I don't even want to go deeper into all the other aspects of sin that Non Muslims are said to have similar rights to harm and destroy themselves as they wish or please!
Maybe its just his political leanings that has caused our DPM to say so but as a Caller to Islam, I just wish that when it comes to speaking on matters that are forbidden to us Muslims, anyone who is in a leadership position here in Malaysia to please check their facts first and rationalize as to whether whatever he or she says has any implications as to their person as a God fearing ( if they really are) Muslim?
You see, in my understanding of Islam and being a Muslim, my faith does not allow me to let others go to hell just because they have yet to understand the beauty of God's revealed faith for all mankind.
Others may argue that I wish to impose my ideals unto those who are not of my faith. I beg to differ.
If gambling is a major sin in Islam and Allah, God Almighty surely doesn't ask us to discriminate between our fellow mankind and He commands us to 'Invite all to the way of His with wisdom and beautiful preaching and to reason with them (the ones who have yet to be Muslim) in ways that are best and most gracious!'
Surah An Nahl Chapter 16 Verse 125:
TransliterationOdAAu ila sabeeli rabbika bilhikmatiwalmawAAithati alhasanati wajadilhumbillatee hiya ahsanu inna rabbaka huwa aAAlamubiman dalla AAan sabeelihi wahuwa aAAlamu bilmuhtadeen
Yusuf AliInvite (all) to the Way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious: for thy Lord knoweth best, who have strayed from His Path, and who receive guidance.
Frankly speaking, I do believe that no rational person regardless of his or her faith and bearings should have any objections to the Kelantan PAS State Government for closing down any gambling and betting outlets for the good of the people.
Politics aside, UMNO leaders who are also Muslims ought to know better than to issue any self damaging statements such as the one alluded to Muhyiddin Yassin whereby he asks the Non Muslim Malaysians to judge the Kelantan State Government's religiously based action as infringing upon their rights!
What rights are we talking about here?
The right to destroy oneself and one's family?
The right to waste away precious resources and to put one's loved ones to peril and harm from debt collectors or loan sharks?
What bloody rights are we talking about here?????
Islam has universal values that protects and safeguards humans from going to waste so to speak!
The problem is that we have halfbaked nincompoops amongst the Ummah of this earthly life who seem to have a dire wish to engage in diarrhea of the lip and expose their ignorance of the ideals of Islamic Syariah and what it does to help mankind live a better way of life than what the humankind is notorious for?
Remember Surah Al Asr?
Surat Al-`Aşr (The Declining Day) - سورة العصر
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Verily Allah the Most Compassionate, Most Merciful God of us all has seen it fit to remind us to exhort one another to righteous deeds and to join together in combating sin and wrongdoing.
Don't tell me that we don't give a shit as to what happens to the Chinese, Indians, Sikhs, Orang Asli's, even some of the ignorant ones amongst the Muslim Malays who indulge in gambling, alcoholism, fornication, and all other major sins?
How the hell can we just close our eyes and pretend to mind our own business when Rasul Sallalahu alaihi Wassallam has enjoined us to watch out for one another no matter that they are not our fellow Muslims?
Is Islam that narrow?
Only those who are halfbaked nincompoops will believe such a fallacy!
Islam is for you and me. As a Caller to Islam, I ask that those who want to speak on matters pertaining to our God revealed faith to please do your studies and check with your authentic bonafide ulamaks before you open that trap of yours that can just render you untrustable!
I'm not joking!
The BN Federal Government UMNO leaders who happen to be Muslims must know in depth about the implications of allowing activities that are forbidden in Islam to the general Malaysian population.
If alcohol is haram in Islam, Allah has His Reasons to stop us from imbibing in it. We all know the dangers of alcoholism. Many families have been ruined by it and to this day, there are so many out there getting drunk on cheap spirits just to forget their woes and misery of living in poverty and dire straits!
Go investigate the various reasons that led many who are caught in the deadly web of prostitution and debauchery out there in our nation's nefarious streets of sin and chances are that you will find alcoholism to be one major cause. Drug addiction has also caused many to destroy their good names and reputation.
Check out the reasons why many resort to borrowing from loan sharks and you'll find gambling to be part of the causes.
So, is the PAS State Government of Kelantan wrong according to the Shariah in closing down lottery outlets?
Let's be practical!
PAS is not perfect in many areas but this is one move by them that Mahaguru58 endorses a 100 and 1%!
Whoever opposes such a move has to have his or her Aqeedah checked!
We want those who lead us in government to be of a calibre that is as close to the ideals of a true blue capable wise and righteous Khalifah as best as they possibly can.
If not we are all screwed!
Na'uzubillahiminzalik! May Allah forbid!