel inclined to do just that and even more.

That's why Allah says in Surah Wal Asr that we Mankind will always be at a loss save for those who go and warn society against committing evil and strive against it.

Only those who are patient and committed in their faith towards Allah will be successful. The rest will just have to answer for their deeds both here on earth and in the Hereafter. Guaranteed.

Well, that's for you to find out as well. You decide what you want for yourself. As the saying goes, 'You shall reap what you sow!' I sure have. :D It's hard being a sweet guy! :P

Remember when I shared with you about how high my blood sugar level was when I first got tested at Phang Oo Lang last month when I visited my sick sister who was treated there at the centre in Kepala Batas?

It was 18.8! Last Wednesday, a month after taking his herbal treatment, the blood sugar level dropped to just 11.7! Alhamdulillah!

This is quite remarkable for me for I had been eating normally as I always did, only skipping the condensed milk added coffee, soft drinks, etcetera.

When I was asked to fast for 12 hours and then have my blood sugar tested, it read 12.8. The normal blood sugar level ranges between 3 to 6.

So, after taking Phang Oo Lang's herbal treatment, eating normally, and getting an 11.7 reading, is just very encouraging to me, as far as the effectiveness of the herbal treatment is concerned.

All praise be to Allah SWT for giving me the opportunity to get treatment from Phang Oo Lang, who charges only a RM100 for my month's medications.

The government clinic charges just 1 ringgit for a month's medications
but it is more towards regulating but not actually bringing down the blood sugar level or even treating any of the diabetic sores as pictured here.

There's a whole lot of difference between just regulating and healing. No joke. Diabetes is a killer disease.

I have seen with my own eyes how a guy from Perlis recovered completely from a gangrenous sore on his foot where he had stayed for treatment at Phang Oo Lang's centre for 6 months and paid just about 600 ringgits per month for his treatment there. Read about it here.

I don't have the exact table of fees charged but that's what he told me. You have to check with Phang Oo Lang to confirm the costs.

Be reasonable in your expectations. He has his overhead too. Others in his position would charge us like hell. He doesn't. Thanks be to Allah for that.

Here I am with this kind hearted Chinese Herbal Specialist who might seem fierce with his handlebar mustache but his heart and compassion for his fellow humans is just something that we seldom see in this materialistic world.

May Allah SWT bless him with His Taufeek and Hidayah to become a Muslim! Subhanallah! That will be great joyous day for me. Insya Allah, I will see if I can spend more time with him in my next visit. May my wish come true to share with him about Islam. Ameen.

As it is, traveling by bus from KL to Butterworth takes more than 4 long hours. Followed by a trip by a ramshackle bus from Butterworth to Kepala Batas, with no air condition felt like a trip back to the future! Hehehehe..what an experience!

The fare was just RM1.70 per trip. Still cheap! Taxis will just rip you off! All over the world!

We all know how hospitals will charge you like hell and fleece you of your entire life's savings but over there at Phang Oo Lang, even the very poor and destitute are being treated by him at costs that they can afford.

He is a classic example of how some Non Muslims are amongst those who portray the ideals of being a good servant of Allah yet only caught in their situation of being in a belief denying Him as their Creator. If only we as Muslims do our part in Dakwah al Islamiyah to them and if Allah Wills, they will make splendid Muslims.

Phang Oo Lang is such a down to earth, sincere Non Muslim who is doing all of us a great favor by keeping his charges reasonable and affordable to all who go seek his herbal treatment.

If that's not a humanitarian service by him, I don't know what else is?

Just gives me the shivers when I see the pictures of all these gangrene set feet of folks who came to get treatment at Phang Oo Lang after they failed to take care of themselves after knowing that they have diabetes.

I remember the pitiful wailing of the old Chinese lady who was suffering from severe pain due to her rotting foot! Who is to blame but herself for not watching her sugar intake? Just like me! :P

All Malaysians are susceptible to this chronic condition where excessive sugar in our blood gives way to the breakdown of our body's defenses against the onslaught of sores and other complications of diabetes.

My sister didn't take her medications as advised by Phang Oo Lang and her husband, didn't see to it that she did. :(

Her diabetes condition was just way too serious and her refusal to drink the medications only made her condition deteriorate to such a stage where she was beyond help.

She discharged herself and went to Lam Wah Ee Specialist Hospital back on Penang Island where the doctors had no options but to amputate her left leg up to the knee.

I heard that she was warded at the Penang General Hospital for a month and she had just returned home to Kg Binjai, Bayan Lepas, Penang when I stopped over to see her after returning from Phang Oo Lang with my medications.

Words can't express my sadness to see her like that but it's her own doing. She is now in a wheelchair and has only herself to blame for not following the medication procedures at Phang Oo Lang or even go get treatment at the initial stage of learning that she had diabetes.

Many people tend to do that. They go into denial. They refuse to admit that they are sick and that they need to get treatment. Such is the human ego. Never willing to submit to the Truth.

I for one never shied away from admitting my mistakes or my sins. I just do not have to spell it out for you in detail here for Allah so forbids us to disgrace ourselves. He knows us best. We can't hide anything from Him, can we?

There's no need to be secretive about anything from Him. He is our Creator and knows our past, present and our future. He does however give us the choice as to live well and in accordance to what's good for us and to stay away from evil and harm. Yet there are just so many who fail to heed His Warnings and Guidance and throw themselves into disaster.

As for me, I am grateful to know that there is still hope for me and a way to live out the rest of my life in a manner befitting my being a servant of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala. Alhamdulillah!

My advice to you is to watch your health and live as Allah wants us to. It's all taught in Islam.
Study the faith properly. Put it into practice and learn from reliable sources.Insya Allah, we'll be alright.

May Allah SWT bless us all with good health, wealth and Iman. Amin Ya Rabbal Alamin.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Masriza's Wedding 23rd June in Kuantan. Pahang

Last Saturday, we attended our nephew Masriza's wedding feast at Kuantan, Pahang. His bride , Anisah hails from Jitra, Kedah.

It was a joyous occasion to be part of the Berzanji and Marhaban celebrating the holy nikah of my wife's nephew.

Family members and friends came from all over the country to join in celebrating the happy couple's union in marriage and everyone was having a good time, feasting and catching up on the latest updates in their life's .

Here is my brother in law and his wife, Masriza's parents. Masriza is the eldest son of my brother in law, Engineer Tuan Hj Zainal Abidin, who runs his own Oil & Gas Processing Company.

He was a very happy father that day seeing his son now officially settled down as a rightful husband and successfully accomplishing a sunnah of Rasulullah Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam which is holy marriage.

Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala enjoins holy matrimony and commands in His Qur'an Al Kareem Surah Al-Furqan Chapter 25 Verse 54 as below:

"And it is He Who has created man from water, and has appointed for him kindred by blood, and kindred by marriage. And your Lord is Ever All-Powerful to do what He will".

May Allah SWT Bless Masriza and his wife Anisah with the best of this life & hereafter!

Ameen Ya Rahman Ya Raheem Ya Allah Ya Aliyyul Azheem!

'Selamat Pengantin Baru Masriza! Semoga berbahagia sehingga selamanya!Amin!'

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) foretold in ancient Hindu Scriptures

Dr.Zakir Abdul Karim Naik , a renowned Da'ee of Islam shares the truth of the prophecies foretelling the coming of the Last Messenger of Allah, God Almighty in the ancient Hindu Scriptures of the Bagawad Gita, Vedas and Puranas.

I welcome learned folks from the Hindu brethren to confirm the existence of such prophecies as explained so clearly and precisely here by the learned Dr. Zakir or to share with us if what Dr. Zakir shows here is not there in their books?

To those who are learning about Islam, by all means, note down the relevant verses being stated here by Dr. Zakir and study for yourself as to whether Dr. Zakir is right and the prophecies proven true or show us your proofs refuting them.

Actually, Islam is not what many Non Muslims both here in Malaysia and the rest of the world fear it to be. Islam is the birthright of each and every human being.

If explained and shared the truths about it properly, I am sure that most of it's objectors would embrace it whole heartedly.

There is only the problem of knowing to differentiate between the faith of Islam as Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala has revealed it to us and from making any conclusions about it just based on the actions of the 'Muslims'.

Some so called Muslims misdeeds and behaviors are so misconstrued to reflect and represent Islam as a whole that we are portrayed to be this and that! That's just not right or even fair in the first place!

I can list down and show proof of so many other screwups of all other faiths and beliefs here on Earth but I'd be committing a grave injustice to those amongst them who aren't guilty of such misbehaviors.

There are good people in all the ethnicities and faiths. The only thing that differs them from us is our submission to True God whereas they are subject to their own circumstances.

As a Muslim, I submit to none other than Allah the Most Gracious, Most Merciful and I would be honored to share with those of you who are sincere in seeking Him, what I have come to learn to be the truth and nothing but the truth.

Acceptance and faith of such truths by the individual is entirely up to them and the Mercy of Allah, Our Lord and Creator. Insya Allah.

You owe it to yourselves to claim your birthrights to be a Muslim, true to your status as a Child of Our Father, the blessed Prophet Adam (peace be upon him) and Our Mother Saiyidatina Hawwa Radhiallahu Anha (blessed be her).

May Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala guide us all. Ameen.

Friday, June 22, 2007

'From the womb to the tomb' by Syeikh Khalid Yassin

Excellent lecture by one of the renowned Muslim Da'ee's of our time , the powerful speaker and Caller to Islam, Syeikh Khalid Yassin, who himself is a revert to Islam.

The respected Syeikh is a powerhouse when it comes to sharing the truth of Islam. You will be riveted in your seat and keep coming back for more when this dedicated Da'ee does his stuff!

He is a great orator and delivers his lecture crisp and clear.I welcome you to learn from this excellent Caller to God's Way! May Almighty Allah bless us all with His Guidance and save us from the ones who are lost in their Oceans of Arrogance! Ameen.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Jesus Never said: " I am God, Worship Me"

Watch how Syeikh Khalid Yassin explains so very clearly about the lies being attributed to one of Allah's mighty Messengers, Hadhrat Eesa ibni Maryam Al Masih a.k.a. Jesus Christ, the Son of Mary the Virgin.

If the Christians are rational people, then I invite them to watch and ponder as to the truth being presented here in so clear a manner that only those who are recalcitrants will want to keep denying what is obviously the truth and nothing but the truth before Allah, Supreme God Almighty!

Blinkered views and hardened hearts and minds will remain blind to the truth of what even Eesa Alaihis Salam has said and even right there in the 'Bible' that the Christians swear by!
From the 'Gospel According to Saint Matthew' 15 :24

'21 And Jesus went from thence, and retired into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.

22 And behold a woman of Canaan who came out of those coasts, crying out, said to him: Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David: my daughter is grieviously troubled by the devil.

23 Who answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying: Send her away, for she crieth after us:

24 And he answering, said: I was not sent but to the sheep that are lost of the house of Israel.

25 But she came and adored him, saying: Lord, help me.

26 Who answering, said: It is not good to take the bread of the children, and to cast it to the dogs. < Does a Prophet of Allah use such language to describe Non Jews?

27 But she said: Yea, Lord; for the whelps also eat of the crumbs that fall from the table of their masters.
As we all know, the 'Bible' is written ACCORDING TO those people who weren't even present in Jesus's times and that there are just so many different versions and alterations that those who aren't from the LOST HOUSE OF ISRAEL so irresponsibly come to claim and uphold a noble Messenger of Allah to be their eternal scapegoat to be their absolver of their sins!!!

What kind of English do these people understand? Or even in any other language on Earth?

Which part of the " I was not sent but to the sheep that are lost of the house of Israel" that they do not and will not want to understand?

It's a pity that those who can comprehend so many other things here on Earth become deaf, dumb and blind to something so clear, so obvious, that it's right there before them in plain English or any other language that their 'Bible's' are translated into still can't come to realize that:

'hello!!! Jesus Christ himself is saying that he was sent only to the Jews of Israel but here we are 20 centuries after his ascension to Allah's presence and all these folks who aren't from the very tribe to which he was sent still stubbornly refuse to see their misguided 'faith' in worshiping the 'creation' instead of the Creator!

How do we try to make sense to those who refuse to see, hear and comprehend truth from error?

I try in my own way by sharing these information with you my reader in the hope that commonsense and rationale thought will take precedence over misguidance. Insya Allah.

Use your God given intelligence to figure out which is the truth and which are fabrications by those who attribute things to the noble Prophet Eesa Al Masih Alaihis Salam and blaspheme against Allah the Most Merciful by claiming that He has a 'Son' and a 'begotten one at that'!

Na'uzubillahiminzalik! May Allah Forbid!

Use the wisdom and faculty of thought to wake up to the reality and not live in abject fantasy of having someone else bear the burden of one's own sins! Be true to ourselves and wise up!

May the truth be with you! Ameen.

Abdul Raheem Green- One of my favourite Da'ee's

It's a pleasure for me to come across these videos of a Da'ee whom I have admired for so long since the days when I was the founding secretary of the Islamic Propagation Centre International (M) at the Masjid Kapitan Keling, Penang's 2nd oldest mosque way back in the late 80's.

Abdul Raheem Green is a pillar of Dakwah al Islamiah in England, and the 'ilm that he possesses and the crisp, articulate manner by which he shares the Truth in Islam is absolutely fabulous and the standard by which any Caller to Islam who speaks in English must set him or herself by.

This is my personal opinion. To me, Brother Abdul Raheem Green has always been a fantastic example of one who represents one fine symbol of how a Da'ee @ a Caller to Islam should be.

May Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala bless this Muslim who is to me a very good example of a brilliant servant of Allah who has brought so many of his fellow Britishers to become Muslims!

Alhamdulillah! Just watch how excellent is his pronunciations and gift of speech Allah has blessed him with! Simply marvelous! He has the gift of the gab so to speak! Masya Allah!

I look forward to meeting Brother Abdul Raheem Green in person if he were to ever step here on Malaysian soil or me getting to do the same over there in England! Insya Allah!!!

Hindu Brahman Dr.Meena Embraces Islam!

Click here to watch how Dr.Meena , a former Brahman Hindu lady speaks about how she found the truth of Islam in here life and how she is now living as a true Muslimah and has attained the peace and blessings of Allah the Almighty in her life.

In these times when there are so many who love nothing but to provoke civil and social unrest by harping about the 'repressive Islamic fundamental principles' we see cases like these where hundreds of thousands of individuals who were looking for the truth of their existence come to discover and embrace their birthright in Islam daily all over the world!

Dr.Meena a Hindu Brahmin lady who is now a Muslim speaks before a large gathering and shares her faith with the audience.

She speaks in English and Malayalam, a dialect in Kerala. Watch this video and witness for yourself as to what Islam has brought to the hearts and souls of those blessed enough to reclaim their rights to submit to True God Almighty, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.

Study Islam for what it truly is and do not assume anything without giving yourself a chance to learn what Allah, Our Creator has revealed for us , the Brotherhood of Mankind and the Children of Our Father, the Prophet Adam Alaihis Salam.

We are all equal before Allah save for our Faith in Him and our Deeds. May you receive your rights to be absolved from all your past sins and return to your origin ; as a submitting soul to Him who is Most Compassionate, Most Merciful. Ameen.

MCCBCHST Candle Light Vigil - Does it change anything?

Assalamualaikum O Mukmins and Greetings to the Rest.

As we all know, the issue of forceful rehabilitation of the said detainee who was born to Indian Muslim parents but grew up in an environment where the practice of Islam was devoid in the person's life and her soul deeply permeated in the doctrines of Hinduism and her eventual marriage again as in the other case, in just a Hindu temple ceremony has brought about another sorry episode in this land.

Who should we blame for this predicament? Naturally, we can all point our accusing fingers to the naive parents and condemn them like hell!

But does that solve the problem? Aren't there hundreds and thousands of similar cases going unreported and publicized as these few that have caught the attention of all including the likes of the Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism @ MCCBCHST and their allies in the form of the Sisters in Islam who speak as if Islam is to be faulted for the present problems involving the apostates and those who were born into Islam but lived as a Kaffir?

I am a Muslim. I have come to learn about my faith well but am still discovering so many things about this God given faith and am sharing whatever little that I have come to know with my readers and those who are in contact with me.

Far from being the restrictive religion it is deemed to be by those in the MCCBCHST and their comrades in SIS, I know for sure that Islam is the International System of Living for All Mankind which I interpret it to be.

Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala the Most Merciful, Most Compassionate Creator of us all is so magnanimous in allowing us to seek His Mercy and His Blessings by way of His Last Testament and Revelations in the Holy Al Qur'an Al Kareem and by sending to us His Greatest Messenger in the Holy Prophet Muhammad ibni Abdullah, Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam as our guide and Rasul.

Yet a large number of Mankind do not realize the Benevolence and Blessings that Allah showers upon us through His Faith.

Disbelievers are steeped in their ignorance and sheer hatred for Allah's Way of Life and they do all that they can to blaspheme against Allah and His Prophet and go out of their ways to scandalize this most complete of faith in Our Lord.

The problem is compounded by the lack of responsibility of the 'leaders' of the Ummah who just pay lip service to the propagation of Islam and fail to carry out Ad Dakwah ul Islam as what Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala commands us to do by way of His numerous Commandments in the Holy Qur'an and the sayings of the Prophet Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam.

Our nation's supreme leader comes up with his version of Islamic understanding and his yesmen and women rally behind him in trying to portray that they are the 'ulul amri' who must be obeyed to the letter and not challenged with objections to their trying to re-invent the 'wheel' so to speak!

Failure of preserving the fundamentals of Islam and holding securely to the 'rope of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala and the sunnah of Muhammad Sallalahu alaihi Wassallam is the resulting deterioration of the Aqeedah and the amals of the Muslims in this gone hedonistic nation and the emergence of all these smart alecs who try to lampoon and lambast Allah's Faith!

Just watch the Malaysiakini videoclip here and realize who's defending Islam and who's insulting the Holy Qur'an of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala?

The detainee is a victim of circumstances and her case must be handled properly and justly by the 'watered down' Syariah Courts.

I will continue saying so because the Syariah Courts here in Malaysia are nothing but a facade of Islamic Syaria jurisprudence in actual practice.

If Malaysia is truly to come under rule of the Holy Quran and the Sunnah of Nabi Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam to the exact letter, then would I gladly stop saying so.

As for now, all the candlelight vigils would not change an iota of the state of affairs regarding the matter of apostasy here in this nation as long as the government is playing hopscotch with our life's and sidelining Allah's Supreme Constitution to all of us mankind here in Malaysia and the rest of the world.

As a Muslim, I submit to only His Will and none other. Wabillahi taufeek walhidayah.

Wassalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.


Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Mosques, Churches, Temples Demolition Issue

When one looks at this Malaysiakini videoclip , naturally one would get affected by the emotions and passions it arouses within oneself, no matter what race or religion we are.

We should also not forget that even masjid's constructed without clearance from the local authorities were also bulldozed to the ground. Just take a look at this clip below.

So were churches and temples, none were spared. Why? I can only say that the authorities acted so because legal ownership of the land and fulfillment of the proper procedures and regulations weren't met by the religious establishment's administrative committees.

Thus, those who erect all these places of worship must also ask themselves, if they are totally righteous, whether they too must take responsibility over the consequences of raising those buildings where the followers of the faiths congregate to worship not knowing much about the legitimacy of the establishments.

Religion is very important to most of us and no matter what faith we follow, we all will defend our places of worships with our life's if we must and thus those who are the builders of the relevant places of worship must make sure that they have the permission from the authorities to do so and that they own the land on which they are building the establishments.

It's sad to see people get bashed up and suffer so much just because they want to practice their faith but those who are responsible in setting up such places of worship owe it to their congregation to make it all legit.

That's what I think. All Malaysians need to be realistic and get rational about the root causes of all this demolitions of religious places.

The founders of such places are equally guilty as the ones who order the bulldozers in to flatten the hopes and prayers of those affected. They all have blood on their hands.

Don't fall prey to the instigations of those who'd just love to see us all smash each other bloody to bits as they would love nothing but to see this nation go havoc and we all tear this country apart!

Just stay cool people and make sure that before anyone builds any masjid, church or temple, they have all the necessary paperworks in order.

Saves everyone a lot of heartaches, don't you all think so?

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Malay Muslim Bartenders - It's okay in Malaysia ?


I received an email from a fellow Muslim who tipped me off about the state of affairs now with our Malay 'Muslim' brethren who do not care anymore about the halal and haram aspects of earning a living when there are just so many other choices of jobs in our nation.

Click here to see these Malay bartenders who are featured as champions in their chosen profession.

Do their parents know what kind of jobs these young men do? Or are they closing one eye as is now becoming the norm in 'Malaysia Boleh'land?

I wonder if they are just so bloody ignorant of what is allowed and what is forbidden in Islam ; that there are just hundreds of thousands of such ignorants amongst the Muslims here in this so called 'Islamic Nation' and currently the Chairman country of the OIC @ Organization of Islamic Countries?

No wonder the nation's Muslims are so screwed when it comes to such things! Tidak apa!!!

Didn't anyone teach such folks who are 'Muslims' that it is HARAM to be involved in such an occupation?

Don't even start to think of all the other 'jobs' in the service industry! 'Baik punya'?

Tch..tch..tch.. What the hell is wrong with this country's Muslims?

We have so many millions of Malaysian Muslims who get so riled up about Lina Joy and get so pissed off at the attempts by one misled lady from their kind but sort of become blind, deaf and dumb about all the other major maksiat that is taking place right before their very eyes?

Where the heck is our keris wielding heroes when we need them?
Aiyaaa...I forgot!

We are treading on dangerous grounds here....touchy ..touchy...sensitive oooo! Don't disturb!

Lest we awaken all the 'Malaysia Boleh' advocates and 'touch me not's within the society!

You know, those who champion personal freedoms and 'do as we please' shit!

The kind who forget that Muslims are a brotherhood or sisterhood and that we are to watch out for one another thingy! Or could we just not bother and let them all go to hell? Should we? Nahh!

That's not what my faith tells me. My Prophet tells me to support my brother when he is doing wrong!

How do I do that? By stopping him from doing so...hence this outpouring of my feelings!

It's not like the highest Islamic religious authorities here in the Kingdom of Malaysia do not know what is going on in all the service and hospitality industry! They bloody well know this!

Even the Imam of 'Islam Hadhari Malaysia' knows very well about this sorry state of affairs where there are millions of his fellow Muslims caught up in this sinful situation of working in such establishments and engaged in clearly a haram profession as laid out so clearly in the hadith below!

"Truly Allah has cursed khamr and has cursed:
  • the one who produces it,
  • the one for whom it is produced,
  • the one who drinks it,
  • the one who serves it,
  • the one who carries it,
  • the one for whom it is carried,
  • the one who sells it,
  • the one who earns from the sale of it,
  • the one who buys it,
  • and the one for whom it is bought."
(Tirmidhi & Ibn Majah).

Umar (r.a.) narrated that he heard the Mesessenger of Allah (pbuh) saying,

"Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day must not sit at a table at which khamr is consumed." (Ahmad; Tirmidhi has a slightly different version of it also).

Yusuf al-Qaradawi states in his book [i]The Lawful and The Prohibited in Islam[/i] that "Caliph Umar ibn Abdul Aziz used to flog not only those who drank but those who sat with them as well, even if they wre not themselves drinking.

When once he was told of a group of people who were at a drinking party, he ordered that all of them be flogged..." ("Avoiding Drinking Parties" p. 74).

Wow! I guess that as far as the 'authorities' here are concerned 'It's okay in Malaysia!' Is it?

The Marimuthu - Raimah Bibi (Hindu -Muslim Tragedy )

When I watch this clip of the unfortunate couple from Malaysiakini, I feel a deep sadness to see them suffering like this unnecessarily.

Ignorance about the tenets of the faith of Islam caused this Indian Muslim lady to marry Marimuthu, the Hindu rubber tapper.

I learn that Marimuthu had married her in a temple and the temple authorities had acted irresponsibly in officiating the marriage between the two.

From the clip, I can see no sense of being a Muslim on the part of the lady. She doesn't come across as one who even has an inkling of what her duties as a Muslim should be hence she got married in that way.

Blame it on ignorance? Well, one might be excused to say just that.

Now, let's look at Marimuthu's perspective. He ain't that aware of what he did either. They being simple folks didn't think too much of their actions.

I do however wonder how the hospitals registered those 6 children of this couple?

Didn't the Registrar of Births notice the discrepancy that states so clearly that the name of the mother being that of a Muslim and the father a Hindu?
Whoever it was that registered and continued to register the births of the consequentive offsprings born to this mixed up couple had seriously lacked the awareness that something is seriously wrong with the status of that mixed couple!

The failure of the temple authorities to stop the couple from marrying in the first place for the union was going against the laws of this land is the utmost severe crime that they went ahead and solemnized the marriage between Raimah Bibi and Marimuthu without going through the proper procedures.

Even if the lady in question wasn't a practicing Muslim, the folks responsible to have married this poor unfortunate couple must be held responsible for creating this tragedy where this poor Indian Muslim lady and her naive Hindu husband are now the victims of this legal and religious quandary brought about by nothing but sheer ignorance of both the laws of this land and the religious principles of Islam and that of Hinduism.

I do not claim to know much about Hinduism but I am sure that in that belief, they have no qualms about such a union!

There's no doubt howsoever that in Islam it is haram to conduct such a marriage between one who is born as a Muslim to go marry someone who is not!

Today, we have 8 suffering souls who are caught between the legal and religious tussle as a result of sheer ignorance between the unfortunate naive couple who have now been rendered asunder and the mother deprived of custody of her children because she says she didn't know that she was signing away her rights to her children when the lawyers asked her to sign those papers!!!

This is the sorry state of affairs in this country where there live many ignorant folks who do not know a jot about the do's and don't's of the faith they are born into and become hapless pawns in the manipulations of those who have vested interests and hidden agendas.

As usual, the Islamic Religious authorities who failed to sense and nip such problems in the bud, will only come in to impose the rules and regulations on these unfortunates when the situation has gone from bad to worse as in this case!

It saddens my heart to see them suffering like this! The law needs to go after those responsible for this unholy union between the two and haul them to court! Which court?

Now, that's another problem!!! Damn!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Metro Kajang's Faux Pas explained by What a Lulu!

Fellow Malaysian blogger What a Lulu helped to clear the situation and shared with me as to the faux pas committed by the HR Department folks of the Metro Kajang Holding Berhad with regard to that 'discriminatory ad' that they put up stating 'Muslims need not apply' line!

She referred to the clarification by Josh Hong, a contributor to Malaysiakini who took the trouble to call up Metro Kajang at 03 - 8737 2323 to ask the HR why they put up such an ad and shared his findings with the Promuda Yahoogroup here ?

I would like to thank Lulu for being responsible enough as a fellow Malaysian blogger who upon coming to know the truth regarding the Metro Kajang boo boo , promptly updated me about it.

This is what bloggers need to do. We must help to share important news with our fellow bloggers and care for one another by updating each other if we come to know info such as these and help clear the air and be socially proactive.

I am happy to know that this is the reasons why those dimwits worded their ad's in such a way and I hope that they will be more careful in the future before posting such insensitive ads again.

Thanks Lulu! You've saved us a lot of unnecessary heartaches! Xie xie nee !

Uptrend Networks uses the Internet not Investing Online!

I had refrained from writing about my Uptrend Networks business for quite a while because I wanted to just allow things to fall into place and as I figured, eventually the general public have now been made clear as to the difference between Uptrend Networks and all those online internet investment scams that the Securities Commission published.

Sometimes one just has to hold one's peace and let things settle down instead of responding to all those who don't know about us and think that yeah..since we use the internet to carry out our business activities as part of our network marketing, we are questionable as well?

How do we explain to those who are closed in their mindsets and don't know the difference between using the internet as a communications tool and those idiots who blew their savings on online internet investment scams?

After the truth has been proven that Uptrend networks is not associated at all in any way with those fly by night, get rich quick online scams, now I have people sms'g me asking about how to join me in my Uptrend Networks?

Alhamdulillah. We who are Uptrenders have been proven innocent of all those rumors and gossips which were caused by that chap who issued his 'decree'!

Talk about trumpet blowers! That fatwa spewer didn't let out even a squeak of apology to those of us whose income had been seriously affected by his blanket ruling shooting off his mouth like that without being specific and precise as to the guilty parties and use the internet in their investment scams and not libel us Uptrenders who use the internet to carry out our networking business!

Now the people have come to know that Uptrend Networks is a bonafide, legitimate network marketing hybrid business that pays well for those who do the business properly, as the company operates within the laws and regulations of this nation plus all our member countries and is also halal according to the Islamic Syaria laws.

Those who want to know more, you can contact me at 6-016-3969881 for details. Thank you.

American Jew Joseph Cohen embraces Islam

All praises be to Allah, Almighty God who guides those whom He wants to His Faith. Brother Joseph Cohen, an American Jew who was an orthodox Jew is now Yusuff Khattab, a devout Muslim.

Witness how he shares his life changing story from being one who was steeped in Judaism to now being an exemplary symbol of how if God wants , He will give His Taufeek and Hidayah to those who were absolutely opposed to him all these while.

May Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala bless Brother Yusuff Khattab and his family with the goodness of this life here on Earth and in the Hereafter. Ameen.

Yvonne Ridley Becomes Muslim Video

From being a prisoner in Afghanistan, this lady has become a freedom fighter of the Muslims in Britain.

The akhlak @ good behaviors of her captors in Afghanistan opened up her eyes to the realities of Islam and the truth of the faith revealed by Almighty Allah to all mankind.

She is now amongst the prominent British Muslims who are fighting against the Islamophobia being waged by the British Government of Tony Blair, stooge # 1 of the US gone stir crazy warmongering President George Wacko Bush Jr.

It is the likes of Yvonne Ridley who are giving the Muslims in England a voice to speak up for their rights to live in freedom from the hatred and malice being perpetrated against them by the hypocritical West.

Watch her speak her mind in this interview.

* Thank you Brother Khayyam for your tip! :)

Footsteps of the Prophets - S12 EP1 Video

This is a series of documentaries produced by TV3, Malaysia's first private television station.

The 'Jejak Rasul' @ Footsteps of the Prophets showcase the tombs and maqams of Allah's Prophets here on Earth.

This particular episode shows the Maqam of Prophet Ibrahim Alaihis Salam and other relics in Baitul Maqdis @ Jerusalem in Israeli occupied Palestine.

Enjoy the visuals of this centre of Muslim, Christian and Jewish holy site that has been the most hotly contested religious site on Earth.

Metro Kajang's Religious Discrimination against Muslims!

This has to really be the most blatant act of religious discrimination against Muslims here in Malaysia lately!

Thanks to Brother Bakaq for his newsflash on this.

I can understand if the Malaysian Chinese running businesses here were to subtly carry out their preference for Chinese employees in administrative positions by imposing the requirements for Mandarin speaking job applicants for any vacancies they have in their companies.

It's understood that by doing so, the Malays and other ethnicities will naturally be not qualified to apply for the advertised openings in such Chinese owned companies. Undeclared racism.

It's something that drew the Deputy Prime Minister Dato Seri Najib Tun Razak's ire last year and he called for such requirements to be abolished.

I on the other hand called for those Malay unemployed graduates to go learn Mandarin and master that language in order to add value to themselves and stand a better chance to be employed by such discriminating companies.

This outrageous move by Metro Kajang Holdings Berhad should however not be allowed to stand!

It clearly goes against the social contract we have going on here in Malaysia!

Despite all other discriminating methods practiced by each and every ethnicity in their own undeclared ways, this blatant discrimination by a departmental store that does business with all Malaysians, must not be left unchallenged!

I call upon all folks in Kajang to protest against this store and ask the government to step in and teach those idiots of Metro Kajang Holdings management a lesson!

What a bloody shameful act by this company when we are just reaching our nation's golden anniversary of achieving Independence?

Looks like some folks aren't fit to do business here in Malaysia! Revoke their business license!

Or is our nation going to see more religious discrimination by the others from now?

Are we going to nip this clear discrimination in the bud and slap those idiots awake or are they going to get away scotfree with this 'kurang ajar' move against the Muslims of this nation?

What if the major Malaysian Muslim owned corporations and companies start a tit for tat measure?

I want to see what the Islam Hadhari Government of Abdullah Badawi is gonna do about this?

Does Abdullah Badawi have it in him to act against Metro Kajang?

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Islam Today - Dealing with Kufur, Nifaq, Fasiq & Bida'ah Pt 2

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. Ya Mukminina Wal Mukminat, Wal Muslimin na Wal Muslimat. Al Ahya iminhum wal 'Amwat. May the Peace, Mercy and Blessings of Allah be upon you. My sincere wishes that the Guidance and Mercy of Allah be upon the rest. Ameen.

I now move on to the subject of Nifaq.

Nifaq is the act of hypocrisy in one's inner creed and concealing of the person's dislike of submitting to Allah but because of wanting to present to the people that he or she is still a Muslim, the one who has nifaq in his or her heart puts on a show or pretext of being a Believer when in essence he or she is not.

There are two types of the condition of nifaq. First is nifaq nazhari which constitutes an inner belief or self deduced ideals that run contrary to what the Aqeedah of a Muslim entails.

The second is nifaq amali which is having the characteristics of a munafiq towards Allah and the Muslims by showing allegiance to the Kuffars, preferring their company, supporting their causes, breaking promises, constantly lying, being treacherous and committing breach of trust.

There are many amongst us whom we can figure out to be as those who have nifaq in their selfs and we can do so by assessing their actions, words and train of thoughts or expressions. I leave it to you to watch out for them and to know with whom you keep company or befriend.

The Holy Messenger of Allah advised us to choose our companions well for being with the wrong company will only lead us to harmful consequences.

The parable of befriending the perfume seller and avoiding the blacksmith comes to mind. Know the person or persons whom you take to be your friends or advisers. The wrong company will definitely lead you astray. Na'uzubillah! May Allah forbid.


Let us now move on to the matter of Fasiq.

A fasiq is someone who despite claiming to be a Muslim does not refrain from committing all kinds of sins and indulges in the acts which are more akin to that of a Kaffir.

Such persons commit all kinds of fahishah and mungkar like gambling, drinking alcohol, smoking or consuming harmful narcotic drugs.

A fasiq is also someone who doesn't perform the five daily prayers and all other tenets of the faith of Islam.

Such a person claiming to be a Muslim but do none of what a Muslim true to his or her responsibilities and obligations towards Allah, the Prophet, his or her own self, family and ummah is clearly a fasiq and will be judged by Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala as such.

The last subject that I will write about in this post is about the matter of Bida'ah.

Bida'ah is anything that is new or introduced after the completion of the revelations from Allah the Almighty through the Final Messenger in matters concerning the practice and tenets of Islam.

Bida'ah is divided into two aspects. Bida'ah in conviction and bida'ah in actions.

What do I mean by bida'ah in convictions?

Well, it is anything that is introduced into the faith of Islam that runs contrary or diverts from whatever that the Last Messenger of Allah, Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam has left us his Ummah as per his Sunnah and his Hadiths @ Sayings.

I have learned that certain acts that complement or promote the strengthening of faith in a Muslim is welcomed by the scholars of Islam and termed as 'Bida'ah Hasanah' which means 'good innovations or introductions'.

From my point of view, I see no harm in them. The only thing that one has to watch out for is the tendency to make such acts part and parcel of the faith and start making it as a fundamental part of Islam. Such adding ons will only add extra burden to the faith.

Islam is already perfectly and completely revealed by Allah, Almighty God and He has done so through His Final Messenger to us a thousand four hundred years ago.

The changing of times and situations would naturally see a change in people's habits and lifestyles but that does not warrant any acts of introducing or adding on to what is already perfect and for all time as Islam is for all eternity. This is what I as a Muslim think.

Those who aren't Muslims or amongst those who have the abovementioned traits in themselves don't qualify to question why Islam forbids change and prohibits all forms of harmful bida'ah.

Harmful bida'ah is termed 'Bida'ah Lawwamah'. 'Bida'ah Lawwamah' is anything that goes against the basics of the principles and tenets of Islam and when practiced leads to shirk and khurafat which is haram @ forbidden.

I have this to say to the Muslims reading this. You who value your Aqeedah have to wake up to all the realities facing us today and why we need to speak up for our faith.

True Muslims have nothing to be ashamed about. We believe in Allah, Our Creator and Sustainer, Cherisher and Master of the entire universes.

Share with those who have the faculty of reason and rational thought about Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala and our Deen.

Those who choose otherwise can just do as they please here on Earth and face the consequences of their actions both here in the land if the land is ruled according to Allah's Supreme Constitution or be a Kaffir all they want for it is their own choice.

The same thing can't be said for Muslims for we are bound to our covenant with Allah failing which we must face the laws that He has sent down to us through the Holy Messenger and His Final Testament to us all.

My advise to those who wish to become Muslims to take note of all the rewards and birthrights of being one who submits and surrenders to our Creator and also to realize the consequences of running afoul to what Allah the Almighty has decreed for us.

We aren't created by Allah in vain. We have a role to play and are held responsible for our deeds. Those who do good will be rewarded as well both here on Earth and in the Hereafter.

Those who choose to be those who are described as having the traits as stated above will be held responsible for their actions both here and in the next life.

May Allah the Almighty guide us all. Ameen.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Islam Today - Dealing with Kufur, Nifaq, Fasiq & Bida'ah Pt 1

Islam -The very mention of it stirs every Tom, Dick or Harry or in our case, every Ahmad, Ah Seng , Samy to voice out their opinions and views about the Way of Life that Allah the Almighty revealed for us, the Children of Adam, in it's complete form to the Last of Allah's Messenger, the Holy Prophet Muhammad bin Abdullah, Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam a thousand four hundred over years ago.

There is hardly a moment here on Earth where someone , somewhere is not debating about it or trying to pooh pooh it away according to whatever he or she has heard about it or imagine it to be!

If you look at the way some folks speak about Islam and raise their objections and findings about it whenever some other person were to even mention it, you could be forgiven for thinking that that someone broaching the subject must be a master of theology and knows each and everything about it!

You don't have to look far. The internet is chock full of such brilliant minds who sprout ideas from every orifice of their self that the scholars of Islam seem to be so irrelevant compared to such 'Masters of Islam' online today.

The blatant irony of it is that these supposedly 'know it alls' don't even practice or profess the faith in the first place. They are mostly consisting of those who are Kuffars, possess the characteristics of Nifaq, Fasiq and Bida'ah.

Even those who say that they are Muslims but do not practice even a jot of the faith speak as if they are the knowledgeable ones and these are the ones who are making the most noise amongst the people.

You know, those who have Muslim names but are only great pretenders.

Anyway, I couldn't be bothered with such folks for they choose to be so out of their own vocation and desire. Desire to be in the fire...sounds like poetry eh?

Let me start this post by touching on the first subject -Kufur @ Disbelief in Allah

Kufur is an Arabic word that means Disbelief.

It is not an insult but a term. Kaffir is a person who is not a Believer in Allah.
Hope those of you who are not a Muslim understand this clearly.

A Believer in Allah is called a Mukmin or a Muslim.

This is a term that recognizes one who believes in Allah as the Almighty God and Creator of all that is before us and the hidden realms.

By that I mean both the physical worlds and that of the spiritual kind.

  • Disbelieving in Allah being their Creator is what many amongst mankind choose to be because they have yet to realize who they are and what is the consequences of being a Kaffir.
  • Whoever has the slightest doubt in his or her heart that Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala is their Rabb and Master is a Kaffir.
  • Anyone who denies the Existence of Allah or speaks ill of Allah is a Kaffir.
  • Anyone who denies the Right of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala to be worshiped as He Decrees is a Kaffir.
  • Anyone who worships any other thing or being besides Allah is a Kaffir.
  • Anyone who denies, doubts, insults or mocks any of Allah's Names and Attributes as revealed in the Qur'an and shared by the Messenger Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam in his Sunnah or Hadith's is a a Kaffir.
  • Anyone who denies the role of Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam as the Last Messenger of Allah and doubts, mocks, insults or ridicules the Prophet of Allah is a Kaffir.
There are amongst the Kaffir's, those whose hearts are inclined towards the worship of the One God.

I personally have met many of such folks who by nature are excellent human beings save only for the matter of this coming to realize that it is none other than Allah whom they are seeking for.

These are the ones whom even Allah tells us about the ones in whose heart reign the goodness of their fitrah @ natural sense of good character to be amongst those who seek the Mercy of Allah but they are caught in the traditions and cultures of their kind.

This is why we who are Muslims must take heed of what Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala Commands us in Surah An Nahl Chapter 16 Verse 125 in the Holy Qur'an.

"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".

Mankind has over Time been obstinate in the matter of submitting to Allah due to the reason that many are slaves to their own ego.

Ego that they know better. Ego that they are the masters of their own destiny. They call the shots. They decide this and that . Well, I have just one question to ask of such folks.

Where are those who had been as arrogant as they are now who had lived before them and those before them and those who through time had thought that they knew better than the rest?

Where the hell are all those idiots who strutted about on Earth as if they are the know it all's?

Where? Pray tell me. Well, it's absolutely obvious isn't it? All those smart alecs or smart asses have kicked the bucket so to speak. Reduced to nothingness. Earth to earth and dust to dust!

None stays immortal save for Allah the Almighty Who despite Mankind's recalcitrant ways still bestows upon us our sustenance, our life's as we have it with us and allows us to choose how to live but doesn't leave us on our own.

Almighty Allah the Most Merciful Most Compassionate sent to us prophets after prophets, messengers after messengers ending with the Last Messenger above all other Messengers, Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam.

We have with us the Last Testament of Allah and the Hadiths of His Prophet as our Complete Guide to live our life's according to the Will of Allah.

I pray that you will do your bit to study about all these and catch up with the continuation of this subject in my following posts.

May the Truth be with you. Ameen.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Apostasy and Islam in Malaysia - Get your facts right!

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh O Mukmins! May the Peace, Mercy and Blessings of Allah be upon you. May the Guidance and Mercy of Allah also be upon you the Unbelievers. Insya Allah.

For a faith that makes it compulsory to greet one another with such a beautiful prayer, it is ironic to see it's adherents be castigated and accused wrongly of being rigid and unrelenting by those who would not want to learn anything about the very faith they are waging war against!

I understand that for folks who have been fed negative news and the wrong input over the years and media manipulation by certain elements of the press and print industry, whatever they read and see on the 'news' is the 'truth' and nothing but the 'truth'. Yeah...right!

The problem with the world is that people will always swallow hook, line and sinker whatever anyone writes bashing Islam and the Muslims. It's like the 'in thing' to do nowadays.

Islam with it's teetotaler puritanical tenets and principles comes forth as a faith that to the uninitiated will scare the hell out of any hedonistic couldn't care less soul and seem to be a 'killjoy' religion. (no reference to the apostate in Malaysia)

The DAP is spearheading this awareness about the apostasy case concerning Lina Joy to maybe provide an outlet to let those who are concerned for their newfound sister in the Christian belief air their views or fears about their rights of freedom to practice their individual faiths or maybe it is just another vehicle to boost their political mileage.

We can't blame them. If not the DAP, some other party will try to be the champion and bring the media attention and focus on them. This is just part and parcel of being a political party. You don't make noise; no one knows you! Hence , I understand their actions lately.

I do feel that we who are Muslims need to do our part to help clear the air about what Islam's stand is on this sensitive but very important matter.

We who are Muslims believe in Allah the Most High as our Lord and Creator and have faith in Him.

We also declare that Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam as Allah's Last and Final Messenger and we believe in all that the Holy Prophet (May Peace and the Blessings of Allah be upon him) has left us as his Sunnah @ Example and his sayings @ hadiths to judge or rule by together with what Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala has revealed in His Qur'an.

We who are Muslims in the truest sense must not doubt the Holy Qur'an al Kareem and the authentic Hadiths of the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam.

Anyone amongst the Muslims who doubt or deny the Laws of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala or does not ascribe exactly to what the Prophet Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam decreed as the apt reward or punishment for any one act of a Muslim or Non Muslim living under the rule of a Muslim nation is deemed to be guilty of disobeying Allah SWT and His Messenger.

As a Muslim, I subscribe to what is in the Qur'an and the authentic Hadiths.

Here is what the Hadiths have to say about the apt punishment for an apostate from Islam.

Click on to the picture here to see it in a larger view.

It is from the Book of Jinayat (Offenses). Page 408.

Let's take a look at the first relevant hadith. No.993
Narrated by Ibn Mas'ud Radhiallahu Anhu :

Allah's Messenger Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam said : "The blood of a Muslim who testifies that there is no god but Allah and that I am Allah's Messenger' may not be lawfully shed but for one of three reasons :
  • a married man who commits fornication ( adultery)
  • a life for a life ( murder, manslaughter, unjustified killing)
  • one who turns away from his (or her) religion and abandons his (or her) community."
In the next authentic hadith narrated by none other but the Holy Prophet's wife herself, Saiyidatina Aisha Radhiallahu Anha :

Allah's Messenger Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam said : " A Muslim may be lawfully killed only for one of three behaviors:
  • a married man who commits fornication, in which case he should be stoned to death
  • a man who kills a Muslim deliberately ; for which he should be killed
  • and a man (or woman) who apostatizes from Islam and fights (legal action?) with Allah and His Messenger, in which case he (or she) should be killed, or crucified, or banished from the land (of the Muslims)."
Reported by Abu Da'ud and An-Nasa'i.

This is just two amongst many authentic hadiths of Allah's Messenger which states crystal clearly what needs to be done by any Muslim ruler worth his salt to prescribe the above stated punishments for the stated crimes.

I ask all you Malaysians here : 'How many of such criminals here has been stoned to death?' How many criminals who have been proven guilty of all such crimes and many others been punished according to the authentic hadiths of the Holy Prophet Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam which he wouldn't have stated as such without the revelations from Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala Himself?

I dare say not one criminal amongst the Muslims here in Malaysia has ever been punished according to the Hadiths of the Prophet Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam since this nation became 'independent' from the British Colonial rule!

We pay more attention and squabble over the definitions of man made laws drawn up by the British Lord Reid than we do to the Supreme Constitution of Allah the Almighty!

The Syariah Courts that we have here do not mete out punishments to the letter as what Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala and His Messenger decreed upon those of us who say that we are Muslims!

By all means, please prove me wrong and I will be a very happy Muslim.

We just pay lip service to saying that the Syariah supercedes over the civil laws when it comes to punishing Muslims as per what Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala orders us to do.

Those of you who are all worked up over this Lina Joy case should understand that the true Syariah Laws aren't being put to practice here in the Kingdom of Malaysia.

The most that these watered down Syariah laws in Malaysia prescribe are just fines or imprisonment and even those have been proven to be ineffective to stem the rising spate of vicious crimes committed by Muslims and Non Muslims alike.

What we have is a direct disobedience to Almighty Allah and the Messenger Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam.

All those of you who are Syarie lawyers, am I being right or wrong? Yes or no?

Please enlighten me with the true status of the Syariah Laws we have here.

I may not be a legal practitioner but hello, what I quote from is but the authentic Hadiths of the Prophet Muhammad Rasulullah Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam.

As for you who aren't Muslims, please do not get worked up over this matter for your dear new found sister is not in any danger of having even a hair of hers harmed by the Syariah system we have here. No worries. Everything's okay. That's as far as the justice system here goes by.

Since many are 'concerned' about this case hence I feel it is just right to share with you what Allah the Almighty and His Prophet have decreed for us to judge this case by.

Learn about what's the truth in Islam before jumping to conclusions or believing any gossips or rumor or the internet Parliament.

May the Truth prevail. Ameen.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

YB Salahudin Haji Ayub - National PAS Youth Chief Interview

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. May the Peace, Blessings and Mercy of Allah be upon you.

I met the Member of Parliament for Kubang Kerian, Kelantan YB Salahudin Haji Ayub who is also the National PAS Youth Chief yesterday at his office in the new PAS HQ at Jalan Raja Laut in conjunction with my study and research as to how to bring about a better understanding between the Muslims here in Malaysia.

I also met him to see how PAS can work with the other political parties here to help clear the confusion and concerns regarding the need to have more active interfaith dialogues between the various faiths and multi ethnicities of Malaysia.

Sometimes, one has to go meet people personally in order to be able to know them better instead of just relying on hearsay and media reports or personal assumptions that we make based on the newspapers or magazines or even online websites.

I met him at 3.00pm sharp as agreed and he was very amiable and welcomed me earnestly to his office.

The surroundings were modern and looked very clean. The new PAS HQ is right smack in Jalan Raja Laut, once a notorious sin spot but now getting caught up with the fast pace of progress and development which seems to be always the case with a metropolitan city such as Kuala Lumpur.

There weren't that many people in the building and access was by a security card system. I foresee a very great opportunity for PAS to turn the building into a sanctuary for all the people staying around there for some peace and tranquility away from the hustle and bustle of the never ending traffic passing through the main thoroughfare of the KL central business district.

We exchanged greetings and YB Salahudin invited me to take my seat and I was impressed by his charming demeanor and courtesy which he showed. The man is soft spoken and paid good attention to what I had to say and share.

Here is his background and biography.

Salahudin bin Haji Ayub was born on Friday the 22nd in the Islamic calendar month of Jamadil Akhir , 1381 AH - 1st of December 1961 C.E.

He was born in Kg. Serkat, Pontian, Johor to a mixed parentage. His father, Haji Ayub bin Omar is a Malay whilst his mother, Aminah binti Abdullah is a Chinese.

Salahudin attended his primary schooling at Sekolah Rendah Inggeris Serkat, Pontian from 1967 to 1973. He then attended his secondary schooling at Sekolah Menengah Inggeris Telok Kerang, Pontian from 1974 to 1976.

He had furthered his Islamic religious studies at Sekolah Agama Kerajaan Johor in 1977 and passed with a special mention in the field.

Transferred to Sekolah Menengah Sri Perhentian, Pontian in the same year from 1977 to 1978 and then to Sekolah Menengah Datuk Penggawa Barat for another year from 1979 to 1980.

Salahudin had graduated with a Diploma in Business Management at Kolej Tunku Abdul Rahman (KTAR) from 1982 to 1983 and then obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in the Science of Human Development at Universiti Putra Malaysia.

He married Fatimah Taha in 1985 and has six children with her.

Salahudin Haji Ayub started working as a Financial Officer with MUI Bank in 1980 before getting active in politics totally in 1983.

He first started getting active in the Islamic movement when he joined ABIM @ Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia or the Malaysian Islamic Youth Movement and held the office as the Secretary of ABIM Pontian from 1981 to 1983.

In 1983, he was active with the PAS leadership and became the Deputy Yang Dipertua of PAS Pontian from 1983 to 1987.

He was then elected to be the Youth Chief of the Pontian PAS Youth Council from 1987 to 1989.

Chief of the PAS Johor Youth Council from 1989 to 1999.

Executive Councillor of the Central PAS Youth Council from 1991 to 1995. He was also entrusted with the post of the Head of the Agricultural Bureau of the Central Youth Council of PAS from 1993 to 1995.

Salahudin was elected to be the Information Head of the Central Youth Council of PAS from 1995 to 1997. Head of the Information and Dakwah Bureau of the Central Youth council of PAS from 1995 to 1997.

Apart from that, he was elected to be the Information Chief of PAS Johor and also as the Secretary of the Central Youth Council of PAS from 1997 to 1999.

He was also elected to be the Vice Head of the Central Youth Council of PAS from 1999 to 2001.

Head of the National Communications Bureau of the Central Youth council of PAS for the same period and as the Communications Secretary of PAS Johor in 2001.

Deputy Commissioner of PAS Johor and as the Head of the International Bureau of the Central Youth Council of PAS from 2001 to 2003. He also served as the Head of the Consumer Affairs and Environmental Issues of Central PAS in the same period.

Deputy Head of the Central Youth council of PAS from 2001 to 2003 and Head of the Central Youth Council of PAS from 2003 till the present.

It boggles my mind to read about his participation of so many of PAS's activities that I wonder how the man managed to even spare some time to even breathe?

Hehehehehe...Well, that's what happens when one goes into politics, eh? Exhaustive work I say!

In the General Elections of Malaysia in 2004, Salahudin Haji Ayub was elected by the voters of Kubang Kerian, Kelantan to be their Member of Parliament.

Among the highlights of his life has been :
  • headed several mercy missions of PAS Central Youth Council to Kosovo in 1999
  • sent to prison in 2001 for being involved in the Anti Israel cricket Team tour protest
  • headed mercy missions of PAS Central Youth Council to Afghanistan in 2002
  • headed mercy missions of PAS Central Youth Council to Vietnam in 2002
  • headed mercy missions of PAS Central Youth Council to Iraq in 2003
  • engaging in a 'Debat Perdana' @ Prime Debate with Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz (currently the Minister in charge of the Malaysian Parliament) in 2003
  • taking part in the Assembly of Malaysian Youth to express support for the people of Lebanon by all the national political parties of Malaysia in 2006.
  • headed mercy missions of PAS Central Youth Council to Lebanon in 2006.
YB Salahudin Haji Ayub has been appointed by the Government of Malaysia while being an MP to sit in the Malaysian Parliament Special Committee on National Unity and the National Service Program.

He is also a member of the International Parliamentary Organization (IPO) and a member of the Defense Caucus of Humanitarian Struggle.

Phew!!! That was exhausting!

I spoke to him about the concern many Malaysians have about the current state of affairs concerning the subject of apostasy of certain individuals from the Muslims here in Malaysia and why PAS needs to play an active part in explaining about these matters to Malaysians, both Muslims and Non Muslims.

After settling down, I set up my tape recorder on his table and got about speaking from my heart.

He asked whether I knew Sheih @ Kickdefella. Well, I admitted knowing about him as a blogger and been reading his writings too.

I then told him of my background and about what I have done and am doing to further the cause of Islam and the Muslims through my Dakwah efforts both online and offline.

Shared with him about my facing Karpal Singh at the Forum Keadilan held way back in the Dewan Sri Pinang , Penang in 1999.

Alhamdulillah , Karpal apologized for his anti Islam stand and 'cross his dead body statement if anyone wanted to set up an Islamic State here in Malaysia.

I then shared with YB Salahudin that I think it's high time for PAS to have a paradigm shift.

All the old style of 'bashing your opponent senseless' with vitriolic abuses and 'holier than thou' attitude has failed the only Malaysian Islamic political party from making inroads to the hearts and minds of this nation save for the State of Kelantan Darul Naim.

We spoke in both English and Malay. I am impressed to see him being able to relate and respond well in English. That's the reward of attending the primary schooling in those years back then. He's only 3 years younger than me so we more around grew up in the same era.

I also touched on the way HARAKAH has been publishing since it's inception. I shared with him my concerns about the party's newspaper always headlining negative issues no doubt being true but being so doesn't help to further the cause of this party to reach out to the masses.

He agreed and promised to see to it that he will share these concerns with the editors. Why must HARAKAH come to be known as the 'bad news brown' newspaper?

I for one feel that there are so many good things that PAS has done but it is not being featured. It is delegated to the inner pages or is even not mentioned or reported on at all by the paper.

You keep lambasting people day in, day out, accuse this fella of that, that fella of this, what do you expect to be regarded as after all those years of being a negative reporter?

Hell, people will shun you. They will keep a wide berth away from you. Same thing goes for newspapers. I am not saying that we can't write about the bad stuff.

Write if you must or even as a precautionary advice but you have to live and breathe negativity 24 /7?

That's my humble opinion that I shared with YB Salahudin, the National PAS Youth Chief. I also related to him how I flinched and grimaced watching the live web telecast of the recent PAS Muktamar held in Kota Bharu, Kelantan.

There was this PAS ulama, can't recall his name- was too bloody upset. He was castigating UMNO as the 'Setan Besar' @ 'Big Satan'! Tch..tch..tch..tch!!!

This was the kind of behavior that puts off so many Malaysians, Muslims and Non Muslims alike and those in between, the Muslims in Name Only! Hehehehehe...back to my topic! :D

This is the kind of behavior that PAS's Ulamaks need to be cleansed off.

Maybe even be exorcised! Please forgive me for using such a word but I am being absolutely honest and frank here!

This habit has t0 go if PAS wants to see some changes in its future!

Malaysians know that PAS is the least corrupt party here in this nation compared to others but it still has a lot of paradigm shifting to do and a lot of spring cleaning of the hearts and minds of its leaders as well as of its members to be expressly carried out...IF it wants to still lead this nation.

I also reminded YB Salahudin of the old Malay saying of achieving our objectives but in a way that is full of wisdom and commonsense :

" Bagai menarik rambut dari tepong; rambut jangan sampai terputus, tepong jangan sampai berselerak" which means 'As pulling a hair from the flour ; not to have the hair snap off or let the flour be spilled'.

I also shared with him my own saying which is a bit more direct : "Bagai merejam lembing ketengah dada, tembus sampai ke belakang, namun apabila menarik keluar lembing tersebut, tak setitis darah yang keluar!"

which in the English version would be :

' As plunging a spear right through the chest till it protrudes from the back and withdrawing that spear without spilling even a drop of blood!'

What I meant by that is to achieve our objectives of sharing the truth about what Islam is and what it is not by using the proper methods of Dakwah and not incur the wrath of the masses by coming across as being so holy moly.
PAS needs to reformat its system and its methods of operations if it really wants to come across as a viable alternative to the BN.

It also has to be big enough to admit its mistakes and reach out to the Malaysian people sincerely and courageously.

There is just so much that PAS and its leaders can do to fight for the truth, justice and freedom that each and everyone of us so desire to see in our beloved nation.

All it takes is the strength to realize one's slip ups and return to the basics of the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam and see to it that it is practiced by each and everyone of its members.

I shared with him the response and reactions from the Malaysia Today readers who expressed support and admiration for PAS when I has written about the PAS Muslimats Team Dakwah Walkabout around the vice areas of Jalan Raja Laut and their reaching out to the unfortunates caught up in the flesh trade by handing out goodies bags without looking down on such folks.

Many of the Malaysia Today readers had expressed their support for PAS doing something that no other political party had ever done for those people whom many shun away from or stigmatize for obvious reasons.

It is these kind of unimaginable actions by PAS that has won them many accolades from those who are known to be very caustic and tough in their comments in the leading alternative news web blog run by Raja Petra Kamaruddin.

As proven, mere talk does nothing to further one's cause. Actions speak louder than words and in this case, PAS scored all 'A's in my book!

This one event is not enough. PAS needs to be more pro active and do what it can within it's means to show us Malaysians what it can do for the people of Kelantan.

The Lojing Highlands issue is one case where PAS needs to show its accountability and ability to rectify the situation there by taking to tasks all those who are responsible for the deforestation and ensuing ecological disaster there where the mountains or hills have been stripped bare just as they have been at the Bukit Cerakah, Shah Alam in Selangor.

Back to what I shared with YB Salahudin.

I then raised the matter of setting up an Islamic Center there in the PAS HQ to cater to sharing the knowledge and truth of Islam to all those in the vicinity.

I also spoke to YB Salahudin of the need of PAS to groom the its youth leaders to be better in their personal capacities as the future Malaysian political activists.

I also shared with him the urgent need by PAS to turn them into good Da'ee's able to reach out and teach the Malaysian public about the faith of Islam as it really is and not as it is purported to be, by those who know nuts about it or those who are hypocrites and try to sink the ship from within. You know what I mean.

The Malaysian people have been fed the wrong picture about PAS all these while and I as a blog writer intend to show the world what PAS really is and to also help PAS to rid itself of it's barnacles and remora's that are sucking the life out of it and needs to do a total makeover if it wants to still be in the race to lead this nation.

YB Salahudin asked me about what I think of PAS?

I told him point blank that to me I know that PAS means well internally and is struggling its very best to uphold the Commandments of Allah but the way it is going now is just not right.

I told YB Salahudin that PAS's image has been damaged by all those 'fire and brimstones preachers' who so love to castigate people at the public lectures and thus portray a very threatening picture of being overly authoritative and harsh.

We must be firm when it comes to upholding the Laws of Allah but we don't have to be so harsh!

Use the wisdom that Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala has bestowed within us and follow the Command of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala enjoins us as per the Surah An Nahl Verse 125 in the Holy Qur'an Al Kareem.

" Invite all (mankind) to the Way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching and reason (argue, discuss, debate) with them (those who do not believe) in ways that are best and most gracious".

I also reminded him how the main media has been playing out PAS all these while by clever editing and manipulating the data and visual clips that they take of the PAS speakers blowing off their steam and losing control of their emotions due to instigations or their own plain foolishness as a result of losing their cool and outbursts in public!

I also advised him to learn of other's mistakes especially that of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in forgetting that he is not an ordinary bloke to just let go as he did in Ijok.

Hehehehehe...the poor man was just having a good time dancing to the beat and rhythm of the Indian percussion but what happened?

RTM cleverly edited that clip of Anwar doing the 'jig' and was flashed over and over again by RTM and TV3 to highlight to the general public watching the news that 'Hello! Look at this over confident fellow! Don't you want to prove him wrong and teach him and PKR a lesson?'

Khalid Ibrahim's boo boo also cost them the precious votes!

The media can make or bake any issues to either be an advantage to you or cause your downfall. They will even steamroll you over and over again till you are nothing in the people's eyes!

Very powerful! The media. Don't play play with them!
As Phua Chu Kang would say!

I also warned him of the consequences of false reporting by any media who have an agenda against him or anyone else here on Earth.

Even though we know that pictures can be superimposed with today's technology and we can do a forensic test to determine the authenticity of any visual image, once your reputation is tarnished, the damage will have been done!

So he has to be careful in his daily going abouts as not to be caught in any compromising situations. May Allah forbid!

Datuk Seri Anwar's character assassination by his enemies stands as an eternal reminder of how vicious our media can be. Till this day, his enemies still play up his kopi dangdut joget videoclips and then his preaching from the pulpit as a contrasting scenario online.

May Allah have mercy on the poor man. His is a situation that none should ever have to experience. He is however still magnanimous enough to want to forgive and forget!

I don't think there are that many persons on Earth who would be so forgiving!

I know that any other person so victimized like that would have gone berserk and gone after the perpetrators with a bloody parang and chopped them up to pieces. That would be the natural reactions from any other person or maybe it's just my over imagination! :D

People are very easily influenced by visual images and will believe just anything that is shown to them. So, I advised him to watch out not to be caught in a similar situation. God knows who is out to disturb him or anyone else for the matter. As they say, politics is dirty.

Even if we try our level best not to be with the swine, sometimes the swine can come chasing after us! :P May Allah protect us all. Ameen. As a public figure, he has to watch out for all that he can.

PAS has to do a lot of spring cleaning if it is serious in wanting to rule over us. Its not impossible but they have really got a lot of changing to do and take advantage of the modern science and technology we have today.

PAS has to master the IT world and do a better job in sharing its ideas and its activities with us. People are hungry for justice. If PAS goes about its affairs in a more visible, respectable manner and reduce all that namecalling, labelling of UMNO as the Syaitans , this and that, then PAS stands a very big chance to gain over the Malaysians to its side.

Islam that PAS champions is the God given faith that is the right of all of us mankind here.

How it goes about sharing the news and views of Islam with all of us will determine the outcome of the next GE or the one after it?

History shows us how the big and mighty crumble before those who are honest and sincere and courageous in fighting for the truth and nothing but the truth but there must be a way to achieve it.

I then expressed to him about my main wish. My wish to see PAS and UMNO be one jamaah!

Remember, I wrote about the United Muslims National Organization?

I recall Tuan Guru Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat declaring before that the moment UMNO upholds the Qur'an as this nation's Supreme Constitution and puts it to practice, PAS will disband immediately and join its fold as brothers to one another that we truly are!

YB Salahudin shared with me that he has been making efforts to meet up with Pemuda UMNO and has been making contact with Datuk Seri Hishamudin Tun Hussein Onn and the other top leaders.

Well, to me that is a start and should be encouraged. I would love to go on but it's time for me to go fetch my missus.

Will continue when I am free. See you all soon. Take care and May Allah SWT bless us all.