I refer to the case of Madam Rukumony Muthiah, whose son Allahyarham Mohamed Redzuan Abdullah (formerly Ragu Ellaiappan) a Malaysian Army Ranger who passed away in 2000 at the age of 23, leaving her as the only named beneficiary for his insurance death benefit amounting to RM56,300 as reported here.
From the report, it seems that JAWI is holding on to the money and refusing to hand over the money in total to Madam Rukumony on the grounds that she is a Hindu! The report states that JAWI has offered instead to hand over 80% of the death benefits money to her!
What the hell kind of injustice is this?
Islam places the highest respect for the mother!
Rasul Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam has stated so when asked by a man as to whom must he show the highest respect to after Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala and the Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam himself?
The Prophet SAW answered " To your mother!"
When asked by the man, "Then to whom?"
The Prophet SAW answered, " To your mother!"
and the man asked again, " After that to whom?"
and again the Holy Prophet SAW answered, " Your mother!"
to which the man asked again, " After that?"
and the Prophet Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam answered, " Your father!".
Islam recognizes the tremendous sacrifices that the mother has made in conceiving and carrying us in our mother's womb, suffering from all inconveniences and immeasurable pain all those long nine months of pregnancy.
The sins of the mother are all wiped out from her records once she delivers the baby and her name is entered in the portals of Jannahtul Firdaus @ the highest Paradise pending her evaluation as to her faith in Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala and His Mercy upon her soul.
Such is the highest standards of love and respect plus care that mothers are given to in true Islamic teachings!
It is absolutely wrong for JAWI or any other Islamic Deprtment here or anywhere on Earth to deny the mother what she is truly entitled for as in this case!
Who gave birth to the late Allahyarham Mohamed Redzuan Abdullah?
Was it not Madam Rukumony Muthiah?
She is his mother no matter what! She has total rights to him no matter that he became a Muslim and died as one!
Her stature and status is not diminished in any which way!!!
Do the right thing and absolve yourselves of the grievous fitnah of causing further distress to her already saddened heart in losing her son and living life alone at this 61years of age as a widow.
Where is your commonsense in dealing with such matters?
JAWI does not need to take a sen of that money! It does not belong to you! You already have millions in government allocations, grants, allowances, etcetera.
The Baitulmal is flushed with cash and does not need to steal a Hindu mother's inheritance from her dead Muslim son!
Do not dishonor Islam by doing this abhorrable act of stealing from the poor and oppressed!
I for one think that it is HARAM to touch even half a sen of that insurance death benefit from a son to his mother!!!
Enough red tape and official bureaucracy in this case! Wake up and correct this injustice at once!
It's been 8 long years already! What bloody hell kind of administrative bullshit is this?
I am saddened to see this happening and it crushes my heart to read this in websites such as Malaysiakini and in the Straits Times of Singapore.
Do the right thing! Hand over the money due to the Hindu mother and apologize to her failing which you will just incur the Wrath of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala in committing this injustice in the name of Islam, which clearly raises the status of the mother 3 times above even the father as stated by none other than the Greatest Messenger and Mercy of Allah the Most Compassionate God of us all!
It is attitudes like these which besmear Islam for the egoistical megalomaniacs lording over us in the name of officialdom!
It is nothing but pure arrogance that blinds them to performing their duties as civil servants to us all.
Return the money to the mother or suffer the consequences both here and in the hereafter!
La haula wala quwwata illa billahil aliyyil adzhim bil sultanik!