I refer to this excellent technological advancement made by a local Malaysian innovative company which has introduced the 'Auto Wudu Washer'.
I am not surprised at all to read some negative comments by some 'blinkered' commenter's who do not fail to see only the negative aspects of the spokesman being a Non Muslim and there are even those who choose to go ballistic in insulting the spokesman to be a Hindu .... exposing the commenter's apparent lack of wisdom in handling this subject.
Why do such folks fail to look out for the good that this product does and instead go on to insult others who are just out to help make things a bit more easier for those of us who live in an urban environment?
Islam is not a faith that teaches its adherents to live a life devoid of progress or developments. It is a faith that is suitable and practical in all and every imaginable environment or circumstances.
To me as a Muslim, it makes no difference as to who is the inventor of this automatic wudu' washer?
Mr. Anthony Gomez who is the inventor and founder of AACE Technologies Sdn Bhd has come up with a machine that dispenses water adequately for us to take our wudu' without wasting precious water.
What the hell is wrong with that?
Why do some folks have to be so petty and start questioning his self , race or religion?
The Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam prohibited us from wasting water when taking wudu'.
It has been narrated on the authority of Hadhrat Abdullah bin 'Umar (May Allah be well pleased with both of them), that the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) passed by a person performing wuzu. He (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said: " Do not waste (water), do not use more water than you need it. "
In the Blessed Al Quranul Karim, Allah Azza Jalla reminds us in Verse # 31, Surah Al A'raaf :
Sahih InternationalO children of Adam, take your adornment at every masjid, and eat and drink, but be not excessive. Indeed, He likes not those who commit excess.
Tafsir al-JalalaynO Children of Adam! Don your adornment, that which covers your nakedness, at every place of worship, at prayer and at the circumambulation, and eat and drink, what you want, but do not be excessive; He truly does not love those who are excessive.
Thus, I see no reason why we need to make a fuss as to who invented this Auto Wudu Washer and start passing such negative comments with regard as to its inventor being Mr. Anthony Gomez, a Malaysian Christian?
So what if he is a Christian?
Don't tell me that these naysayers have not used or utilized any Non Muslim's invention?
Who has not used or taken advantage of Non Muslim inventions to date?
The aircraft that transports millions if not billions of pilgrims on the Hajj or Umrah trips...aren't they built by many Non Muslim craftsmen and aircraft engineers?
The ships that transport commodities and cargo from Muslim countries and nations...how many of them are built and crafted totally by just Muslim shipbuilders and artisans?
There are a million and one other items that I can use as an example to be built or invented by many Non Muslims out there. Have these naysayers not used any of them in their blinkered life?
This very computer and internet that we are now using...has it not been built or designed by Non Muslims in the first instance?
Please...break out of that self imposed shell of ignorance and try to see the world as it really is?
We all live in a world that is interconnected by Muslims and Kaffirs. Whether we realize it or not, we are dependent on each other in many ways that serve each others needs.
Try to see the world through the eyes of the optimist and Insya Allah, a thousand and one benefits will materialize before our eyes.
If you stubbornly still choose to view each and every thing with a closed and negative mindset, Wallahi, this earthly life as you know it will be definitely hellish in the sense that you have chosen to deny what Allahu Ta'ala has made permissive!
I call upon those of you my brothers and sisters in Islam to not constrict yourselves to such narrow-mindedness and make this advancement in technological beneficial devices designed specially to fulfill and meet our needs in adhering to a sunnah of the Blessed Prophet Muhammad Rahmatulil Alamin Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam which is to use water sparingly when taking wudu!
Just because it is a modern scientifically advanced and beautifully designed modern appliance ; there is no restrictions at all as far as even the ulamaks are concerned with the usage and promotion of this wonderful appliance.
Read what the scholars of Islam have to say with regard to this Auto Wudu Washer here in response to a question asking about the usage of this device?
To Mr. Anthony Gomez,
Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the world of Islam by creating this Auto Wudu Washer.
Know you that despite the narrow minded views of those few so called Muslims who fail to see the beauty of your creation, there are billions of us Muslims who appreciate your coming up with the Auto Wudu Washer.
It is up to Allahu Ta'ala to give His Guidance and Blessings to those who strive to make things easier for the Believers and you sir are undoubtedly amongst those whom He surely will reward accordingly for this contribution to the world's Muslims.
This machine will surely be of immense benefit to urban city centres and masjids that are located in modern facilities around the world.
Terimakasih tuan. Thank you sir. Merci! Gracias! Syukran! Nandri! Xie Xie!.......