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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Catholic Christians Al Kitab issue ~ Addressing Malaysian Muslims responses


Personally, I believe that we as Muslims can't stop the Kaffirs from using whatever language to publish their scriptures or whatever? 

If we are to address the current issues of the Catholic Church here in Malaysia from using the word / term 'Allah' to represent what they now come to claim as their God whilst sticking to the Concept of Trinity, we have our grounds to protest the very notion for it clearly obliterates such a claim

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Qul huwa Allahu ahad
Sahih International
Say, "He is Allah , [who is] One,
Katakanlah (wahai Muhammad): "(Tuhanku) ialah Allah Yang Maha Esa;
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(நபியே!) நீர் கூறுவீராக: அல்லாஹ் அவன் ஒருவனே.

Allahu assamad
Sahih International
Allah , the Eternal Refuge.
"Allah Yang menjadi tumpuan sekalian makhluk untuk memohon sebarang hajat;
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அல்லாஹ் (எவரிடத்தும்) தேவையற்றவன்.

Lam yalid walam yoolad
Sahih International
He neither begets nor is born,
"Ia tiada beranak, dan Ia pula tidak diperanakkan;
Tamil NEW
அவன் (எவரையும்) பெறவுமில்லை (எவராலும்) பெறப்படவுமில்லை.

Walam yakun lahu kufuwan ahad
Sahih International
Nor is there to Him any equivalent."
"Dan tidak ada sesiapapun yang serupa denganNya".
Tamil NEW
அன்றியும், அவனுக்கு நிகராக எவரும் இல்லை.

We can't stop them from using Malay as a medium to translate their religious texts. Malay as a language is universal. So is any other language. 

None can stop us from publishing translations of the meanings of the Holy Quran in any other language. 

It should be the same for any other faith or belief. 

What we need to do is to improve the understanding of Al Islam amongst the ummah, both here in our country and worldwide. 

As we all know, the levels of understanding of true Islamic teachings and putting them to practice in the real sense of the word varies from country to country and even amongst the various tribes and denominations of the Muslims of this world.

I was just writing and doing a study on the 'Untouchables' amongst the Muslims of India. 

Imagine that! 

They have introduced a system of castes amongst the Muslims of India. We have the same sort of differentiating amongst our ummah here too based upon one's lineage and ancestry.

Its not as pronounced here as over there in India but we know that some of us do that. 

Back to the matter of the Christians here wanting to call their Trinitarian Concept of God as 'Allah'. We need to dispel such unwarranted claims the educated and honorable way. Here is the late Allahyarham Syeikh Ahmed Deedat clarifying the delusions regarding Allah the Almighty to be what the Christians claim to be the 3 in 1 'Concept of Godhood which they say is their Trinitarian 'God':

As learned Muslims, we ought to help clear the confusion that the Christians have with regard to the One and Only True God of us all by such crystal clear explanations backed by facts, not with emotional erratic tantrums or outbursts.

Neither by rough slipshod protests and half-baked arguments not backed by the Holy Al Quran and authentic Hadiths. 

Giving way to our human emotions is one thing but we are commanded by Allahu Ta'ala to argue with them (Non Muslims) in ways that are best and most gracious. Surah An Nahl Chapter 16 Verse 125

Surat An-Naĥl (The Bee) - سورة النحل

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OdAAu ila sabeeli rabbika bilhikmatiwalmawAAithati alhasanati wajadilhumbillatee hiya ahsanu inna rabbaka huwa aAAlamubiman dalla AAan sabeelihi wahuwa aAAlamu bilmuhtadeen
Sahih International
Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and good instruction, and argue with them in a way that is best. Indeed, your Lord is most knowing of who has strayed from His way, and He is most knowing of who is [rightly] guided.
Serulah ke jalan Tuhanmu (wahai Muhammad) dengan hikmat kebijaksanaan dan nasihat pengajaran yang baik, dan berbahaslah dengan mereka (yang engkau serukan itu) dengan cara yang lebih baik; sesungguhnya Tuhanmu Dia lah jua yang lebih mengetahui akan orang yang sesat dari jalanNya, dan Dia lah jua yang lebih mengetahui akan orang-orang yang mendapat hidayah petunjuk.
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(நபியே!) உம் இறைவனின் பாதையில் (மக்களை) விவேகத்துடனும், அழகிய உபதேசத்தைக் கொண்டும் நீர் அழைப்பீராக! இன்னும், அவர்களிடத்தில் மிக அழகான முறையில் தர்க்கிப்பீராக! மெய்யாக உம் இறைவன், அவன் வழியைவிட்டுத் தவறியவர்களையும் (அவன் வழியைச் சார்ந்து) நேர்வழி பெற்றவர்களையும் நன்கு அறிவான்.

Why can't we do that? 

Untouchables amongst the Indian Muslim community ~ Shocking realities!

To the uninformed, one might be forgiven if he or she thinks that once one becomes a Muslim, the discrimination that one once faced as an Untouchable @ Dalit / Harijan / Parayan, etc might be a thing of the past.

Not as I have learned. It is shocking to see these unwarranted forms of apartheid being practiced by those who claim to be Muslims. 

I will not pretend that there are no such behaviors amongst the Muslims of Malaysia but to see these absurd levels of segregations being allowed to divide and separate the ummah over there in India just makes me seethe with anger and be sad and dismayed simultaneously.

What kind of people do we have there masquerading as the alims, ulema and scholars of Islam whilst at the same moment allow such bias and discrimination fester amongst the obviously confused and ignorant lot of India's Muslim communities?

Fair enough, we have to accept the fact that even in the life and times of Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam, there were slaves who were mostly persons belonging to a particular race or ethnicity namely Abyssinians or Africans like Sayyidina Bilal ibni Rabah.

But then when Sayyidina Bilal was freed from his bondage, he was treated as an equal by the early Muslims, Companions of Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam.

Only those who are ignorant of true Islamic teachings will resort to differentiating between fellow Muslims and go around strutting like a vain peacock claiming to be from this or that lineage, proudly stating to be from the genealogy going back to the Holy Prophet.

To people like this, I'd say that I am from the Prophet of Allah's lineage too, just like every other person here on Earth! I am also a Son of Prophet Adam Alaihis Salam so do all other human beings!

I am sad to see these unwarranted apartheid system permeate there in India and all other parts of the world.

I call upon those who have a position to change the way things are taking place in India, to work towards abolishing such cruelty.

There is no law in both the Holy Quran or the Prophet's Hadiths allowing for such a system in the lives of Muslims.


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Ambilikile Mwasapile ~ Tanzanian Herbalist's Loliondo Miraculous Cure

If this man was here in Malaysia, you'd see traffic jams all the way from the North to the South of the Malaysian Peninsular, with hundreds of thousands of people making their way to seek cure for their thousand and one ailments. 

I first read about his case here in The New York Times.

You have to watch the video to get a sense of the tremendous desire of hundreds of thousands of sick people who have journeyed thousands of miles just to get to drink a cup of the miraculous herbal concoction.

Truly enough, for every miracle cure that comes up every now and then, there will be voices that will cry foul and accuse the 'healer' of trickery and dubious practices.

This faith healer has his fair share of critics especially from conventional medical practitioners who accuse him of giving false hope to those who are severely sick and suffering from incurable diseases.

Yet out of the thousands who throng to his ordinary mud hut there in the remote hilly area of Northern Tanzania, there are those who claim to have made a miraculous recovery from whatever ailments that they had been suffering for so long!

What can we say?

Human beings are very susceptible to such miraculous cures because we place so much hope on the out of the ordinary.

We are mostly spiritual people and by that we place hope on the Almighty. We expect miraculous cures and focus our hearts and minds to be healed by His Grace and Mercy.

We make our own personal journeys through body and soul and make our pilgrimages to the sacred lands of our individual beliefs.

Throughout history, Man has sought such miraculous faith healing and we go all out to make such a trip, no matter what it takes?

From all corners of the globe, we set out upon such journeys, at least once in a lifetime and we seek redemption. We seek such cures that will cleanse us of our sins, our ailments, our troubles, both real and imagined.

To the Africans queuing up in the 12 km long traffic jams snaking its way through the Northern Tanzania hills just to go get their cup of cure, no matter what anyone says or does, they would pay no heed and just persevere in getting cured.

No matter what faith this old healer professes, people who are sick will just trudge through mud, swim across rivers, brave the dangers that lie in wait along their perilous journeys and push through till they can get their hands on that cup of greenish broth that old Babu @ Ambilikile Mwasapile dishes out!

This is human reality.

Makes me wonder about what the Blessed Prophet Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam forewarned us about the coming of the Dajjal. He who will cut a person in two and by the Will of Allah, join again such severed torso and bring it back to life with His Permission.

Who amongst us mankind will not be swayed in his or her belief if we are to witness such an event pending the coming of Yaum al Qiyamat?

Not that many I presume...

For now, the crowds are getting bigger and as the journalist states at the end of the video, Babu is already getting swamped trying to cater to the multitudes of suffering humans making their way to him.

The Loliondo Miraculous Cure....


The Untouchables of India ~ Similar Divisions of classes in every human society ~ A Study

When I reflected upon the recent controversy regarding Malaysian Indians protest against the usage of the word 'pariah' used by one of Malaysia's National Laureate @ Abdullah Hussein in his novel 'Interlok' which was part of the Form 5 students Malay Literature syllabus, it prompted me to do a study on the subject matter.

To get to the roots of that derogatory term used to refer to the 'Untouchables' of the Indian caste system, we need to trace its origin back to India.

The  home of billions of people each divided and separated by age old tribal customs and genealogical variations not only by their language and dialects but also as to the physical attributes which are a myriad of differences created by Almighty God.

The usage of a particular derogatory term @ 'pariah' to describe the lowest caste of one of the Indian character in the said novel raised the ire of the Malaysian Indians here in Malaysia and they raised a protest against the continuous usage of the novel depicted here as part of the Malay Literature syllabus in the Malaysian Education System especially for 5th Formers.

To understand as to why they took offense to the usage of the word, we who are concerned for our fellow Malaysians must study the caste system that is still very much alive over there in India.

Its not that pronounced here in our Malaysian life, but I understand that our Malaysian Indians are also very much entrenched in such divisive preferences both in the socio-political and business circles. Just take a look at the ones running or ruling the Malaysian Indian Congress @ MIC here in Malaysia.

You'd notice only a certain caste calling the shots. The current MIC President belongs to the 'Gounder' caste. So was the previous longest in power ex-President Dato Seri S. Samy Vellu.

The caste system of India is still quite prevalent here in this country but not as pronounced due to the smaller numbers of Indians in Malaysia compared to the Malays and Chinese.

It is not as evident here as the way such age old customs and caste systems still divide and separate the various classes amongst the Indians as a whole over there in India.

The Hindus hold very firmly to their inherited values and caste system which they claim dates back to thousands of years and refer to the Law of Manu, which is part of their religious beliefs.

There are several videos available here which shows the way life is in India to this very day for the Untouchables @ Dalits, Harijans, etc.

They still hold very firmly to the age old traditions from their forefathers. You can see that its not easy to change the way life has always been for the Untouchables over there in India.

Even though there are a few movements that aim to get rid of all these caste systems in India, the majority of rural dwellers still uphold the traditions of old to the letter.

During the times of the British Colonial rule over India, the Englishmen lorded it over the Indians to the extent that they were regarded as the Master Race @ the Aryans and the Hindus were so subjugated by the British in all areas of life.

The same thing happened here when the British lorded it over our forefathers during the Colonial rule over Malaya. 'Tuan Besar' used to be what they were addressed as. Lord Master.

Well, today, the British have left both India and Malaya but the vestiges of their legacy remains in some parts of India still. There are no remnants of British lordship left in Malaya but the Caste system still lords it over many communities in present day India. 

Still choking the life out of so many and despite the world having evolved to be what it is today with all its modern marvels, India still witnesses horrific crimes and abuses upon its Untouchables perpetrated by those whose hearts and minds are still cloaked with the feudal system of old.

They continue to torture and abuse those who are called Harijans @ Pariah's amongst the caste system still thriving in India.

Here is Part 2 of the video.

In a sense, we can also see the differences of classes happen in all other parts of the world and even in ancient Arabia or in Rome, Greece, Jerusalem or in Egypt during the times of the Pharaoh.

There were the so called noblemen, soldiers, tradesmen, servants, etc. Each society of old right up to this day continue to live a life separated by levels of wealth and occupations.

We all know that this happens in every level of society. There is a caste system existing here within our very existence. The titled ones who do not mix with those who aren't of their kind.

The Tuanku's and Tengku's, Tun's and Tan Sri's, Datuks and Datins. Isn't these part of a caste system as well?

You take any of the 'high society' featuring magazines like the 'Malaysian Tatler'. Would you even see any common people gracing the cover or the pages of its magazine?

No sirree! Only the ones who are rich and 'famous'. 

In a way this is a part of a caste system as well. The reality is right there on our streets.

The rich and famous are given the right of way on our highways. Traffic policemen and outriders clear the roads for the titled as they speed past us who pay toll but must make way for the buggers as their luxury cars zoom away to whatever exclusive gathering is being held in their honor at posh restaurants and five star hotels.

Caste system well and truly alive in every part of the world. All we need to do is to accept that even in the hereafter, there are different levels of heavens and even hellfires prepared by God Almighty for us according to our deeds.

Its not something that can be changed overnight! 

Life in India is steeped in age old traditions and to change them needs herculean efforts and the cooperation of many.

The ones who are angry over the labels and terms being accorded to them ought not fret. If they work doubly hard and make their way out of the pitfalls that they find ourselves in, believe me when I say that those who look down upon those who are poor will waste no time in saluting them when they up the ante later in life! 

Its all a matter of effort.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Libyan woman alleges being raped for 2 days by Libyan forces

A Libyan woman @ Eman el Obeidi was forcibly taken away by Libyan Government agents from a hotel where she came to plead for help from foreign journalists.

CNN journalists were manhandled and their camera smashed by the Libyan agents.

Such is the reality of Gaddafi's regime!

Eman el Obeidi alleged that she was arrested by Libyan government agents and taken by force to an undisclosed place where she was beaten, tied up and raped continuously for 2 days.

She made her way to the hotel in Tripoli but was manhandled by Muammar el Gaddafi's agents and forcibly taken away by them.

Modern day marvels ~ Biomedical advancements for amputees and those with deformities

Living in these Age of the Internet and advanced levels and means of communication has also brought about a world of scientific advancements that would be categorized as nothing but fiction in times afore.

Who would have thought that we could see and hear things happening in other parts of the world in real-time on devices that could have only be possible in science fiction magazines and publications?

The laptops, iPhones, Android devices are just a few of today's communication devices that are simply outstanding and modern day marvels. 

There are also scientific marvels that have come to be in the field of biomedical science and bionic engineering. 

Things that would have been dismissed off as simply impossible by those who lived hundreds of years before us. They would have scoffed at such ideas and inventions as being from the devil! :P

Yet all these are now possible. Not all modern day inventions are harmful to us in the real sense of the word. People who have been injured or deformed from birth are now able to utilize advanced engineering marvels such as the case of this young woman who lost her left arm as a result of a motorcycle accident. 

Claudia Mitchell now has a bionic artificial arm fixed to her torso by scientists and biomedical engineers who have crafted such a technological wonder.

Claudia Mitchell is the world's first bionic woman. She can now use her bionic arm to go about doing her daily chores and needs. Read about it here.

Take a look at the prosthetic hand in the video below.

Hail to the biomedical scientists and engineers out there! You are life savers!


Now, coming back to the Supreme Engineer of us all.

Allah the Almighty. Have we ever stopped for a moment and thanked Him for giving us all that we have within ourselves?

Each and every part of our body is of the highest quality and superb craftsmanship. 

Everything that we take for granted is of the best engineering and master craftsmanship that there is.

No matter how advanced our scientists and engineers can be, they can never match or come to par with the works of God Almighty. Human beings can try our level best to compete with God but in the end we will usually end up running short for our lives here on Earth is but temporary.

I will follow up on this in the coming articles. Insya Allah.

Massacre in Syria ~ Bashar Al Asad's forces open fire on protesters ~ Videos

There is an ongoing massacre of Syrians at this moment. Starting from Friday, Syrians Armed forces are shooting live bullets into the crowds of protesting Syrians who are calling for reforms under the presidency of Bashar Al Asad.

The videos above were shot by the Syrians who were taking part in the protests and uploaded to You Tube.

The domino effect of protests and reforms which has spread from Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, Oman, Libya and parts of Saudi Arabia has now started in Syria.

Its unstoppable. Dictators and despots might think that they will be able to squash these uprisings by using their military and police armed forces but eventually the people will be forced to rise up en masse against such ruthless tyrants and with tremendous loss of life and injury to their persons, they will prevail!

History has shown just that. It is just a matter of time and leadership. If the tyrants continue to live in opulence whilst their people suffer, then the inevitable will take place.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Anwar Ibrahim ~ Ceramah di Taman Melawati ~ 'Reformasi' bergema kembali!!!

Anwar Ibrahim, pemimpin PKR berceramah menerangkan keadaan dirinya yang dituduh Rahim Thamby Chik dan 2 lagi rakannya sebagai terlibat didalam skandal seks bersama pelacur Cina dihadapan orang awam. Cara beliau berceramah mengingatkan kita kepada suasana di tahun 1998 bila beliau dipecat dari jawatan TPM dan lain lain kedudukannya didalam Kerajaan Persekutuan dibawah pemerintahan PM Tun Dr Mahathir.

Sejurus sesudah Anwar menghentikan ceramahnya selama 15 minit yang dibenarkan polis, maka bergema semula laungan 'Reformasi' oleh para penyokong beliau!!!
Bilamana Rahim Thamby Chik, seorang yang pernah dituduh merogol perempuan yang dibawah umur (gambar di atas) tampil dengan video seks yang dikatakan memaparkan Anwar ibrahim dengan pelacur Cina secara dirakam curi, maka saya berpendapat Rahim Thamby Chik dan rakan rakan nya didalam trio Datuk 'T' telah merosakkan sebarang kemajuan UMNO dan BN dibawah pimpinan Najib sejak PRU ke 12!
Rahim Thamby Chik dengan rakan rakannya bukanlah boleh dibanggakan sebagai mereka yang terkenal dengan kewarakan masing masing.

Silap besar!

Sekarang Najib pula yang kena tanggung natijah salah perhitungan Rahim Thamby Chik dan rakan rakannya.
Lim Guan Eng pernah masuk penjara hanya kerana ingin membela mangsa kerakusan nafsu pemimpin Kerajaan Negeri Melaka terbabit.

Bukankah ini semua telah menjadi sejarah negara?

Kenapa bangang sangat nak cuba memerangkap Anwar dengan cara kotor?

Hello brader, raplah jingga betul!

Apakejadahnya nak suruh 1Malaysia tonton video lucah?

Tak ada kerja lain ke bagi kita semua?

Bodoh betui!!! 

Terlajak perahu boleh diundur, terlajak buat sial, tanggung saja natijahnya!!!
Orang lain yang berak tengah jalan, Najib Tun Razak pula terpalit najisnya!!!

Ish! Ish! Ish! Ish!


Facebook ~ Have you watched this video about how they are milking our info?

Pretty scary stuff. The way Facebook utilizes one application after another to milk our private and personal info.

The following video is very straight forward and shows just what happens when those who get bitten by the Facebook virus end up disclosing almost everything about their personal life and itty bitty details.

The espionage agencies of the world would be very happily tapping in to the lives of billions of Facebookers collecting vital information supplied to them by those who are just too naive to know that whatever confidential details about themselves that they do not have any form of control over is gonna comeback and bite them in the ass, metaphorically speaking!  

Really! This is no joke! Please stop exposing all personal details about yourself and stupidly letting others milk such personal and private data about you! Even Obama warned the world about disclosing too much about oneself in Facebook!

Here's another video that warns young people about posting sensitive information or explicit pictures that can and will return to harm them when they least expect it.

Once you press the Enter key and open yourself up to the entire internet, there is no 'Backspace' thats gonna be able to undo the harm you've done to yourself.

So please, be extra careful about losing control over sensitive data and info about your private confidential information. If it falls into the wrong hands, life will not be worth living anymore when you are hounded by the devil's spawn in human form.

Please spread this article to all those whom you care about and help them stop disclosing too much vital info in Facebook.

Chances are that you might just lose face when the global audience sees things about our own selfs that they should not!

Better to be safe than sorry!