I would like to touch on this matter which many shy away from speaking because to me as a Malaysian Muslim Blogger who is concerned about the way the Opposition BN Pact are going about instigating racial unrest in my home state, I feel that this is something very serious and needs to be nipped in the bud by the Malaysian Federal Government.
I know that the Malaysian Federal Government is being led by the Barisan Nasional and UMNO is the leading party of the just defeated coalition in the 5 Northern States of Penang, Kedah, Kelantan, Perak and Selangor.
Yet I do believe that there are still some of those left in the BN who would be aware of the consequences of letting the racist elements of those in Penang's UMNO get away with their illegal and criminal manner of instigating the Malay masses in Penang to participate in such a protest as what took place the other day around the State Government of Penang's offices in KOMTAR?
We all know that the situation in Penang's UMNO is unique.
At first glance of those who claim to be Malays in that UMNO Division will clearly show you the faces that are more Indian Muslims than Malays.
The reality is that in their zeal to be accepted and considered as Malays, the Indian Muslims of Penang come across as those who are more racist and more Ultra Malays than the Malays themselves!
To me as a Muslim, race or ethnicity makes no difference for it is the level of 'Iman' @ Faith and' Amal' @ Deeds that are more important!
You can be white, brown, yellow or black for the matter, it makes no difference to me.
The Greatest Messenger of Allah the Most Merciful Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam pointed this out to us the entire Mankind in his Final Sermon @ the Khutba Al Wida.
This sermon was delivered on the Ninth day of Dhul al Hijjah 10 A.H. in the 'Uranah valley of Mount Arafat.
The Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam led the Pilgrims from Makkah through the Valley of Mina and up to the Mountain of Arafat and then stopped them in the Valley of Uranah.
They stood in front of him silently as he sat on his camel; and then he delivered a sermon which was later to be known as the Farewell Sermon just as the pilgrimage itself was called the Farewell Pilgrimage.
Although it was his first Pilgrimage, it was also his last and therefore his only pilgrimage.
With such a large crowd, his voice could not reach out to all those who were present.
He therefore asked Rab'ah Ibn Umayya Ibn Khalaf, who was known to have a loud voice, to repeat the sermon after him, sentence by sentence so that everyone could hear.
After praising, and thanking God, Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam said:
"O People, listen well to my words, for I do not know whether, after this year, I shall ever be amongst you again.
Therefore listen to what I am saying to you very carefully and take these words to those who could not be present today.
O People, just as you regard this month, this day, this city as Sacred, so regard the life and property of every Muslim as a sacred trust.
Return the goods entrusted to you to their rightful owners.
Treat others justly so that no one would be unjust to you.
Remember that you will indeed meet your LORD, and that HE will indeed reckon your deeds.
God has forbidden you to take usury @ interest (riba), therefore all riba obligation shall henceforth be waived.
Your capital , however, is yours to keep. You will neither inflict nor suffer inequity.
God has judged that there shall be no riba and that all the riba due to `Abbas ibn `Abd al Muttalib (The Prophet's Uncle) shall henceforth be waived.
Every right arising out of homicide in pre-Islamic days is henceforth waived and the first such right that I waive is that arising from the murder of Rabi`ah ibn al Harith ibn `Abd al Muttalib.
O Men, the Unbelievers indulge in tampering with the calendar in order to make permissible that which God forbade, and to forbid that which God has made permissible.
With God the months are twelve in number. Four of them are sacred, three of these are successive and one occurs singly between the months of Jumada and Shaa`ban.
Beware of the devil, for the safety of your religion.
He has lost all hope that he will ever be able to lead you astray in big things, so beware of following him in small things.
O People, it is true that you have certain rights over your women, but they also have rights over you.
Remember that you have taken them as your wives only under God's trust and with His permission.
If they abide by your right then to them belongs the right to be fed and clothed in kindness.
Treat your women well and be kind to them, for they are your partners and committed helpers.
It is your right that they do not make friends with anyone of whom you do not approve, as well as never to be unchaste...
O People, listen to me in earnest!
Worship God (The One Creator of the Universe),
Perform your five daily prayers (Solat),
Fast during the month of Ramadan, and
Give your financial obligation (zakat 2.5%) of your wealth.
Perform Hajj if you can afford to.
All mankind is from Adam and Eve:
- an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab
- nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab
- also a white has no superiority over a black
- nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good actions.
Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood.
Nothing shall be legitimate to a Muslim which belongs to a fellow Muslim unless it was given freely and willingly. Do not, therefore, do injustice to yourselves.
Remember, one day you will appear before God (The Creator) and you will answer for your deeds.
So beware, do not stray from the path of righteousness after I am gone.
O People, no prophet or messenger will come after me and no new faith will be born.
Reason well, therefore, O People, and understand these words which I convey to you.
I am leaving you with the Book of God (the Holy Qur'an) and my Sunnah (the life style and the behavioral mode of the Prophet), if you follow them you will never go astray.
All those who listen to me shall pass on my words to others and those to others again; and may the last ones understand my words better than those who listen to me directly. < (The Prophet is referring to us!)
Be my witness O God, that I have conveyed your message to your people.
As part of this sermon, Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam then recited to them a Revelation from Allah which he had just received:
This day the disbelievers despair of prevailing against your religion, so fear them not, but fear Me (Allah)! This day have I perfected for you your religion and fulfilled My favor unto you, and it hath been My good pleasure to choose Islam for you as your religion (5:3).
Toward the end of his sermon, Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam asked "O people, have I faithfully delivered unto you my message?"
A powerful murmur of assent "O Allah, yes!", arose from thousands of pilgrims and the vibrant words "Allahumma na’am" rolled like thunder throughout the valley.
Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam then raised his forefinger and said: "Be my witness O Allah, that I have conveyed your message to your people."
Today, we see our fellow Malaysians still jumping on to the racist bandwagon and threaten their fellow citizens with wanting to fight for and uphold only the rights of the Malays!
The majority of the Muslims of Malaysia have failed to spread the Final Message of the Holy Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam save for those of us who are involved in and actively engaging in the propagation of Islam according to our limited capabilities and personal circumstances?
Those who claim to be the leaders of this so called Muslim nation have failed to truly share the above Standing Order from Allah's Greatest Messenger to the whole of mankind in the true sense of the word!
Has any of our Prime Ministers starting from Almarhum Tunku Abdul Rahman, Allahyarham Tun Abdul Razak, Allahyarham Tun Hussein Onn, still living Tun Mahathir Mohamad and the incumbent Dato' Seri Abdullah Hj Ahmad Badawi who came up with the Bida'ah Al-Lawwamah ( Accursed Innovation) concept of 'Islam Hadhari' ever shared this Final Sermon of Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam with the citizens of Malaysia what more with the whole wide world whilst holding the position of one of the founding member nations of the OIC?
Not that I can remember?
I am not nitpicking against them but just telling it straight to you that our nation's leaders have failed in teaching or guiding the citizens of this country towards living a life that Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala and Khatamun Nabiyyi Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam would be proud of us and bless this country with the best that this world has to offer and Insya Allah in the hereafter?
Yet today there are hordes of my fellow so called Muslims openly defying the Standing Order of the Holy Messenger Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam by threatening an ethnic cleansing of the Malaysian masses just so that only the Malays can live???
Isn't that what the battle cry of ' HIDUP MELAYU!' infers?
I have raised this matter in my earlier posts and am repeating it again here.
What about the rest of the Malaysians?
What does UMNO Penang have in plan for them?
It is disgusting to see my fellow Malaysians having the audacity to forget the Khutbah Al Wida of the Holy Messenger Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam and go about threatening other Malaysians and be so obsessive about their own race?
If I am to be blunt, at times I see my own race and so called fellow Muslims behave in so vile a manner that I am so ashamed to call them my brothers in Islam!
Only last Friday, I was unfortunate to meet a Malay idiot who is a PAS member after Friday prayers at the Masjid Jamek Saidina Othman ibn Affan at Bandar Tun Razak.
I was looking at some books and kitabs being sold by a Malay Muslim at the steps in front of the entrance to the mosque.
I was being together with some other men looking at the books when there was this guy, a Malay in his 40s with a goatee and a kopiah who looked at me wearing my songkok and uttered, 'Buat apa syeikh pakai songkok?' ( Why must you wear a songkok?)
I replied to him that I wear the songkok because I like it and it's a Malay culture and does not necessarily mean that by wearing one, one must be an UMNO member?The fellow took offense and went ballistic against me assuming me to being an UMNO member and looked at me with disgust!
I tell you frankly that if I am not who I am now @ about to turn 50, the fella will have tasted my killer slap right there and then! Grrrrrrrr!!!!
Here I was, just fresh out from prayer, hopefully having had my sins forgiven by the Almighty and I had to meet this @#$%^&! who was obviously a diehard extreme PAS member!!!
Just my freaking bad luck to come across such a lousy useless imbecile who was so bloody judgmental and clearly the kind who love to go around castigating others just because we don't look like him, dress like him and think like the blinkered asshole that he is?
It is dimwits like this guy who smear the faith of Islam and destroy the image of good Muslims in PAS!
I know that such blinkered idiots are only a few and that the majority of the Muslims in Malaysia are good natured folks but I really got hot under my collar last Friday and Syukur Alhamdulillah @ Praise be to Allah, managed to keep my rising temper in check!
Obviously the idiot does not go online and doesn't know about this kick ass Mamak Blogger! :P
So, maintaining the little remaining control that I had, I just told the fellow to just calm down before things got out of control and after giving a salam to all present, walked off.
So, my dear Malaysian Brothers & Sisters, there is still a whole lot of educating to be carried out by us to our obviously racist and prejudiced society!
Please pray that ol' Mahaguru58 here gets to do his duty in peace and do make do'a for me to be able to keep being patient whilst moving ahead with my Dakwah Al Islamiyah efforts both online and in the midst of the gone crazy Malaysian society.
That's why you will hear of me making my escape to the rivers of Hulu Langat every now and then to cool off! Hehehehehehe...
It's tough trying to be a nice guy. God knows that there's a side of me I wish to keep locked up and never have to unleash him for the sake of my name and reputation.
I sure am trying my level best to remain calm and serene in the face of such adversity and hypocrisy that threatens to make me and others like me go el loco!
May Allah bless me with the peace and tranquility that I need in order to survive these troublesome times in my life and make it to the blessed state of mind and spirit that I yearn for?
Ameen Ya Rabbal Alameen.