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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Bangla 'Claus' kat Pappa Rich Restaurant!

















Assalamualaikum semua.

Tuan tuan dan puan puan mesti sedar bahawa sekarang ini kat Malaysia, ramai para pekerja di pasaraya besar dan restoran restoran mewah diperintah oleh majikan mereka memakai topi 'Santa Claus' sempena kedatangan Hari Natal atau Krismas, pada 25hb Disember nanti.

Semalam semasa saya dan isteri pergi makan malam di Restoran Pappa Rich, Dataran Dwitasik, Bandar Sri Permaisuri, Cheras, KL, kami melihat 'Bangla Claus'.
















Bila saya tanya pekerja pekerja Bangla disana, apakah mereka bukan Muslim, mereka menjawab, " Boss order kita pakai ini topi, itu pasal kami kena pakai kalau mau terus kirija!"

Beginilah nasib pekerja pekerja asing sebab mereka tidak diberi pilihan atau pertimbangan oleh majikan yang bukan Islam.

Soalnya kat KLCC dan juga pasaraya besar yang lain kat 'Negara Islam' Malaysia ini, ramai juga anak anak Melayu yang ba alif ngang turut memakai topi topi 'Santa Claus' dan siap berbangga memakainya tanpa peduli halal haramnya perlakuan mereka itu?

Saya teringat sabda Nabi Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam, " Barangsiapa diantara kamu menyerupai sesuatu kaum itu, maka sama lah kamu dengan mereka!"

Kita bukan dilarang secara total memakai pakaian atau cara sesuatu kaum yang bukan Islam tetapi kenalah menjaga agar pakaian keagamaan atau meraikan sesuatu watak rekaan seperti Santa Claus atau St.Nicholas ini tidak semberono saja di ikut pakai oleh orang orang Islam kita!

Memakai jeket, kemeja dan bertali leher itu adalah kebiasaan pakaian ke pejabat modenan di seluruh dunia.

Itu tak menjadi hal tetapi memakai topi topi Santa Claus sebegini oleh orang orang Islam yang jahil tentang larangan dan hukum hakam Agama Islam menyedihkan saya.

Saya ingin tahu samada JAKIM atau JAWI mempunyai sebarang akta atau peruntukan undang undang untuk menangani jenayah ini?

Ada sesiapa dikalangan pembaca yang tahu tentang perkara ini?

Kasihan saya tengok Mamat mamat Bangla ini terkedu memakai topi Santa Claus tanpa rela hatinya namun dek kerana sesuap nasi, maka terpaksa mengorbankan maruahnya sebagai seorang Muslim dan terpaksa jadi 'Bangla Claus' sekejap!

Bak kata P.Ramlee," Cobaan!"

19 comments:

Maarof said...

Mahaguru,

Kita sepatutnya berlaku adil juga kepada orang bukan Islam. Bukankah keadilan itu dituntut dalam Islam?

Setiap 31 Ogos kita rayakan Hari Kebangsaan.

Di Padang Majlis Perbandaran Seremban setiap peserta kontigen yang mengambil bahagian diminta menadah tangan semasa bacaan doa. Ini diwajibkan juga kepada yang bukan Islam untuk keseragaman. Jika tidak markah kontigen akan dipotong, oleh kerana perbarisan di sini menjadi satu pertandingan.

Dimanakah keadilan kita?

MAHAGURU58 said...

Assalamualaikum Tuan Haji,

Perkara memaksa peserta bukan Islam menadah tangan berdoa bersama umat Islam adalah satu kesalahan dari segi agama Islam.

Islam tidak memaksa kafir mengikuti mana mana amal ibadat kita.

Apa yang Tuan Haji sebutkan sebagai contoh adalah bukti akan kekeliruan dan salah laku pihak penganjur dan pengadilan perarakan tersebut.

Perkara itu adalah satu kesalahan urusetia pertandingan dan boleh diadukan kepada mahkamah.

Pemaksaan oleh majikan bukan Islam keatas pekerja Islam memakai topi lambang keagamaan Kristian adalah salah juga dan boleh di ambil tindakan undang undang.

'Two wrongs do not make a right!'

Bagi pendapat saya rakyat bukan Islam tidak boleh dipaksa memakai tudung atau turut serta mengangkat tangan berdo'a sama seperti kita tetapi jika mereka sendiri mahu berbuat demikian, tidak patut ada siapa yang menahan mereka kerana itu hak mereka juga selaku makhluk ciptaan Allah Azza Wa Jalla.

Ada perbezaan diantara kedua kes tersebut.

mudasir said...

Santa Claus is only a fictional character that was popularized by american pop culture. Its symbolize a winter celebration rather than christianity. Ask any hardcore christians and they will tell you that they denounce santa and agree that santa is a deviation from their religion or is not related at all.

In the case of workers wearing santa hats, has no meaning as long as it is part of their seasonal uniform. Same goes to MPs who wear songkok.

I remember reading about a decade ago, Ulamas in the Islamic world forbids the wearing of jeans. Nowdays, even the Ulamas are buying levis.

MAHAGURU58 said...

Assalamualaikum mudasir.

I beg to differ with you on what you perceive Santa Claus to be a 'winter celebration figure'.

Before we come to any conclusion about anything, the wiser thing to do would be to at least study about the subject matter before stating our piece.

For your information, Santa Claus is a fictional character or folklore figure associated with St.Nicholas @ 'Father Christmas'.

Visit :

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Claus

2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Claus_in_Northern_American_culture

3. http://www.the-north-pole.com/history/

For you to brush off the association of the fictional figure of Santa Claus negates the reality that the Christians of the world do associate him with their faith and thus obliterates any sense of validity to your denial.

I find it strange that here we are, two Muslims discussing Santa Claus. I say that he is associated with Christmas and you claim otherwise?

Santa Claus is fictional. No one denies that. But to have you come say that he is just a winter icon just betrays your failure to have done any research on your part, dear mudasir.

You say :
"In the case of workers wearing santa hats, has no meaning as long as it is part of their seasonal uniform. Same goes to MPs who wear songkok."

For your information sir, it has its grievous implications on the mindsets of those who are clueless about the do's and don'ts of our faith.

You overlooked the Hadith of Rasul Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam :

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Following the footsteps of the Jews and the Christians:

Hadith #6448:

Abu Said Alkhudri reported Allah's Messenger (May peace be upon him)
as saying:

"You would tread the same path as was trodden by those before you inch by inch and step by step so much so that if they had entered into the hole of the lizard, you would follow them in this also.

We said: Allah's Messenger, do you mean Jews and Christians (by your words)"those before you"?

He answered:
Who else(than those two religious groups)?

Hadith #6449
This hadith has been narrated on the authority of Atab b. Yasar
through another chain of transmitters.
-------------------------------------
The same hadith is given in Sahih Bukhari with a little difference of
translation.

Hadith # 9.422:
Narrated by Abu Sa'id al-Khudri:

The Prophet said:

"You will follow the ways of those nations who were before you, span by span and cubit by cubit (i.e., inch by inch) so much so that even if they entered a hole of a mastigure ( kind of lizard @ dhab), you would follow them."

We said, "O Allah's Apostle! (Do you mean) the Jews and the Christians?"

He said, "Whom else?"

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

You claim that :

"I remember reading about a decade ago, Ulamas in the Islamic world forbids the wearing of jeans. Nowdays, even the Ulamas are buying levis."

Frankly speaking mudasir, I have yet to come across such an edict or decree by 'Ulamaks' as you claim?

Wearing jeans isn't the same as wearing a Santa Claus cap or other religiously connected apparel or clothing.

I myself wear jeans because it is just a form of pants using the denim material. Levi's are just a brand of jeans. Nothing to do with religion. Period.

You can't simply paint all such issues with the same brush or disregard its significance or association with?

The Malay songkok is both a religious headgear and also a traditional head piece.

To those Non Muslim MPs who refuse to wear it out of their religious convictions, I say that they have their rights to refuse as such.

The Istana Protocol however requires any recipient of investitures or awards to adorn such a songkok depending on the circumstances prevailing it.

Its not mandatory but encouraged.

Next time you want to speak about such things, do the right thing bro.

Do some studies and research beforehand. Thank you.

UniversalTraveller65 said...

Let each individual decide for himself what is right & wrong!Please read the articles by Wafa Sultan!

MAHAGURU58 said...

Greetings Universal Traveller.

Wafa Sultan? Oh No!!!

I'd rather read the National Geographic Magazine which I just bought!

Wafa Sultan is a lost soul.

I'd leave her to her own choices bro.

Thanks but no thanks sir.

Peace out!

Prachai said...

Hi Mahaguru,

It's just a hat.

If a non-muslim wears the Songkok, he does not become a Malay, or a muslim. It's just a hat.

If I wear a tie, and a suit, I am still who I am. It's just cloth I am putting on.


So ... relaks lah bang. :D.

MAHAGURU58 said...

Prachai,

Sorry bro. Can't agree with your conclusion or confusion.

A Santa cap is a religious symbol.

Of it being a hat or whatever is absolutely true but it also at the same time symbolizes a recognition of that fictitious religious character's connection with the celebration of Christmas, a Christian religious occasion.

I have no quarrel with Christians celebrating their Santa figure or whatever but I am sad to see the many ignorant Muslims especially here in KL and other major cities of Malaysia sport such caps as if they are as you claim them to be?

Our Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam forbade us from following the ways of the Christians and the Jews for a reason.

Gradual pollution of the average Muslims heart and souls with the ways and practices of the Kuffar @ Disbelievers of Allah the Almighty God of us all.

Its easy to dismiss such infringements of a true Muslim's faith and Aqeedah like it is nothing but for those of us who are in the know, such violations have grave consequences of any proper Muslim's creed in the long run and actual realization of his or her religious attestations.

I am sure that the Non Muslims will just be too pleased to see the growing number of ignorants amongst the Malays here in Bolehland.

Sawadee Kap! :)

Auntie Dot said...

Regarding your comment;

"Saya teringat sabda Nabi Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam, " Barangsiapa diantara kamu menyerupai sesuatu kaum itu, maka sama lah kamu dengan mereka!"..."

Saya harap mahaguru dapat membantu kekeliruan yang ada di dalam minda saya. Jika mengikut sabda Rasullullah s.a.w yang tersebut di atas, bagaimana pula dengan penggunaan "kepiah" yang menyerupai apa yang di pakai oleh kaum Yahudi?

Saya juga terjumpa satu ayat dari Old Testament ( ayat yang sebegini tidak dijumpai di dalam Al Quran):

"Tell all the skilled men to whom I have given wisdom in such matters that they are to make garments for Aaron, for his consecration , so he may serve me as priest. 4. These are the gaments they are to make : a breastpiece, an ephod, a robe, a woven tunic, a turban adn a sash. They are to make these sacred garments for your brother Aaron and his sons, so they may serve me as priests......."

Perkataan "turban" itu merunsingkan saya kerana mengikut ayat dari bible di atas, yang menyentuh tentang pemakaian jubah, turban dan sebagainya adalah seperti priest mereka, bagaimanakah dengan pemakaian jubah dan kepiah serta turban di kalangan umat Islam. Wallahualam.

Terima kasih mahaguru. Saya berharap kekeliruan saya dapat mahaguru tolong leraikan...

MAHAGURU58 said...

Assalamualaikum Makcik Titik :D.

Ada perbezaan jelas diantara kopiah yang dipakai kaum Yahudi dan kami lelaki Muslim.

Kepiah Yahudi tidak mencengkam kepala seperti kepiah yang di pakai lelaki Muslim.

Kepiah Yahudi cuma sebagai syarat sahaja dan tidak sama dengan kopiah umat Islam kerana kopiah kita boleh dililit serban diatas nya dan ianya kemas melindungi kepala si pemakai.

Kopiah Yahudi bersaiz kecil dan saya kira di pinkan pada rambut si pemakai. Almaklum sahajalah belum sempat nak bertemu mana mana Yahudi di Malaysia ni.

Tempohari semasa saya bersama isteri ke Singapura, ada ternampak kelibat seorang lelaki berkulit putih dan memakai kopiah Yahudi melintas jalan di kawasan bandaraya.

Beralih tentang bab turban pulak, ada pelbagai turban dan serban.

Serban umat Islam di Malaysia sendiri ada pelbagai cara dan jenis.

Ada serban sufi, yang di lilit besar dan berkopiah tajam.

Ada serban lebai, serban pak haji, serban pelajar madrasah tabligh, serban Al Arqam, dan sebagainya.

Turban Sikh lain pulak cara ikatannya dan jenis kain yang digunakan berbeza.

Turban India kaum Hindu juga berbeza dari segi penggunaan kain kapas dan lain lain.

Insya Allah, kalau ada masa akan saya cari maklumat dan gambar tentang pelbagai macam serban, turban dan kopiah ini untuk kita kaji dan pelajari tentang perbezaan nya bersama.

Semoga Allah SWT membimbingi kita semua.

Amin.

Abdillah.

Zainol Abideen.

Auntie Dot said...

Oh..saya tidak perasan terdapat banyak jenis turban dan kepiah, kerana, secara sekali pandang, kesemuanya kelihatan sama belaka, iaitu, kain yang dililit atau diletakkan di atas kepala. Tudung dan kepiah memang tampak ketara perbezaannya.

Bagaimana pula dengan jubah? Dari mata kasar, jubah kelihatan sama sahaja. Sekiranya seseorang hendak menyerang seorang paderi, jika orang itu jahil, berkemungkinan beliau akan menyerang orang yang berjubah, dalam keadaan menyangakan bahawa dalam ruangan masa yang singkat untuk bertindak, ia dicam sebagai seorang paderi dalam jubah. Ingatkah Mahaguru dengan tragedi seorang Punjabi singh yang dibunuh di Amerika dalam kehangatan issue sept 11, kerana beliau disangkakan seorang muslim..

Secara konklusi, sekiranya umat islam memakai Topi Santa Claus yang dikecilkan saiz atau di tukar bentuk seperti di pinkan di atas kepala, maka kemungkinan ini tidak menyerupai Santa dan ini mungkin boleh digunakan tanpa was was? Wallahualam.

Sekian terima kasih

MAHAGURU58 said...

Auntie Dot,

Dilarang didalam ajaran Agama Islam kita nan suci untuk mana mana Muslim pergi membunuh mana mana pendita atau paderi Kaffir melainkan si Kaffir itu datang menyerang kita dan tidak ada cara alain untuk kita melainkan membela diri dengan cara membalas atau menyerangnya kembali!

Senario ini adalah satu keadaan yang saya berdo'a agar tidak berlaku disini tetapi Wallahu Alam akan apa yang mungkin berlaku dimasa masa akan datang?

Na'uzubillahimin zalik!

Saya musykil kenapa anda terlalu ghairah ingin juga melihat manusia Muslim memakai topi topi Santa Claus walau kecil tara mana sekalipun?

Ianya perbuatan karut dan tidak berfaedah sama sekali!

Budaya barat ada yang baik dan ada yang sia sia.

Kebanyakan masyarakat Muslim kita dewasa ini memang amat gemar sekali mengikuti budaya sedemikian dan amat berbangga sekali menyanyikan lagu lagu 'Happy Birthday to you' sama seperti umat Kristian dan sebagainya.

Apa salahnya jika ikut cara P.Ramlee menunjukkan alternatif didalam pengucapan ucap selamat sesama Islam didalam filem filem arahan arwah?

Contoh :

Didalam filem Tiga Abdul, ditunjukkan cara meraikan ulangtahun Ismet Ulam Raja, ayahanda watak 3 Abdul :

' Allah Selamatkan Kamu!
Allah Selamatkan Kamu!Allah Selamatkan Kamu!Allah Selamatkan Ismet Ulam Raja! Allah Selamatkan Kamu!'

Ha!!! Kan bagus dibuat macam gitu?

Itu adalah do'a! Dan Do'a itu senjata Mukmin.

Namun masyarakat Melayu dan Muslim Malaysia hari ini lorat nak pakai topi Santa Claus!!!

Entah lah! Nang buti nang! Kui buti kui!

Nana nana nana nana! Truk cheng!!!!

Cheng said...

Dear Sir

I read with real concern about what you had written.

Could you tell me on Christmas trees decorated at office premises?

Would it be wrong for muslim employers to decorate Christmas decorations?

Auntie Dot said...

Sebenarnya, saya ingin cuba memahami mengapa topi santa boleh menjadi issue. Saya mempunyai masalah atau mungkin kurang peka terhadap benda benda sebegini yang saya tidak ambil berat. Contohnya, sekiranya saya berada di restaurant yang pelayannya terdiri dari kaum pendatang yang memakai topi santa, mungkin issue yang pertama yang saya fikirkan adalah "mengapa harus ada terlalu ramai pekerja asing, in the first place? Sedangkan terdapat ramai warga negara Malaysia, yang kebanyakannya terdiri dari kaum Melayu (ergo muslims, in Malaysia scenario)yang menganggur, merempit, merompak, melepak, membohsia, dan lain lain. Keadaan ini membuatkan saya tertanya tanya, di manakah salah kita? Adalah jalan mudah sekiranya kita menyalahkan segala yang ada di dalam dunia ini, tanpa menyalahkan diri sendiri. Pokoknya, untuk sesebuah ummah maju kehadapan, kita mesti mempunyai keupayaan "self reflect". Only when we realize our own mistakes, we will be able to realize the problem, and move forward to improve. Wallahualam

MAHAGURU58 said...

Dear Cheng,

Thank you for your query about Muslim bosses who are forced to decorate their offices with Christmas trees?

If let's say the government department or private company concerned has Christians working for them, then in the spirit of religious harmony and to promote a sense of camaraderie for the staff, the Muslim bosses concerned would not be running foul of our faith if they provide their Christian staff some allocations to decorate their office with such festive trivia.

The way we live here in Malaysia is unique and at times our cultural and religious sensitivities tend to crossover and merge into a Malaysian sense of live and let live for the sake of peace and harmony.

A true Muslim must ensure that he or she never gets into a state of confusion about whom he or she worships, adulates and glorifies in the truest sense of the word.

There must not be an iota of respect or reverence to another deity, icon or figure of worship, real or imagined save for The Almighty Allah Himself. Period.

Christmas is a religious celebration. It is to revere the said birthday of the Prophet Jesus whom Christians take to be their Lord.

Hence to us who are Muslims , it is forbidden for us to partake in the religious festivity or occasion that is at its origin celebrating the worship of a creation of Allah, God Almighty.

This is where your query about the position of the Muslim employers come into scrutiny?

The bosses concerned need to be firm and absolute as far as their faith is concerned but at the same time, they are obliged to give some room for their Non Muslim employees to carry out their individual needs to celebrate their own beliefs.

I recall an episode where the Blessed Messenger of God, Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam received a delegation of Arab Christians from Najran at his Masjid Nabawi in Holy Madinah al Munawwarah, one of the 3 sacred lands of Islam.

After Makkah al Mukarramah in Arabia, Madinah al Munawwarah is the second most holiest site for us Muslims.

The 3rd sacred site for us is the Masjidil Al Aqsa in Jerusalem, Occupied Palestine.

The Blessed Prophet allocated a portion of his masjid's grounds for the use of the Arab Christians who arrived on a Friday to have an open dialogue with The Messenger of Allah to ask and learn about Islam?

On Saturday, the Arab Christians spent the whole day and night asking and learning about Islam and lived there in the space allocated for them by the Prophet Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam without any threat to their lives from the Muslims of Madinah.

Come Sunday morning, the Blessed Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam is on record of allowing the Christians to conduct their Sunday Service in that allocated portion of Islam's 2nd holiest site in this world without any obstructions from anyone.

We have to consider that such allowance was for that specific period only and because the Prophet was being diplomatic and a gracious host.

Today, only Muslims are allowed to enter or be at those holy sacred lands save for Occupied Palestine which sees the Zionist Israeli Regime trespass and violate our 3rd holiest spot on Earth using their military supremacy over the helpless Palestinian Arab Muslims before the cuckolded so called Muslim nations of the entire world!

So to answer your question as to what is the position of the Muslim employers who are obliged to appease their Christian staff with giving them space and funds to decorate their office with Christmas trees, etc.; my answer would be that it is allowed if there are such Christian employees present in the department or company concerned?

It would be preposterous however to see JAKIM officials put up such decorations in their premises where no Christians are working!

It all depends on each and every company or department concerned.

Let's take AEON Department Stores @ JUSCO Stores for example or MYDIN Supermarket.

They might be owned by Muslims but their clients consist of all ethnicities and creed.

The Muslim owners will not be considered as guilty of association with the Christians by allowing their stores to be decorated with festive paraphernalia.

It all boils down to the intentions.

Circumstances which we need to take into consideration and really get to the root of things.

It's a case by case situation Brother Cheng and one must not broadly paint every situation with the same old brush of accusations!

Almighty Allah knows us best as to what really is going on in our hearts and minds but we as humans almost always tend to discriminate against others based upon our own individual vales or perceptions.

As long as a Muslim does not commit an open act of disobedience towards Allah out of his or her own free will and conscience, the rest of us have no right to accuse them of apostasy or being Kuffur @ Disbelief against Our Lord.

Only Allah knows best.

May peace be upon you sir.

MAHAGURU58 said...

Auntie Dot.

Anda berkata yang hak tentang keadaan suasana umat Islam Malaysia yang sedang tenggelam dilanda arus kesesatan dan kejahilan tentang agama warisan mereka.

Iya. Agama Warisan. Islam didalam konteks manusia bergelar Muslim hari ini di Malaysia ini sekadar hiasan kulit sahaja.

Penghayatan Ad Deenullah tiada atau kurang sama sekali.

Perhatian terhadap mempelajari kebenaran Islam teramat kurang sama sekali didalam hati dan sanubari kebanayakan dari umat Islam Malaysia hari ini.

Jika ada pun, hanya segelintir kecil sahaja dari kalangan manusia berbangsa Melayu dan India Muslim seperti saya.

Namun, kita tidak boleh semberono mengecap sekelian orang lain dengan tuduhan bahawa mereka tidak seIslam yang sepatutnya!

Kita tidak berhak mencecap sesiapa sebagai Kufur atau Jahil selagi kita tidak melihat bukti yang nyata tentang kekufuran mereka atau perbuatan nyata mereka yang bertentangan dengan ajaran ajaran Islam.

Jika tampak pada kita dan kita mempunyai bukti yang sahih tentang salah laku mereka, pertama sekali kita harus menghubungi mereka yang berkenaan dan menyiasat akan kedudukan sebenar diri mereka itu?

Hanya sesudah kita mendapat bukti atau keterangan yang tepat, barulah kita berhak menyatakan kepada mereka akan kedudukan mereka yang menyalahi Ilam dan membantu mereka kembali menghayati Islam.

Kita sendiri wajib membetulkan diri dengan beristiqamah didalam penghayatan agama kita.

Jadi bagi saya, saya letakkan tugas dan tanggungjawab ini kepada mereka yang berkuasa (sementara) keatas diri kita ini.

Para Sultan dan Raja Melayu yang beriya benar ingin di iktiraf sebagai Penjaga Agama Islam wajib bertindak secara aktif memerangi gejala sosial dan maksiat yang sedang berleluasa dikalangan rakyat dan masyarakat yang mengAgungkan mereka!

Apa pernah Auntie Dot berselisih dengan mana mana Sultan atau Raja Melayu di mana mana ketika Baginda Baginda Tuanku turun padang mencemar Duli menjalankan apa apa aktiviti 'Amar Makruf Nahi Mungkar' di negeri negeri jajahan takluk mereka?

Saya dah berusia 50 tahun. Belum pernah lagi saya menyaksikan keajaiban ini.

Entahlah! Mungkin esok, lusa atau akan datang, kot?

Selagi mereka cuma beretorik dan bermegah dengan pangkat dan kedudukan mereka tanpa benar benar melaksanakan tugas dan tanggungjawab mereka terhadap kita umat Islam Malaysia, saya hanya boleh melihat mereka sebagai golongan yang cakap tak serupa bikin sahaja.

Saya akan hormat Sultan dan Raja Raja Melayu hanya bila Duli Duli Tuanku benar benar berkhidmat sebagai 'Ulul Amri dan tidak seperti sekarang dimana Sultan dan Raja Melayu hanya kelihatan di dais terhormat stadium menyaksikan pertandingan bolasepak, padang padang golf dan konsert konsert di Raja.

Saya kepingin melihat mana mana Sultan atau Raja Raja Melayu turun melaksanakan tugas seorang Sultan Melayu laksana Almarhum Sultan Alaudin Ri`ayat Shah dari Kesultanan Melayu Melaka dahulu.

Jika ada sesiapa dari kalangan Sultan Melayu berani bertindak sedemikian, maka akan Tuanku tuanku berkenaan mendapat sokongan tidak berbelah bagi lagi dari hamba rakyat marhaen ini.

Insya Allah.

Mengenai masaalah kebanjiran pekerja asing, itu tanda akan ketidaksyukuran pemuda dan pemudi Melayu menghargai peluang kerja yang ada di bumi bekas Tanah Melayu ini.

Selagi tidak ada Hijrah Minda oleh kalangan pemuda dan pemudi Melayu, maka jangan hairan jika keseluruhan tenaga kerja negara ini akan berubah menjadi lautan pekerja dari Indonesia, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Myanmar dan China.

Mereka datang merebut peluang yang orang orang Melayu buat tak pandang atau hairan.

Jangan salahkan mereka!

Salahkan Melayu yang tak sedar di untung!

Sekian.

Cheng said...

Dear Sir

Thank you so much for the explanations.

Could you kindly also give your views whether a muslim is allowed to sing along the Christmas carols?

MAHAGURU58 said...

Cheng,

A Muslim is forbidden from practicing any acts of another faith.

Thus, a Muslim is not allowed to sing or venerate any deity or icon of any other faith.

Hope that answers your question.

Cheers.

amoker said...

Zainol,
You are right that Christmas is indeed a religous holiday, supposedly. Commercialism has taken away so much that nowadays, there are more celebrants who are not Christians. While I can't dictate or change how people want to do. Christians are a forgiving lot and we decide to focus on what is important - rememberence of Christ. It is largely symbolic as this is not the exact day of His birth.

On the dressing, i understand on the Islamic teaching on this. However, the Santa hat is not of Christian heritage. In the 1930s, Coca Cola provided the image and colour ( according to Coke colour)for its commercial purpose. I would be most happy if the retail would cut down on the emphasis on Santa Claus and to the real meaning of Christmas. Even as i wrote this, Hallmark is showing a story about Santa Claus.
Do distinct the western culture and Christianity. Cheers