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. Of the people there are some who say: "We believe in Allah and the Last Day;" But they do not (really) believe.
9. Fain would they deceive Allah and those who believe, But they only deceive themselves,
And realise (it) not!
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?
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. When it is said to them: "Make not mischief on the earth," They say: "Why, we only want to make peace!"
12. Of a surety, they are the ones Who make mischief, But they realise (it) not.
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. 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. 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. These are they who have bartered guidance for error: But their traffic is profitless,
And they have lost true direction,
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. Deaf, dumb, and blind, They will not return (to the path).
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!
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.
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!
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. 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?
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?
Wallahi! Wabillahi! Wattalahi!