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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.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I applaud your niat, but disagree with your style.

It is good to hope that they will stop fingering each other in public, but do you think humiliating them in front of hundreds of others is a good idea?

I'm sure these hundreds of others listened to each word you said, words that should just go to the couple. What's wrong with asking them politely aside, and having a heart to heart talk with just the two of them?

Here's why not of becoming a moral police = people who have the tendency to do moral policing lack the tact, the patience, and the hikmah to actually change these sinners. We need people who understand religion, understand dakwah. Or else we will have all sorts of vigilante groups yelling at people holding hands in public places.

With the change in mentality of these sinners, our dakwah has also need to evolve, instead relying on yelling at people in public.

mahaguru58 said...

Assalamualaikum Brother Firdaus,

Jazakallah for writing to me and sharing your thoughts. You may have your points about me castigating the couple but I do not regret doing so.

This is not the first time I have upheld 'Amar Makruf Nahi Mungkar' my way.

There is just too much maksiat taking place in this gone stir crazy nation and excuse me...I don't have time to be an apologist and roll out the red carpet for the two offenders or any other folks to ' Excuse me...can you please stop your nonsense..etc'!

Tough times call for tough measures and I heed only Allah SWT and not beat around the bush when I need to take action.

If I am wrong, let Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala deal with me.

I am who I am. I welcome you to go and whisper into their ears if you should see them committing maksiat before you and you will see lots of that happening all around you everywhere you turn to in this land of 'Islam Hadhari'.

As for me, I'll do it my way! You not happy about it, too bad.

Study the hadith of Rasul SAW well concerning 'Amar Makruf Nahi Mungkar'.

You wanna be the good gentle guy, go ahead by all means. No objections at all.

There are lots of 'gentle guys' around here in Malaysia but I am sorry not to be one.

I am afraid that MG58 is just a rough n tough individual when I need to be so. To each their own!

Friend from Texas said...

Could this be why all Muslim countries ban the sale and possession of firearms? Perhaps it is actually to protect people like you : D

DevilsMark said...

If anyone did that to me, I'd tell them to f* off.

If they persisted, I'd beat the crap out of them.

And if they're not happy about it, too bad.

If you go around looking for trouble, some day, it's going to find you.

mahaguru58 said...

Hahahahaha...dear FFT!

I don't give a shit about the lowlifes who can't stomach my reactions to all the nonsense going on in our beloved country!

I have always said my piece as I see fit. If I was a bloody coward, I wouldn't be doing what I do or speak as I blog here, would I?

I fear only Allah bro. I respect those amongst us who deserve respect but will admonish those who need to be 'advised'.

Realize that each and everyone of us is heading towards Death by each and every passing second!

There's a Malay saying I hold true to my heart.

'Biar mati bergalang tanah ; dari hidup berputih mata!'

Are we denied the freedom to speak our mind and we all ought to be nothing more than numbskulls biding our time when Saiyidina Izra'el Alaihissalm comes a calling?

If I am to fear what you are conjuring up in your mind as to the consequences that might befall me and cower away in fear, I wouldn't be blogging here, my friend.

'Qullu nafsin iza iqatul maut!'

Everything that breathes shall meet it's ultimate end-Death.

Where are all those Emperors, Kings, Sultans, Maharajah's, Agongs, Primiers, Presidents, Shah's, Amir's, etcetera who used to rule over the millions and millions of their subjects of yesteryears?

They have all returned to their origin-Earth to Earth;Dust to Dust!

Another thought worth pondering upon is the one said by Sydney Smith, an English clergyman and writer.

" To do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Smith

~ Life is short brother.

Make it worth our while without leaving a legacy of failure but a story of our efforts to improve our lot and of our society.

I for one have never shied away from taking the bull by its horns so to speak.

Live as a man or die as a bloody coward.

Thought u had me figured out already, dear FFT! :D

Anonymous said...

At times like these, it is good to know those in the right path do not need to be at odds.

Perhaps we do need the strong swords of Umar and Hamzah, to complement the gentle hands of Abu Bakar.

In a way, your strength is to be admired.

Thanks for taking time to respond.

mahaguru58 said...

Assalamualaikum brother Firdaus,

Jazakallah for your reply. May Allah SWT guide us all. Ameen.

Wassalamualaikum wr wb.

mahaguru58 said...

Welcome back O Accursed One! :D

No worries! As far as u r concerned, I wouldn't bat an eyelid at yr pranks.

U can do as u please! U r the bloody Devil, aren't u?

No point in trying to preach to u!

Hahahahaha! U r after all the Satan!

Would be pretty stupid to try correct the one who is the supreme scapegoat for all evil on earth! :P