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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

'Whose Allah?' 101 East - Malaysia: Whose God?



Judge for yourselves as to the type of Islam practiced by these 3 spokesperson for their relative schools of thought they each represent when interviewed by another Muslim hosting Al Jazeera's 101 East TV program?

From what I observe, PAS Shah Alam MP, Khalid Samad disrespects former ABIM's President Tuan Haji Yusri Mohamad by muttering comments when Tuan Haji Yusri speaks and mocks the latter when all Tuan Haji Yusri Mohamad is doing is state his points and clarifying what ABIM and most other Islamic NGO's are objecting to the Catholic Church of Malaysia's insistence that they be allowed to address their object of worship which is NOT Allahu Ta'ala but a Triune Godhead which consists of 3 ~ God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost @ Spirit!

Khalid Samad keeps coming up with an expression ~'the Gospel Truth' in refuting Tuan Haji Yusri!

He seems oblivious to whatever Tuan Haji Yusri is stating and refuses to listen to reason!

Al Jazeera might well have invited a true Catholic Christian like the Reverend Herman Shastri, the Archbishop Murphy Pakiam or the Herald's editor Priest Lawrence to speak up for the Catholics!

Instead we have Khalid Samad insisting in uttering 'the Gospel Truth' as he so fervently exhibits in his continuous cutting off Tuan Haji Yusri's comments! Clearly one can now understand where Khalid Samad's alliances lie from his rubbishing the Islamic NGO's representative's standpoints?

We also have the so called Islamic Liberal Marina Mahathir siding with what seems to be the Malaysian Catholic Church's spokesman in the form of Khalid Samad attacking Tuan Haji Yusri's clarifications every now and then.

Tuan Haji Yusri Mohamad is clearly being attacked by two proponents of the Christian Catholic Church of Malaysia's agenda in misusing the holy and sacred Ismul Allah as the name of their Triune God!

The irony is that these two persons claim to be Muslim at the same time. What kind of a Muslim? Wallahu'alam!

I pity Tuan Haji Yusri for having to deal with someone who argues like a Catholic, speaks like a Catholic and rubbishes his clarifications like an opposing Kaffir but is then not a true Catholic?

What is he? Wallahu'alam bissawab!

Al Jazeera also seems not to bother about the using of a Malay woman who does not adhere to the code of modesty for a Muslimah in getting a westernized host to speak on a religious matter so important and serious that has the potential of unleashing a religious confrontation between this nation's citizens!

It's clear now that Al Jazeera does not represent the Muslim media. It is just another media channel that will exploit religious issues to further its agenda.

To those of you who are concerned about what is clearly taking place ~ media manipulation and opinion moldings of its viewers, stay focused on the true Aqeedah of a Muslim which is not to worship any other form of a religious deity or allow yourselves to be associated with the major sin of Shirik al Akbar as what is being espoused by these two apart from the ABIM representative here!

It's not a matter of the mere translating of the word 'Allah'. This concerns Tawheed. The Oneness of Allah. The bedrock of the Faith of Al Islam!

To those of us who believe in Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala , we have absolute Iman @ faith in Him, the One and Only Rabbul Alamin.

To accept that Allah is the Christian or Jewish understanding of what True God Almighty is a contamination of one's Aqeedah which bases itself in the matter of Tawheed, the Oneness of Allah!

If despite all the explanations, all the religious clarifications by learned Islamic scholars such as the exclusive interview which I did of Al Fadhil Tuan Guru Professor Dato Dr Harun Din, these two obviously confused individuals purporting to speak on behalf of the Muslims in PAS and those who consider themselves as 'liberal' Muslims are still so obstinate in refuting the views of the mainstream majority of Muslims objections to the Kaffir's usage of the blessed Ismul Allah, then we can only attest that we have nothing more to do with such folks!

For your convenience, here is the exclusive video I shot and produced of the learned Professor Tuan Guru Al Fadhil Dato Dr.Harun Din Al Haj for you to learn about the truth of the matter as far as our objections to the Catholic Christians using the blessed Ismul 'Allah' for their Triune God is concerned :


Another point which I wish to clarify is that Iman is something that can't be forced upon those who are incapable of reason or willing to learn, understand and believe?

One can lead a horse to the water but can't force it to drink.

So states a famous proverb yet we all know that it all boils down to one's level of intellect, knowledge, sense of rationalization, ability to process information received and a dire wish to understand that has to come from within one's own self!

When even the mighty and noble prophets and messengers of Almighty Allah faced objections from those whose hearts and minds were sealed from receiving the inspiration from they themselves, what can we current day Muslim bloggers expect to achieve from the descendants of those stonehearted ones today?

8. Wamina alnnasi man yaqoolu amanna biAllahi wabialyawmi al-akhiri wama hum bimu/mineena

8. Of the people there are some who say: "We believe in Allah and the Last Day;" But they do not (really) believe.


9. YukhadiAAoona Allaha waallatheena amanoo wama yakhdaAAoona illa anfusahum wama yashAAuroona

9. Fain would they deceive Allah and those who believe, But they only deceive themselves,
And realise (it) not!


10. Fee quloobihim maradun fazadahumu Allahu maradan walahum AAathabun aleemun bima kanoo yakthiboona

10. In their hearts is a disease; And Allah has increased their disease: And grievous is the penalty they (incur), Because they are false (to themselves).

Surah Al Baqarah Chapter 2 Verses 8 to 10. Holy Al Qur'an Al Kareem.

Dear brothers and sisters, Children of Adam Alaihis Salam.

In the above verses of the Holy Quran, Allah the Almighty warns us about those who pretend to worship Him.

I see in this revelation, the connection of what is happening today in our nation?

The recent brouhaha of those in the Catholic Church of Malaysia insisting that they have been worshiping Almighty Allah just as we Muslims do?

Really?

How come they worship 3 conjured up Gods instead of He the One?

Where's their logic?

Ahh...but then will they come up again with all their self induced reasoning's that Allah so loved His Son that He chose to reincarnate Himself and allowed Himself to be conceived in the womb of Maryam, one of His Creations and be borne forth from Mariam in the way that we mankind and other mammals are given birth to and so on and so forth!...

Makes sense to you?

That He, the Blessed Almighty should have to do all that just to prove to the obstinate Jews that He is the Almighty God of them all?

Controlling myself not to sound too condemning, I just want to leave it to you whoever can muster up a bit of sense and solid rationalizing to ponder on the realities before us!

Can you handle the truth?

I doubt that those whose hearts and minds are diseased will be able to fathom what clear proofs are being revealed by Him the Almighty Himself to us in the Final and Complete Testament that He sent down to an Unlettered Prophet?


11. Wa-itha qeela lahum la tufsidoo fee al-ardi qaloo innama nahnu muslihoona

11. When it is said to them: "Make not mischief on the earth," They say: "Why, we only want to make peace!"


12. Ala innahum humu almufsidoona walakin la yashAAuroona

12. Of a surety, they are the ones Who make mischief, But they realise (it) not.


13. Wa-itha qeela lahum aminoo kama amana alnnasu qaloo anu/minu kama amana alssufahao ala innahum humu alssufahao walakin la yaAAlamoona

13. When it is said to them: "Believe as the others believe:" They say: "Shall we believe
As the fools believe?"-- Nay, of a surety they are the fools, But they do not know.


14. Wa-itha laqoo allatheena amanoo qaloo amanna wa-itha khalaw ila shayateenihim qaloo inna maAAakum innama nahnu mustahzi-oona

14. When they meet those who believe, They say: "We believe;" But when they are alone
With their evil ones, They say: "We are really with you: We (were) only jesting."


15. Allahu yastahzi-o bihim wayamudduhum fee tughyanihim yaAAmahoona

15. Allah will throw back their mockery on them, And give them rope in their trespasses;
so they will wander like blind ones (To and fro).


16. Ola-ika allatheena ishtarawoo alddalalata bialhuda fama rabihat tijaratuhum wama kanoo muhtadeena

16. These are they who have bartered guidance for error: But their traffic is profitless,
And they have lost true direction,


17. Mathaluhum kamathali allathee istawqada naran falamma adaat ma hawlahu thahaba Allahu binoorihim watarakahum fee thulumatin la yubsiroona

17. Their similitude is that of a man who kindled a fire; when it lighted all around him, Allah took away their light and left them in utter darkness. So they could not see.


18. Summun bukmun AAumyun fahum la yarjiAAoona

18. Deaf, dumb, and blind, They will not return (to the path).

Surah Al Baqarah. Verses 11 to 18. Holy Al Quran Al Kareem.

SadaqAllah hal Adzhim. Truthful indeed is Allah the Most Powerful.

Dear brothers and sisters, Muslims and those who are obviously not!

It is not an idle pursuit, this refutation of all those who so choose to blaspheme in His Name. To those of us who really, truly believe in Allah, the One and Only Rabbul Alamin, it matters not to us that we be labeled as this or that!

Really!

I care not for the praises or the curses that come from mankind for all these to me is so temporal in its nature.

Why should we bother about the objections of those recalcitrant ones whose lives are also decided by none other than Allah, Lord, Creator, Cherisher, Sustainer of us all?

Iman is not something you get overnight just like that unless He Wills you to receive it!

The understanding of Al Islam is not something that crops up overnight like the fable of Jack and the Beanstalk.

You have to strive to attain it. You don't get such knowledge by downloading it into your brain like what we do with stuff from the internet.

No sirree!

It comes from years and years of learning and studying. Discussing with our teachers, our learned scholars. Even they do not dare to say that they have known everything there is to the Truth of Al Islam.

No my dear brothers and sisters.

From what I have come to acquire and understand, all that I myself have come to regard as knowledge of Al Islam can be likened to be nothing more than a speck of dust in this expanse of reality that we come to call as the universe?

True Knowledge rests with the Almighty!

Allah Alone.

Yet here be mortals who mock their way when facing the Truth of Al Islam!

Should we lose sleep over the objections of those in whose hearts are a form of disease as what Allah himself has revealed to us?

10. Fee quloobihim maradun fazadahumu Allahu maradan walahum AAathabun aleemun bima kanoo yakthiboona

10. In their hearts is a disease; And God has increased their disease: And grievous is the penalty they (incur), Because they are false (to themselves).

Al Baqarah Chapter 2 Verse 10.

I find the above verse to be so relevant to what's taking place today?

Wallahi!

Blessed be He, the Almighty for His Magnanimosity by which He still allows the recalcitrants to exist defying Him as they please!

If it was up to us, human beings to do as we truly wish, he he he he he...those who defy Him would have been evaporated before one could even utter...be gone you .......?

Don't you agree?

Bear witness O Allah, that we do not wish to associate ourselves with those who choose to abuse your blessed Ismul 'Allah'!

Wallahi! Wabillahi! Wattalahi!

8 comments:

maxthecat said...

Salam,

I have posted this somewhere before. But here is it again, I appreciate your views on it.

As a Muslim, here is my problem with the whole aqidah/tauhid argument:

1. God/Allah measures our tauhid universally, I presume right? I mean there cant be one measurement standard for Arabs or Indons and one for Malays. (That would be just wrong, but again who are we to judge what God/Allah does, but that is besides the point..)

2. If we agree with 1), and we also say that this is an issue of tauhid, we are saying that we are the only correct ones. All the Arabs are wrong, the Indons are wrong because their aqidah is flawed. Is that what you are expousing here?

This is a separate point but imagine a majority Arab christian country who uses the word Allah in their religion. For the sake of not confusing their fellow christians, they ban the use of the word amongst minority muslims.

Is that fair? Would you as a muslim, not be angry??

That is why Allah/God in his infinite wisdom never forbid the use of 'Allah' by non Muslims in the Quran. He reprimands the non believers for believing in others other than Him, for assigning partners with him, not in using His name.

The arguments so far put forth for exclusivity just doesnt make any sense. I remain unconvinced.

Thank you.

Alham said...

Salam,

On whose recommendation that Khalid Samad and the professed liberal muslim Marina could represent the majority Msian Muslims' voice. They are not qualified as a Muslim even with their wayward tawheed (by their action).

Refer to blogger satdthinks on Which Muslims Target Group Are You?

"Enter the C1-C6 Spectrum.....first published by John Travis in 1998 to describe the six very different kinds of Christ-centered communities in the Muslim World.

The aim is to reduce foreigness of the Gospel and the church by contextualizing to biblically permissible cultural forms”

The dirtying of the name Allah by associating blasphemies is only one of the means, albeit a first step.

This is clearly one of the missionary exercises outlined towards converting Muslims in Msia in particular or at least weakening our aqidah.

Anonymous said...

Salam Tuan Mahaguru,

After watching it, my 1st impression was a clear potrayal of arrogancy on the part of Khalid and Marina with zero level of intellect and humbleness. Sad to say that we have this kind of malay muslims around that are lacking of respect and believe of their own religous fundamentals. This are adabs that they carried from their western masters.

To my brother Yusri I would like to congratulate your steadfastness and strong courage to face the kind of trial by his own bangsa. Allah protect and bless you, my brother.

TokPakirKD

MAHAGURU58 said...

Wa'alaikumsalam maxthecat.

I published this comment of yours only for the sake of asking you to identify yourself!

I have made it a point not to answer or publish comments from anonymous bloggers or those who think that they are one but have zilch in their so called blogs?

I am ready to answer your questions here but ask that you be man or woman enough to come forward and identify your self to merit my answering you.

Your questions are good but your being invincible is not.

Hate dealing with the unseen ones.

You game?

MAHAGURU58 said...

Wa'alaikumsalam Alham,

Absolutely correct there sir!

I ask that you start blogging and share your views with the world as a true Muslim.

No reason to fear man.

It is Allah to Whom we are accountable to!

HabluminAllah first ; HablumminanNas second.

MAHAGURU58 said...

Wa'alaikumsalam TokPakirKD,

You have my total support and agreement on this!

May Allah bless you sir.

The One and Only Almighty Allah!

Not what the Catholics and all the other Kaffirs say that they believe in!

1.Qul hu Wallah hu Ahad!
1.Say: He is Allah, the One and Only;

2.Allah hus Samad.
2.Allah, the Eternal, Absolute;

3.Lam Yalid. Walam Yulad!
3.He begets not, nor is He begotten;

4.Walam Ya kun Lahu Quffuwan Ahad!
4.And there is none like unto Him.

Surah Al Ikhlas Chapter 112
Verses 1 to 4
Al Quran Al Karim, the Final Testament for ALL MANKIND!

stravi18 said...

salam.

saya ingin menyentuh posting saudara mengenai isu khalimah allah pada januari 2010. dalam posting tersebut, anda mengkritik khalid samad yang ditemubual dalam aljazeera.

saya mempunyai beberapa orang sahabat arab yang mengatakan bahawa dinegara mereka, penggunaan allah digunakan oleh semua penganut agama samawi-islam, yahudi dan kristian.

soalan saya, adakah kalimah allah hanya ekslusif untuk islam sahaja? tidak bolehkah penganut agama samawi lain menggunakan kalimah allah? bukankah allah itu tuhan sekalian alam dam makhluk? adakah dengan menghadkan penggunaan allah kepada orang islam menunjukkan bahawa allah hanya tuhan bagi umat islam dan tidak bagi agama lain. saya mohon pendapat saudara.

zren88@yahoo.com

MAHAGURU58 said...

Wa'alaikumsalam stravi,

Soalan stravi, adakah kalimah Allah hanya ekslusif untuk islam sahaja?

Allahu Rabbul Alamin adalah Tuhan yang disembah secara mutlak oleh manusia Muslim yang beriman.

Bukankah menjadi satu pembohongan yang nyata bilamana mereka yang menyembah berhala dan makhluk lain menamakan sembahan mereka itu dengan kalimah 'Allah'?

Sekiranya anda seorang Muslim maka saya nasihatkan supaya belajar lebih mendalam lagi bab Tauhid dan Akidah.

Insya Allah anda akan mengerti.

Soalan ke2 : Tidak bolehkah penganut agama samawi lain menggunakan kalimah Allah?

Sila rujuk kepada jawapan di atas. Mengarut lah bilamana seseorang itu menyembah benda lain kemudian mengaku pula menyembah Allah Azza Wa Jalla sama seperti Mukminin dan Mukminat yang berilmu; yang mengetahui akan erti perbezaan sembahan kaffir yang berbangkit dari ilusi khayalan mereka. Sebagai seorang Muslim yang beriman kepada Allahu Ta'ala, kita tidak boleh membuta tuli menerima kenyataan mana mana kaffir bahawa mereka juga menyembah Allah padahal tidak turut beriman dan beramal sebagai seorang Muslim!

Soalan stravi ke3 :bukankah allah itu tuhan sekalian alam dam makhluk?

Memang benar bahawa hanya Allah Maha Pencipta sekelian alam dan makhluk yang ada.

#4 adakah dengan menghadkan penggunaan allah kepada orang islam menunjukkan bahawa Allah hanya tuhan bagi umat islam dan tidak bagi agama lain.

Sudah terang lagi bersuluh. Kenapa anda was was tentang hakikat ini?

Apakah anda berfikir bahawa tokong kaffir tepi jalan yang berselerak di tanahair ini adalah 'allah' yang kita sembah?

Atau berhala berhala sembahan Hindu di Batu Caves itu Allah?

Sila jawab dengan ilmu sekiranya anda benar benar seorang yang beriman kepada Allahu Ta'ala?

Jawab dengan ilmu, bukan nafsu.

Memang benar bahawasanya Allah adalah satu satunya Tuhan Maha Pencipta keseluruhan alam ini beserta dengan segala makhluk yang hidup didalam pelbagai ruang dan alam maya ini.

Namun sebagai manusia, kita diwajibkan untuk beriman terhadapNya seperti diajar Rasulullah SAW.

Apakah mereka yang saudara sebutkan itu beriman pada Allah sama seperti Rasulullah SAW dan kita selaku umatnya?

Sila buat kajian mendalam terlebih dahulu sebelum bertanya?

Terimakasih.